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On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class.Read More
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En español On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class. Last month our already high rent was doubled, making it difficult for us to maintain our presence in the neighborhood. In addition, given that so many of the local residents that usedRead More
En español On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class. Last month our already high rent was doubled, making it difficult for us to maintain our presence in the neighborhood. In addition, given that so many of the local residentsRead More
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Traducción del original en ingles: http://www.elkilombo.org/the-beginning-of-the-end-or-the-end-of-the-beginning/ El 1 de septiembre de 2015, el centro comunitario del Kilombo, uno de los muchos proyectos de El Kilombo cerró sus puertas tras 9 años de funcionamiento. En los últimos años nuestra renta ha aumentado de manera constante al tiempo que nuestro barrio se ha convertido en el mercado inmobiliario más atractivo y rentable del centro de Durham y el lugar de moda para la juventud blanca, de clase media alta. El mes pasado nos duplicaron nuestra ya de por sí elevada renta así queRead More
Desde Carolina del Norte, denuncia en contra de los ataques a comunidades Zapatistas [Español abajo] We add our voices to the outrage and condemnation of the recent attack on the Zapatista bases of support in La Realidad, Chiapas, in which the compañero José Luis Solís López was killed and 15 other Zapatista members of the community were injured. We support the Junta de Buen Gobierno [Good Government Council] of the Caracol of La Realidad in denouncing the attacks by the “CIOAC Histórica” as paramilitary activity organized and supported by theRead More
(español abajo) February 14, 2014 As adherents of the Sixth Declaration, we support and share the Zapatista struggle for democracy, liberty, and justice, a struggle they continue to strengthen and defend through the daily organization of a dignified collective life in territory recuperated during the 1994 uprising. Since 1994, the Zapatistas have shown us an other way of doing politics, one based in the construction of autonomy independent of “bad government” and the political class which today merely serve as the corrupt and treacherous administrators of a capitalist system basedRead More
We continue to demand justice in the case of Jesús “Chuy” Huerta. The following is the statement that El Kilombo read at last night’s rally.  And despite distractions, we urge everyone to stay focused on demanding answers in this case and supporting Chuy’s family [To read in English]. Seguimos exigiendo justicia en el caso de Jesús “Chuy” Huerta .  Lo siguiente es la declaracion que El Kilombo leyó en la marcha de anoche.  Y a pesar de las distracciones, les pedimos a todos seguir enfocados en exigir respuestas en elRead More

Posted On December 8, 2011By El KilomboIn Attacks, News, Our Writings

What’s at Stake In Old North Durham Park

Here the Durham Coalition for Urban Justice (DCUJ) provides an update on Old North Durham Park for all those interested in the struggle to maintain this valuable community resource. Below you will find a brief background, an explanation of what we believe the stakes of this issue are for all residents of the city, and a summary of our Coalition’s position moving forward, most importantly, the implementation of City Council Resolution #9281mandating the upgrade and maintenance of the park’s full-sized athletic field. The November 16, 2011 meeting about OND ParkRead More
On March 15, 2011 a broad coalition of over 100 people, carrying a petition with over 350 signatures, from different north Durham groups – concerned residents and friends, families, organizations (including, but not limited to El Kilombo Intergaláctico, the Team Soccer youth soccer group, Park Justice and others)– protested a meeting at the public library organized by a private entity called Friends of Old North Durham Park (FONDP) in conjunction with Durham Parks and Recreation. The meeting was held to discuss a plan for developing Old North Durham Park, located between Trinity and GeerRead More

Posted On May 1, 2009By El KilomboIn Our Writings

287(g): A Racist and Unjust Law

Today we come together in the heart of the Latino part of town, to denounce the unjust and racist law, 287g. Read More