The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Sunday June 20th

Elevate: Amplifying voices in our community

Elevate is here to do exactly what it says — to give a platform to those whose voices are often silenced. This is a page to celebrate and uplift the marginalized communities that make up Chapel Hill, who contribute to our culture and daily lives in ways that are often not reported. Elevate adds depth to stories across campus, the town and Orange County.

The page is put together and reported by members of the Sharif Durhams Leadership Program, a talent and leadership development course for DTH students from underrepresented groups.Elevate accepts pitches throughout the year for op-eds and letters from members of different groups in our community. Please send submissions to elevate@dailytarheel.com.



Paapa-Berchie Berko is a UNC senior and artist on the rise. "Berchie" double majors in exercise and sports science and music. His music features a mixing of genres including classical, hip-hop, rap, opera and afro beats. 

'You make your own spaces': Black creatives talk imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome happens when an individual minimizes their own achievements and doubts their skills. People of color are especially vulnerable to imposter syndrome and feel it at higher rates. Producing art while dealing with imposter syndrome can be daunting — these Black creatives share how they are affected by it and how they work to overcome it.

Read More »

	Rev. Robert Seymour of Binkley Baptist Church will be honored Thursday for his work with the Inter-Faith Council.

'You can't hold back the spring': The legacy of Rev. Robert Seymour

Chapel Hill pastor and local civil rights advocate Rev. Robert Seymour died Oct. 11. Seymour spent the majority of his 95 years pastoring churches, founding organizations, serving on boards, penning editorial columns and integrating Chapel Hill – always in his trademark suit and tie. He left behind a community he was fundamental in building. 

Read More »

Carborro residents shop at the Carborro farmer's market Saturday, Feb. 9 2020.

COVID-19 increases food insecurity for low-income residents

The pandemic has increased food insecurity for community members such as refugees and those who live in public housing developments. Public housing developments are located farther away from grocery stores, often requiring a round trip of more than one mile.  Limited bus routes due to COVID-19 have added to inequities in transportation. Organizations, such as PORCH and Food Not Bombs, have been working together to provide aid to community members.

Read More »

Taylor Williams serves as 2018-2019 Senior Miss Warren County Indian Education Princess at Haliwa-Saponi Pow Wow in Hollister, NC. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Williams.

UNC Native American students celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day virtually

The Native American community of Chapel Hill came together on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, which honors the histories and cultures of Native American people. Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on the same day as the U.S. holiday, Columbus Day, a day meant to celebrate the Italian navigator and colonist Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas.

Read More »