Spring Golden Belt House Tour – Coming May 1, 2011

With Spring in the air we are looking forward to a open house tour of pre and post renovations “Before and After” to showcase homes in the Golden Belt neighborhood.

Details to follow including where to but tickets in advance.

How do you revive Hope in Durham, North Carolina?

A North Carolina Summit: Progress and Economic Justice in a Time of Crisis.

UNC’s School of Law presents

“For most of the last decade, poverty rose in North Carolina, even as the economy grew. Then in 2008, with the onslaught of massive recession, the wheels came off.¬† Poverty rates soared. More than one in six Tar Heels now live in poverty. The numbers are worse for persons of color. And, stunningly, almost a quarter of our kids are poor.”

Reverend Barber summed it up best with “Jesus preached a gospel of helping the poor,” the GNI (Good News Index) We the people need to understand¬† that there are many “faces of poverty”, because the “face” has changed and so should the message.”

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Lickin’ our wounds, in the Alston Avenue Road widening

The fight for a streetscaped, nice, beautiful walkable livable neighborhood in North-East Central Durham continues!

The alternate striped three lanes plan could work in favor of our historic district. However it will take a consorted effort to press City Council to commit to an Alston Avenue Beatification Plan, that would truly improve the community.

As we move forward lickin’ our wounds, we need to coordinate a plan of action that ensures that the Golden Belt Neighborhood continues to have it’s own voice instead of others speaking on the residents behalf. We need to work with all vested neighborhoods and organizations to ensure the best for our community.

Also on a follow-up note – We would also like to accept the funding for Alston Avenue Beatification that was rescinded at the City Councils meeting 3/21/11 for item #13.

#13. Rescinding Resolution Ordering Sewer Main and Outfall on a Portion of Umstead Road
To rescind the Resolution Ordering Sewer Main and Outfall on Umstead Road from the west property line of PIN 0804-02-96-1256 to the east property line of PIN 0814-01-06-4576.