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A peek into the NCCU TV Studio

By Yusuf Shah and Kristine Royster

February 9, 2016

The Durham VOICE interns from Partners for Youth Opportunity decided to visit NCCU’s TV Studio to learn more other types of media. The TV Studio is located on the first floor of the Farrison­–Newton Communications building on campus. Felecia Casey­–Hicks, the NCCU TV Studio manager, showed the staff the basics of putting on a production. […]

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Job training program provides second chances

By Yusuf Shah

“We help everyone, no matter their previous experience or issue,” said Greg Hardy, the job development director at Center for Employment Training. That is the message being sent out to Durham by CET, located at 807 E. Main St. in the Golden Belt Building. CET assists people in finding a career that best fits their […]

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Teen center will aim to keep kids off the streets

By Candice Craig

February 3, 2016

Fourteen-year-old Amiya Wilds was walking around outside of her neighborhood on Liberty Street with a couple of her friends, wishing there was something to do since the after-school program she attended in her neighborhood was stopped. “There’s not many kids out here,” Amiya said. “Everyone’s either moved or is locked up now. We’re bored.” Amiya […]

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Hillside High Drama Department: a beacon of light in dark times

By Justin Williams

October 13, 2015

  Mr. Wendell Tabb stands at the door of his theater room, a group of children gathered around, “Due to the situation we are currently having, the school has cancelled rehearsal today, we will resume rehearsal tomorrow as planned,” he said. The students all scurry off, calling for rides they weren’t aware they would need. […]

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John O’Daniel Exchange: When opportunity meets vision

By Rowland Givens

October 11, 2015

Wendy Clark, an entrepreneur and small business owner, sought an opportunity that would not only benefit her, but the people in the community as well, by purchasing the abandoned John O’Daniel Exchange building in January 2007. According to Joanna Cutrara, Clark’s staff writer, what is now a building for disadvantaged people and non-profits to work […]

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Keeping kids active at the John Avery Boys and Girls Club

By Christina Herring

  The Boys and Girls Club is a well-known nationwide network of clubs in urban areas to keep kids and teens busy, engaged, safe and off the streets. Durham’s John Avery Boys and Girls Club, 808 E. Pettigrew St., welcomes about 110 children each day. Their after-school programs run from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.. According […]

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Sunrise Recovery helps people find brighter days

By Eric O'Neal

October 1, 2015

On East Geer Street, a relatively new, flashy yellow two-story building stands out from the rest of the block. The color seems symbolic of the organization housed there. Sunrise Recovery Resources Center, a peer-led organization helps substance abusers turn their lives around. SRRC is a non-clinical organization and branch of the Alcoholic Drug Council. They […]

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SEEDS Harvest Dinner: a night of reflection

By Palak Patel

“A crossroads between the community.” That is how Emmanuel Kearney, a volunteer, describes SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces). On Sept. 24, SEEDS hosted its 12th annual Harvest Dinner, the largest fundraiser of the year. Among the attendees were notable members of the SEEDS community, such as Kearney. The night began with a cocktail […]

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Walltown Dancers perform at CenterFest

By Brittney Bizzell

  Walltown Children’s Theatre took center stage in a dance performance on Sept. 19 at the Durham Arts Council’s annual CenterFest in downtown Durham. The dance students stood in formation anxiously waiting for the beat to drop, while a curious crowd gathered around to watch the free show. The hip-hop and Bollywood performances showcased the […]

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