Written by: Maria Elena Vizcaino

¿Por qué queremos escuchar tu VOZ? (Why do we want to hear your VOICE?)

By Maria Elena Vizcaino

April 11, 2018

My dad has lived in the United States for the past 10 years. He doesn’t speak a word of English. That’s why back in January, when my professor suggested The VOICE publish articles in Spanish, I didn’t hesitate before committing to translate our content. Like my dad, thousands of immigrants in this country decide to […]

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Writers recount their experiences with desegregation at Hillside High School

By Maria Elena Vizcaino

March 28, 2018

Among laughter, letters and many cups of coffee at a Durham bakery four years ago, Cindy Waszak Geary mentioned to her writing group that she graduated from Hillside High School. “First, I didn’t believe her,” LaHoma Smith Romocki said. “I had to give her a test — ‘Do you remember this? Do you remember that? […]

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La comunidad afronta problemas de vivienda en Durham

By Cole Villena and Maria Elena Vizcaino

February 26, 2018

Nigel Brown cree que su destino lo llevó a trabajar ayudando a la gente a tener un techo sobre sus cabezas. En Housing for New Hope, Brown lidera el programa de realojamiento rápido para familias que han perdido su hogar permanente. Este programa es uno de los muchos servicios que la organización ofrece. También son […]

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Housing for New Hope removes barriers to housing for the homeless

By Maria Elena Vizcaino and Cole Villena

February 14, 2018

Nigel Brown said he believes it was his destiny that landed him a job where he helps people keep a roof over their heads. At Housing for New Hope, Brown leads the Rapid Re-Housing program which helps families transition from homelessness to a permanent home. This program is one of many services offered by the […]

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Antioch Baptist Church celebrates 25 years of service to the community

By Maria Elena Vizcaino

January 31, 2018

When TaQuan Lynch moved to Durham in 2012, he visited a different church every Sunday for months, hoping to find one that reflected his beliefs and values. “I was looking for certain things in a church, like the atmosphere, how people worship, how sincere they are to the word of God,” he said. “Antioch was […]

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