Written by: Rachel Herzog

A new chief in town

By Rachel Herzog and Jordan Wilkie

February 9, 2017

  Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis said that building a better relationship with the community is at the root of public safety. “Community raised me,” she said. “We all search for family somewhere. If they don’t have it at home, young people may look for it on the streets.” After taking the oath in […]

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Police Athletic League puts kids and cops on the field

By Brenna Elmore and Rachel Herzog

November 9, 2016

  On a chilly Saturday morning in November, two police officers cross the deserted soccer field in front of the Holton Career and Resource Center. But they’re not patrolling the area — together, they lift up a soccer goal on their shoulders and move it along the white lines painted in the grass. Soon, cars […]

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Ken Moshesh: Durham musician draws inspiration from activism and homelessness

By Meredith Wilson and Rachel Herzog

October 24, 2016

Ken Moshesh is full of stories — stories he’ll tell you over drums. He organized communities with the Black Panthers, taught at the University of California at Berkeley, toured with experimental jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra, and the fell into a series of circumstances, including skyrocketing real estate prices in the Bay Area, that made him […]

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First VOICE teen editor continues community advocacy

By Brenna Elmore and Rachel Herzog

October 5, 2016

  Zenzele Barnes still remembers the excitement she felt when the first paper issue of the Durham VOICE was printed in February 2010. She remembers chatting with the school secretary while waiting for new copies of each issue to be delivered to the front office of Jordan High School. She remembers putting the new copies […]

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Durham Co-op Market off to a good start

By Rachel Herzog

September 21, 2016

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Durham Co-op Market at 111 W. Chapel Hill St., and the yellow picnic tables on the shady square outside the store are full. Kids and senior citizens alike line up for free grilled cheese sandwiches and creamy tomato soup in small styrofoam cups. Young couples chat over local […]

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