Q&A with Rep. Mickey Michaux on Durham life and history

By Alexis Allston

April 19, 2017

Rep. Henry McKinley “Mickey” Michaux Jr., D-Durham, is the longest serving African-American representative in the N.C. General Assembly at 86 years old. Durham Voice co-editor Alexis Allston sat down with Michaux to talk about Durham, local politics and a lifetime of service. DV: What part of Durham did you grow up in? MM: I was born, bred […]

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Durham City Council approves education initiative funding

By Bryce Lapping

The Durham City Council unanimously voted 7-0 to fund the education task force of the Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative, now known as the 10.01 Transformation in Ten (T2) Initiative, at its April 17 meeting. The education task force will receive nearly $32,500 to assist in its new initiatives, Advancing Educational Outcome and Opportunities (AEOO) and […]

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A Q&A with Durham County Republican HQ Chair

By Jarely Parada

April 5, 2017

  To some people in Durham, the Republican Party is the party of old white men consumed with self-pride and a lack of care for the less fortunate. Deep in central Durham County, where only 14 percent of people are registered Republicans, one man believes the African-American community should consider a different way of thinking. […]

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Mayor Bell plans to leave a legacy of outreach, community

By Bryce Lapping

Durham Mayor Bill Bell has made a difference in the community he loves, and he will continue to do so after his final term expires later this year. Bell, who has served as mayor since 2001, sat down with The VOICE to discuss his impact on the city, mainly regarding his poverty reduction initiative, which […]

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A Triangle coalition hopes to unify progressives

By Bryce Lapping

March 1, 2017

The Triangle Unity May Day Coalition held a “Triangle People’s Assembly” Saturday, the third such event since President Trump’s election. The assembly hosted representatives from a variety of social and economic justice organizations at The Palace International, a Durham restaurant started by two Kenyan natives. The Triangle Unity May Day Coalition formed in 2016 to […]

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Historic Thousands on Jones Street lives up to its name

By Catherine O'Neill and Bryce Lapping

February 15, 2017

  Tens of thousands of people packed the streets for Saturday’s Historic Thousands on Jones Street event in Raleigh, lead by the N.C. NAACP.  According to the event’s organizers, this number exceeded the march’s previous record from 2014. The march was bookended by speeches outside of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at […]

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25th Annual Vigil Against Violence remembers 44 lost

By Nicole Caporaso

  For 25 years, the Durham community has been honoring victims of violence with an annual vigil. The 25th Annual Vigil Against Violence will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. Organized by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and the Durham chapter of […]

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A new chief in town

By Jordan Wilkie and Rachel Herzog

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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Women’s March on Raleigh raises questions about race for many

By Bryce Lapping

February 1, 2017

Millions took to the streets across the nation in solidarity with women less than 24 hours after Donald Trump took the oath of office. Aatia Davison, a 19-year-old studying at UNC-Chapel Hill who grew up in the Triangle, traveled to Washington, D.C., to make her voice heard. “No hate, no fear. Immigrants are welcome here,” […]

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Reaching millennials about voting

By Nijah McKinney

November 15, 2016

  When it comes to elections, many pose the question “Will millennials vote?” While the 2016 election is in the books, it appears that there are continuing questions concerning this age group. For that reason, one Washington, D.C., group conducted a college tour this fall, stopping at N.C. Central University on Nov. 2 to encourage […]

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