Aleta Donald

Humans of Chapelboro: Race, politics, and purpose on Facebook Live

This week’s Humans of Chapelboro continues the story of Kevin “Kaze” Thomas and Bishop Omega, who host a weekly web show, Intelligently Ratchet. Read part 1 of their story here.  Kaze:  There’s a diversity of opinion. We’re just two brothers sitting up there talking about politics and world events, and then talking about what new Kendrick Lamar album just came out. That is something that appeals to me and to a lot of people—the diversity. Intelligently Ratchet is not just a show for black people, it’s a show for everybody. I feel like we’re setting an example that it’s cool to be...

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Humans of Chapelboro: the creators of an innovative web series

Kevin “Kaze” Thomas and Bishop Omega host their web show, Intelligently Ratchet, each week on Facebook Live. WCHL/Chapelboro interviewed them about their show and their creative process.  Kaze: I attended UNC-Chapel Hill. I came in with the intentions of being a political science or criminal justice major, or going into entertainment and rap. It’s crazy the extreme that I had. I ended up going the way of entertainment, the arts, and I studied radio, television, and film at Carolina. I did music and television for sometime, and I’ve done things at NBC. I worked for NBC for the last...

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Humans of Chapelboro: Rediscovering long-lost family

This week’s “Humans of Chapelboro” continues the story of Ruth Ann and George Groh. Read part 1 here and part 2 here.  Ruth Ann: We had one more piece of evidence with us–an old postcard that Emile Jung had sent to his daughter. It showed a tiny place called Sparsbrod, and a building that was a restaurant. We walked into Sparsbrod, and lo and behold, we recognized the same building that was pictured on this 1925 postcard! George: It was an old black and white faded postcard. It wasn’t a restaurant any more, but all the lines and gables...

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Humans of Chapelboro: An illuminating trip to France

This week’s Humans of Chapelboro continues the story of George and Ruth Ann Groh of Chapel Hill. See the first post about them here.  Ruth Ann: George’s grandfather, Emile Jung, emigrated to Boston from Eastern France in the 1890’s, leaving behind a whole family with many brothers. But after George’s mother, Rosalie, died in 1967, there was no one to ask about the French family. We had time to travel and to sort things out after our children had grown up. I found a travel diary from a trip to France that George’s mother had gone on with her...

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Humans of Chapelboro: George and Ruth Ann Groh

This week’s “Humans of Chapelboro” features George and Ruth Ann Groh of Chapel Hill, NC.  RA: I loved the last day of the school year. We had a song that we sang- “no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!” I can remember the delicious feeling of that last day of school and the whole summer ahead to do as we pleased. We didn’t go to summer camp in those days. My parents were both teachers, and we went to Vermont in the summer. I had the freedom to walk in the woods, and play in the...

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The Chickens of Chapel Hill

Meet the Chickens of Chapel Hill from Chapelboro on Vimeo. Featuring Stefan Klakovich, Rose Newell, and Jennifer Groh. Special thanks to them and their chickens. This video is the full version of Chapelboro’s video series “The Chickens of Chapel Hill.” Find Parts 1 and 2 here and...

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WCHL Student Forum at ECHHS

The group of student speakers at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. Junior Camille Witt speaks at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. Senior Sidharth Sirdeshmukh speaks at at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. Senior Kayla Merriweather speaks at at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. Camille Witt speaks at at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. Junior Ellie Yinger speaks at the WCHL Student Forum at East Chapel Hill High School. The group of student speakers at...

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Hometown Hero: Julia Long

Long with friends from Leader’s Club Long on Election Day Long registering voters in September Long at Eastainability’s native plant garden Long reading a book at Leader’s Club This week’s hometown hero is Julia Long, a student at East Chapel Hill who is passionate about service and involved in the community. An energetic, bubbly, and wise optimist, she was nominated by her close friend and classmate Aleta Donald. Long has lived in Chapel Hill since she was four years old. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her cat, Truffles, swimming on the swim team at East, and hanging...

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