On June 5, at the Peace and Justice Plaza, the Town of Chapel Hill honored two heroes, Mildred "Mama Dip" Council and Harold Foster. Mama Dip was the restaurant owner of Mama Dip's, an iconic restaurant that serves traditional southern cuisine and soul food. Her restaurant gained worldwide fame, and her work drew the attention Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She also was fiercely committed to creating opportunities for work and meals in our community. Harold Foster demonstrated leadership and a commitment to equality at a young age. He organized nine African American teenagers to conduct Chapel Hill's first sit-in at the old Colonial Drug Store on Franklin Street, making history. He was one of the preeminent leaders of the Chapel Hill Freedom movement in the 1960s. Read more here.
Update from the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) and announcement of Buansi's appointment.Read more
Chapel Hill Magazine names Buansi one of the top seven influencers on Chapel Hill in its November 2018 issue. Read about it and the other honorees on page 46.
Town Council received a report from staff on its efforts reaching out to teens about their needs and concerns in town, with some interesting feedback so far.
Read Allen Buansi's interview with Sydney Persing and the Carolina Political Review.
WUNC reports on the commemoration by the Town of Chapel Hill of the 50th anniversary of the day its first and only African American mayor was elected in 1969 - Howard Lee.
The board for the Common Cause of North Carolina appointed Buansi in May. Read the press release here.
Two media outlets picked up Allen's announcement of his candidacy.Read more
Press release announcing Allen's candidacy.Read more