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Marathon Walk Follow-Up  East Durham Trail Blazers walk 262 miles as part of health initiative

Marathon Walk Follow-Up East Durham Trail Blazers walk 262 miles as part of health initiative

The East Durham Trail Blazers—an exercise group formed by the East Durham Children’s Initiative to improve personal health and encourage community interaction—walked a total of 262 miles in less than six months, despite the heat, the cold and fatigue. EDCI challenged the group, composed entirely of local residents, to walk 26 miles in six weeks, using a 1-mile loop around… Read more →

Kidznotes: Growing bigger and brighter in Durham

Kidznotes: Growing bigger and brighter in Durham

“Hands Up! Instruments Up!” Instructor Omar Ruiz-Lopez says to the group of young musicians. The section of Kidznotes waits expectantly for Ruiz-Lopez to raise his hands before raising their violins and playing the first note of the song of the day: “Fiddles on Fire.” Kidznotes, a free orchestral community program for children K-8 grade, is still growing, as students and… Read more →

Global Scholars Academy Gives Back

Global Scholars Academy Gives Back

In August the Global Scholars Academy had a field trip with select student to Chapel Hill to participate in the first UNC Orientation Team/Bike Building Workshop. Grades three through seven were given the opportunity to write an essay titled “Exploring the World on My New Bike”, and 30 Students – 15 boys and 15 girls – were then selected. The… Read more →

DHA hopes to revitalize Southeast Central Durham community

DHA hopes to revitalize Southeast Central Durham community

  By Jordan Bailey, UNC Staff Writer; and Amber Buford, NCCU Staff Writer The Durham Housing Authority hopes to receive some federal money for much needed renovations to low income housing communities next year. The federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) aims to provide neighborhoods across the United States with a portion of the funds needed to redevelop target areas. Alisha… Read more →

Pauli Murray Project aims to involve local youth in activism through poetry contest

Pauli Murray Project aims to involve local youth in activism through poetry contest

  Activist. Priest. Lawyer. Hero. The Rev. Pauli Murray was all that and more, but she is also known for her poetry, which lives on with the Pauli Murray Project’s Youth Prophecy Poetry Contest. In its third year, the contest gives youths, who are between 12 and 19 years old as well as residents of Durham, a chance to express… Read more →

Durham Police Athletic League brings schools together for basketball

Durham Police Athletic League brings schools together for basketball

  The police officers visiting the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club were not investigating stolen jewelry on Saturday, March 1. They were interested in a different kind of stealing: the kind that involves snatching a basketball from an opponent’s hands and taking it to the hoop. Master Officer Erwin Baker serves as a referee for the Durham Police Athletic… Read more →

Durham nonprofit makes early childhood count

Durham nonprofit makes early childhood count

When it comes to education, one East Durham nonprofit organization knows it’s important to start as early as possible. The East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) assembled a team in January to make sure at-risk children in the neighborhood get a head start on learning. Ebonyse Mead, one of EDCI’s early childhood parent advocates, said a lot of children’s brain development happens… Read more →