Leonardo Williams

Pieces of a Legacy

By Ann Licharew

March 31, 2024

Sunday, March 31, 2024 By Ann Licharew As Mayor Elaine O’Neal steps away from a two-year term in office, she seeks her next calling through spirituality and reflection—leaving behind a lasting legacy as the first Black female mayor of Durham, North Carolina.

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Leonardo Williams leads mayoral votes with a personal connection to Durham

By Emma Hall

November 2, 2023

Williams went to North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., and has worked as an educator and entrepreneur in Durham since. He also emphasized that as a Black man, he believes he can better connect to Durham issues than Woodard.

“A lot of Durham problems that we are experiencing right now, they are personal, lived experiences to me,” he said.

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LGBTQ Community Thoughts After Durham’s Primary Elections

By Audrey Kashatus

October 31, 2023

As Durham gets closer to its municipal elections this year, one demographic has important topics on its mind when deciding between candidates.  The remaining two candidates for the mayor of Durham are Mike Woodard and Leonardo Williams. Sylvester Williams, who has previously opposed gay marriage and cited sexuality as a contributor to the high drug […]

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