Community

Durham’s food pantries face challenges as demand surges amid rising costs

By Danelis Olivera-Herrera

April 19, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024 By Danelis Olivera-Herrera As the food bank deliveryman made his way inside the Iglesia Emanuel food pantry, carrying a dozen boxes, he stopped as he saw Margaret Rubiera, the volunteer manager. He told her there is less than usual, and he isn’t sure why. “It’s definitely less, but we’re grateful,” Rubiera […]

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Sincerely Yours Salon celebrates 25 years of nurturing natural beauty

By Stella Griffin

April 2, 2024

“When I came here it felt different from the others,” Hill said. “In the other settings, stylists talk to each other, they play music and they kind of ignore the client. It’s just a trade and you feel like you’re a customer. When I came here, it was about the person in the chair.”

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Q&A: Chelsea Cook reflects on housing, law background, Durham City Council

By Lucy Marques

March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024 By Lucy Marques The Durham VOICE’s Lucy Marques spoke with Durham City Council member Chelsea Cook about priorities for the council, career experience, and favorite things about Durham. Cook was appointed to the council in January to fill the seat that opened up after Leonardo Williams was elected mayor, and currently […]

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Durham man turns to community to rally support for kidney transplant

By Stella Griffin

In 2007, Raymond was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerculosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disease that creates scar tissue around the kidneys and prevents them from filtering toxins from the blood. This  led to kidney failure for Raymond. He is in desperate need of a kidney transplant to live.

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Durham Woman Empowers Teens to Shape their own Futures

By Courtney Fisher

February 28, 2024

In East Durham, Destiny Alexander is giving teens the power to shape their own futures through the POOF Center. Standing for “Planning Our Own Futures/Funerals,” the center gives teens resources like financial knowledge, business experience, and travel to help prepare them for success in the real world.

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Safe Space: Building a Future of Inclusion for the Trans Community at Salons

By Heather Diehl

February 23, 2024

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 By Heather Diehl Safe Space Salon and Art Gallery in Durham, N.C., exudes a welcoming energy starting with the pride flags waving in the wind and the wagging tail of Cassie, the salon’s dog, greeting everyone as they walk inside. The name, Safe Space, encompasses exactly what owner, Panduh Kat (she/they), […]

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