Written by: Katie Rice

Dear Durham: An open letter to our readers

By Katie Rice

April 11, 2018

As a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, I often find myself stuck in the “Chapel Hill bubble,” the detached environment of privilege and academia surrounding my campus. I go to class with people who, for the most part, look like me and have had a lot of the same experiences as me. It is easy for […]

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Durham’s 16th annual Women’s Forum celebrates persistence, fights discrimination

By Katie Rice

March 28, 2018

Durham does not forget that March is Women’s History Month. Every year, the city hosts a women’s panel and invites local women to speak on the year’s theme. This year, the theme of Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” The theme comes from the […]

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Children ‘Meet the Heroes’ of black history

By Katie Rice

February 28, 2018

Eight-year-old Merone Tennant and her mother, Candy, stand in a hall of New Creation United Methodist Church on Clarendon Street in Durham. The two hunch over a map of the upper floor of the church overlaid with images of historic African-American figures, deciding who to visit next. Tennant has already been to Jackie Robinson’s room, […]

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Durham artists take on national issues with “DREAMers” art exhibit

By Katie Rice

February 14, 2018

When Cornelio Campos arrived in the United States in 1989, he knew no English and next to no one, but he held onto his childhood dream of being an artist. Nearly three decades later, he finds himself confronting the same issues he saw as a new immigrant, but now he can control the conversation. In […]

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Unity March and Rally unites Durham in MLK’s legacy

By Katie Rice, Ramishah Maruf and Tenley Garrett

January 31, 2018

It is below freezing, but Antwon Styles grips his daughters’ hands, joining hundreds of marchers in downtown Durham for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March and Rally on Saturday, Jan. 15. Audrina, Antwon’s fourth-grader, holds a sign that reads “For the Children” adorned with hearts and smiley faces. Durham holds a history rooted […]

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