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Thursday May 6th

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Camille Parker, who is from Durham, is carving a space for Black women country artists and fans. Photo courtesy of UNC Media Hub. 

Meet Camille Parker, a beacon for Black women in country music

Raised in Durham, Camille Parker is Bull City bred. It was there that she was introduced to Linda Martell, the Pointer Sisters, Charlie Pride, and notably, Rissi Palmer. Now, over a decade later, Parker is a part of Palmer's "Color Me Country Class of 2021" and released her first single called "The Flame" in March 2021.  Despite challenges facing Black women trying to enter country music, Parker has burst on the scene and been embraced by Black women in the industry, such as Grammy-nominated Mickey Guyton.

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Catherine Lavau and Gary Richards hold up signs outside of UNC's coal plant on Friday, Apr. 23, 2021.

Draft of new permit for coal plant raises community concerns about emission limits

The newest draft of an operating permit for UNC-Chapel Hill’s power plant could weaken protections against burning coal emissions and standards of environmental accountability for the University — an issue that has drawn community concern. “It's going to be very important for the community to insist that they stop this," said Elizabeth O’Nan, chairperson of Chapel Hill Organization for Clean Energy.

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