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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Batalá Durham Gets Shut Down Again, Even as Liberty Warehouse Residents Offer Support

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Last night, Batalá Durham assembled for its weekly practice at Durham Central Park. The community-oriented samba-reggae percussion ensemble has been at the center of a conflict that spotlights one of the ugly realities of Durham’s urban development. Though the group has had permission to practice in the park during warm months for over a year, complaints from a resident at the new Liberty Warehouse Apartments across the street have resulted in Durham police shutting down the group’s rehearsals. We ran a story about the issue last week, and several residents of Liberty Warehouse chimed in with their support of Batalá...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Moogfest Announces Partnerships Against HB 2

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 2:29 PM

You may be aware that, yesterday, Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican leaders in the state legislature filed a lawsuit against the federal government, arguing that the Department of Justice's demand that North Carolina back off its plans to implement HB 2 is a “a baseless and blatant overreach." The suit was in reaction to a letter the Justice department sent last week to McCrory, informing him that North Carolina could lose millions in federal school funding if it moves forward on HB 2, which, among other things, restricts restroom access for transgender people.  U.S. Attorney General (and North Carolina native) Loretta Lynch...

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