Pierce Freelon


Photo courtesy of Gray Ellis

“There’s still only 841 LGBTQ elected officials, meaning that we’re just 0.1 percent of those in elected office.” Read more

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Victoria Eavis—The 9th Street Journal

Nearly one year after its official launch, NorthStar is becoming the cultural hub its founders envisioned. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

With his father’s passing, the opening of NorthStar Church of the Arts, and a bid for state Senate, Freelon has become the public face of one of Durham’s most public families Read more

North Carolina


photo by Deus Kajuna

Katz's new book, “Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World,” is a soul-searching account of his time leading the U.S. Department of State’s Next Level program. Read more

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The annual day-after-Thanksgiving show comes to Motorco on Friday with Young Bull, Africa Unplugged, and Ebz the Artist. Read more


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Illustration by Annie Maynard

Bring your finest Thanksgiving dish and gather ’round our imaginary table. Read more



Photos by Jade Wilson

A remembrance of the Durham master architect, Phil Freelon, who led the design team for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Read more


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Freelon, who ran for mayor in Durham in 2017, will now vie for the seat left open by Floyd McKissick's appointment to the public utilities commission. McKissick says the seat until he's confirmed by the Senate and he's tendered his resignation. Read more



File photo by Ben McKeown for INDY Week

“My entire life has been about representing my city,” Durham's biggest booster said today in an Instagram post. Read more

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“How often do we stop to consider the roots that make it all possible?” Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson for INDY Week

The mini-golf course opening tomorrow on the American Tobacco Campus is “by Durhamites, about Durham, and, really, for Durham." Read more



Photo Credit Lissa Gotwals

The church offers curated arts programming, such as the March 12 artist talk by Marcella D. Camara, but it also holds monthly Sunday services led by artists and community leaders. Read more


“The Dr. King holiday is a day on, not a day off.” Read more

North Carolina

We asked nine prominent locals to bring their favorite dishes, from apps to ‘zerts. Read more


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    Victoria Eavis—The 9th Street Journal

    Charly Palmer's mixed media piece "400 Years" was displayed for last month's launch of the latest issue of Southern Cultures.

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    Photo by Jade Wilson