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Be you!

Be you!

Editor’s Note: Graduating Northern High School senior Brooklynn Cooper has been serving with distinction as this year’s Teen Editor-in-Chief of the Durham VOICE. For her final column of her high school career, she leaves us all with a lesson in authenticity)   Limits are disliked by the majority of the human race. We are constantly moving forward to the next… Read more →

Teen singer goes from Bull City to Big Apple

Teen singer goes from Bull City to Big Apple

Once a Little Angel—now a star– 14-year-old Joshua Ham’s journey began in his community church choir, the Little Angels of God at Mount Zion Christian Church on Fayetteville Street. In July, the Mount Zion Christian Academy freshman’s adventure continues on W. 153rd St. at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. It all started when Ham and his father,… Read more →

A new anthem of hope

A new anthem of hope

  Drugs, crime and murder. It’s a familiar narrative to Durham musician Marcus Cox, as he’s watched drugs and crime tear communities apart, but it’s also a story that inspired some of his latest work. Several years ago, after hearing about the murder of twins in Richmond County, Cox began to write songs in response to the tragedy. “Personally I… Read more →

High school voices join the chorus

High school voices join the chorus

  Editor’s note: A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk story ideas with Hillside High students. There I spoke with a student driven to write a story worthy of publication in her school newspaper. I wanted to see the student’s story in the Hillside Chronicle as well, but also wanted to see more high school students’ work in The… Read more →

TROSA raises money for medical clinic

TROSA raises money for medical clinic

From Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, people in the Durham area can stop by Oxford Commons and get almost anything from an office chair to a used car. TROSA – Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers – holds its fundraising sale this week to help raise money for a new medical clinic for its residents. But this sale is not… Read more →

Workshop teaches dance and healthy living

Workshop teaches dance and healthy living

  Living healthy, eating right and checking your blood pressure is the focus of high-energy dance classes every week at W.D. Hill Recreation Center. The classes are part of a free workshop organized by the African-American Dance Ensemble every Wednesday evening. The workshop offers free weight checks and blood pressure monitoring, as well as breathing and stretching exercises. Then it’s… Read more →

Nature lovers share tips on exploring the outdoors

Nature lovers share tips on exploring the outdoors

With spring approaching and the weather getting warm, Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) invited people to explore the outdoors during its “Wild Ideas for Getting Outside” expo. Nature lovers shared tips on hiking, camping, canoeing, and mountain biking during the annual event, held in March in the Research Triangle Park. The expo is organized by the Triangle Land Conservancy, a non-profit… Read more →

Plenty of room to grow

Plenty of room to grow

People always say “laughter is the best medicine,” which is true, unless people are laughing at the expense of someone’s feelings. In today’s society, it is common to try to ease pain and discomfort by cracking a joke, but laughter should not have to be a defense mechanism. Last month, the hashtag “#BrownParts” blew up on Twitter. The hashtag served… Read more →