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Film Review: Moonlight
Thursday, October 27, 2016
In just his second feature film, writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity as a young man. Based on Tarell McCraney’s theater piece, “In
BOOK: Escaped slaves and the underground railroad
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Freedom Song By Mike Jordan On Feb. 7, 1989, writer Mike Jordan’s 92-year-old great-grandmother called him over to her lounge chair and said she had something very important to tell him. The Bohannans of Bohannan Mountain, Arkansas, she said, secretly hid escaped slaves before and during the Civil War and nursed them back to good health, then got
Add some eye candy to your garden this fall
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance and winter relief each year. Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create a seasonal water feature with a river of blue scillas and grape hyacinths meandering through the
Hillside kicks off season with ‘The Wiz’
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
DURHAM – Hillside High School’s Drama Department will kick off its 2016-17 season with “The Wiz,” Nov. 3-6. The opening weekend will also include a celebration for theater director Wendell Tabb, who is in his 30th year of service. Tabb said he directs “The Wiz” every five to seven years. He comes back to the production
Social media raising blacks’ influence and visibility
Thursday, October 20, 2016
NEW YORK – Black millennials are 11.5 million strong and leading a viral vanguard that is driving African-Americans' innovative use of mobile technology and closing the digital divide. Nielsen highlights this group in a new report, "Young, Connected and Black: African-American Millennials Are Driving Social Change and Leading Digital Advancement."
Miss Hampton an advocate for full-figured women
Thursday, October 20, 2016
After decades of stick-thin Miss Hampton winners, Hampton student Nyia Fairley became one of the first full-figured women to win the pageant. The 21-year-old, first-year pharmacy student was selected by a panel of judges to be the face of the university. “I really feel like this rumor or this perception of what Miss Hampton University is, people have
Durham author debuts novel
Thursday, October 20, 2016
That Church Life By Teresa B. Howell Walking in Victory International The journal Howell kept to grieve her grandmother’s death uncovered a passion for writing she poured into her thought-provoking debut novel, “That Church Life,” which has gained the new author early recognition in the genre of Christian fiction. The novel chronicles
Turn yard waste into compost
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment. The idea is simple: just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds that have gone to seed or perennial weeds that can
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Film Review: Moonlight

In just his second feature film, writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about