Written by: Maddie Marshall

PYO students spend a day in the life of UNC-Chapel Hill students

By Maddie Marshall

April 11, 2018

It was late morning, and the sun was peeking from behind the clouds as the students and leaders of Partners for Youth Opportunity arrived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But the slightly overcast day did not stop them from a having an adventure. The PYO students and staff members were visiting […]

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Durham attorney serves community through law, advocacy

By Maddie Marshall

March 28, 2018

  There was a warmth in the room. It could have been from the sun shining through the window, or the warmth that came from a smile. Nisha G. Williams sat at the dining room table helping her 14-year-old son, Louis, with his homework and as she prepared for dinner.  Williams began her journey into […]

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Annual Black History program honors leaders

By Maddie Marshall

February 28, 2018

History has a way of repeating itself. At Antioch Baptist Church, one could see the history of black excellence continued to repeat itself. On Sunday, Feb. 25, Antioch Baptist Church in Durham held its annual African-American History Celebration program. The event featured numerous speakers, performers, honorees and representatives from outside the Durham community. Ebenezer Baptist […]

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Famous social activist Ruby Sales gives powerful speech at NCCU

By Tessa Platek, Maddie Marshall and Tenley Garrett

February 14, 2018

“Wade in the water Wade in the water, children, Wade in the water God’s gonna trouble the water.” The negro spiritual “Wade in the Water” was lifted up in unison by the crowd gathered in the B.N. Duke Auditorium at North Carolina Central University. An older black woman sat center stage, singing the hymn along […]

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Book Harvest’s Dream Big Book Drive honors MLK Legacy

By Maddie Marshall

January 31, 2018

Under the large shelter at Durham Central Park, a crowd is gathered for Book Harvest’s annual Dream Big Book Drive. For seven years, Book Harvest has been holding the event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The drive started after Book Harvest founder and executive director, Ginger Young, began collecting […]

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