Stories tagged: "Durham"


The Durham artist is a leader in the local music scene. (Image via Sonicbids.com)
Being Shirlette Ammons: The Durham Musician on Embracing Life as a Queer, Black Woman in the South 

"Spectacles," the forthcoming album from the Durham artist, delves into a lifetime navigating a hybrid identity: QPOC, artist, and rural Southerner.

A NC bookstore owner curates her book selection by focusing on the joys of Black childhood. (Shutterstock)
Why Children’s Books Centering Black Children Are So Important

For Banned Books Week, a North Carolina bookstore owner on raising a generation of Black children that see themselves on the page.

King's Pepper Owner Gail Jennings created an award-winning dry spice blend, made from a centuries-old West African recipe. (Image from King's Pepper)
Sweets, Spices, and a More Inclusive Wine Community: Here Are 8 Women-Owned Businesses to Shop in Durham

We talked to some of our favorite women-owned businesses about what's inspiring them, what they're listening to, and where they're shopping.

Durham artist Darius Quarles at work on a mural honoring local hip hop icons Little Brother. (Photo courtesy of Darius Quarles)
How Durham’s Darius Quarles Went From Fledgling Painter to a Leader in North Carolina’s Arts Scene

Quarles battled racism, a pandemic, and a breakneck pace to become a major artist of color in a predominantly white North Carolina scene. 

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan in 2021, a coronavirus relief package (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Here’s What One NC Woman Had to Say About His Performance

Infrastructure, racial justice, and the economy were major topics as the Washington Post interviewed Biden supporters on his first year.

Numerous bomb threats against historically Black colleges across the nation evoke memories of racist violence, like the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama church that killed four young girls and injured many others. (AP Photo)
‘I’m Tired of Being Terrorized Like My Grandparents’: HBCU Bomb Threats Echo Civil Rights Attacks

Coinciding with Black History Month, the offenses echo racist attacks from the Civil Rights era and are being investigated as hate crimes.

Civil rights visionary Ella Baker, who grew up in eastern North Carolina, at a 1968 news conference. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)
Take a Road Trip Through Some of the Blackest Moments in NC History

Bring history to life with an east-to-west road trip that travels from the coastal maroon colonies to the founding of the sit-in movement to the site of MLK’s address in Durham.