Barry Yeoman

Barry Yeoman

Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist living in Durham, North Carolina. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, and Audubon, among other publications.

How a Booming City Can Be More Equitable

In Durham, North Carolina, abandoned factories are becoming tech hubs and microbreweries. But building a shared commitment to its most vulnerable citizens could be a trickier feat of redevelopment.

Students arrive at Raleigh's Barwell Road Elementary School.

Why Southern Schools Are Talking Secession

Citing inefficiencies, North Carolina is considering breaking up its countywide school districts. Critics see this as opening the door to resegregation.

A State Capitol police officer stands watch outside the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C.

How Gerrymandering Silenced North Carolina's Cities

"Packing" and "cracking" voters boosted the GOP and muted urban voices. Now federal judges have struck down the latest redistricting plan.