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Meet the African-American bull rider bucking rodeo norms


Ezekiel Mitchell competes in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ezekiel Mitchell competes in Colorado Springs, Colo.Andre Silva

To become a bull rider, it seems you’d need a bucking bull.

But all Ezekiel Mitchell had was YouTube and his imagination.

“I didn’t come from a rodeo family,” the 21-year-old Texan tells The Post. “My dad took me to them and I was always interested, but I didn’t have anyone to show me how. We didn’t have money to send me to rodeo school.”

So, at 14, he went online and studied “how to” videos made by former Professional Bull Riders (PBR) star Dustin Elliott.

To practice, Mitchell hung a makeshift bucking barrel from a tree. A neighbor later helped him weld a metal bull together using a car suspension.

When he finally rode the real thing at 16, the former football player was hooked. He decided he cared more…

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Bull City Politics: Race and Durham racial equity task force


When the Durham City Council took its first vote on who should be on its new Racial Equity Task Force, no African American men were on it.

Mark-Anthony Middleton, the only African American man on the council, missed the initial vote and saw a problem with that. The rest of council agreed to talk more about it, and this week they came up with a solution. Keep the first list of nominees but expand it so the now 17-person task force has…

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Bull City Politics: African-American women lead Durham


Durham’s 150th birthday as a city is coming up in April 2019, and there will be a big celebration. Or rather, a lot of small celebrations.

One hundred and fifty of them, city leaders want.

And they’ll get rolling at this year’s Durham Holiday Parade…

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Events for the week ahead: Sustainability Expo in Tacoma, Professional Bull Riders, Pierce County Reads Live Histor…


Go green at South Sound Sustainability Expo

To learn about resources available locally, go to the Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo on Saturday at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Topics will include electric bikes and…

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In the Inaugural Bull City Black Theatre Festival, Underserved African-American Theater Artists Go …



JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell has to stop and catch her breath for a moment. I've caught her between appointments on a busy day, moments before she rushes into a rehearsal for PlayMakers Repertory Company's upcoming world premiere of Leaving Eden. Over the last month, Holloway-Burrell has been …
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