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Past articles by Tracy:

Greensboro program helping people have social justice conversations

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Sometimes we all need a reset. For people who have things to learn or unlearn, NCCJ in Greensboro created a tool to help. “The Reset is this online social justice program that is completely self-paced and email-based,” said Assistant Program Director MarÍa Perdomo. Perdomo worked with some of NCCJ’s student ambassadors […] → Read More

Running groups in Piedmont promote discussion, unity 2 years after death of Ahmaud Arbery

(WGHP) — Feb. 23 marked two years since Ahmaud Arbery was chased and gunned down while running through a Georgia neighborhood. His murder opened a lot of wounds for Black people around the country, including right here in the Piedmont Triad. It also opened up conversations in the running community. “It shouldn’t even be an […] → Read More

‘Dear Daughter’: NC father teams up with teen daughter to release book

(WGHP) — Dedrick Moone is a single father to his 14-year old daughter Haelee. “She told me I’m not that loving with respect to the different things I say to her, but she knows I love her because of my acts,” he told FOX8. That was a tough pill for him to swallow. But it […] → Read More

‘For the Culture’ — monthly forum discussing, celebrating Black community welcomes everyone

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — In a city like Winston-Salem that prides itself on innovation, entrepreneurship is still a difficult journey. “We strive to help guide those individuals through that journey whether that’s connecting them to mentors, whether that’s connecting them to existing resources in the community, if and when we can that could mean connecting […] → Read More

‘Love that it’s not one-sided’: Interracial pastors find refuge at Greensboro church

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — When Josh and Amy Wilkerson were asked to take over as pastors of The Refuge Church-Greensboro Campus, Amy said absolutely not. “There’s a weight that comes on your family, and I said I would never do that to my children. So never say never,” she said with a laugh. Josh had […] → Read More

Triad pastors bridging racial divides see path forward after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

(WGHP) — As the dust settled from attack at the U.S. Capitol last January, we asked pastors Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart a question: Where do we go from here? “I think it’s disheartening because I’ve seen people Black and white to be divided over some of the silliest things,” Pastor Derrick told us then. […] → Read More

Triad experts discuss push for increased funding for HBCUs

(WGHP) — The Piedmont Triad is home to three storied historically Black colleges and universities, better-known as HBCUs. A look at their history shows these schools have done more with less from the day they were founded. As HBCUs continue being leaders in educating Black students and educating more non-Black students than ever before, there’s […] → Read More

Triad police departments face challenges recruiting minority cadets

(WGHP) — Cpl. Kellie Wilkes is a recruiting supervisor for the Winston-Salem Police Department. She says in the two years she’s been in recruiting, it’s been tough. “You get two sides of it. ‘I don’t want to go through all that training,’ or ‘I don’t think I’ll be able to do it,’” she outlined. “But […] → Read More

Greensboro synagogue congregants make holiday lights with a Jewish touch

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Balls of lights hanging from trees are synonymous with Christmastime in Greensboro. This year someone at Beth David Synagogue had an idea. “One of our congregants has a connection to the Sunset Hills neighborhood and wanted us to reach out to them to see if we could learn how to make […] → Read More

Local business owners respond to high turkey prices ahead of Thanksgiving

(WGHP) — Lots of people are heading to the store to get the supplies for their Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Like almost everything else in the store, you might notice higher prices or constrained stock for your Thanksgiving goodies, even the turkey! Butterball’s CEO says smaller turkeys may be harder to find this year than […] → Read More

Triad mortgage insurance company works to create inclusive communities

(WGHP) — Arch Mortgage Insurance, also known as Arch MI, works to create inclusive communities through mortgage insurance for homebuyers who may not be able to save up the standard 20% down payment on a home. David Gansberg is the CEO of Arch MI’s parent company, Global Mortgage Group. He says there’s momentum to make […] → Read More

Triad foundation advocates for more diversity in STEM education

(WGHP) — A lot of kids have drones. “They may play with it and then stick it in the closet. But what they don’t know is there’s lots of careers out there for licensed drone pilots,” Ciandress Jackson said. You only have to be 16. And there’s money to be made. “So you can make […] → Read More

2 Triad principals begin online effort to give people safe place to talk about race

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Andrews High School Principal Marcus Gause and Page High School Principal Erik Naglee have been challenging one another since their days carpooling to grad school at UNC-Chapel Hill. A traffic stop brought race into their conversation. “We both knew there needed to be a safe place. So we had that […] → Read More

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Scale to Excel program helps minority-owned businesses

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Getting a business off the ground can be hard. Growing it can be a long and difficult struggle, especially when you’re a first-generation business owner. The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce is focused on making the road a little smoother for everyone, especially minority business owners. Larry Fairley started his advertising agency, […] → Read More

Program helps African American males pursue their academic dreams

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — (WGHP) — Richard Watts spends a lot of his time talking to students during their school day. “We’ll visit the schools during the lunch period and not take away from any academic time,” he said. The kids walk away with a life lesson after every visit and every monthly workshop. “We’ve had […] → Read More

Crews searching Grand Canyon for missing man find remains of another visitor

Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. → Read More

Training session to bridge divide between Winston-Salem police, community members

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A lot has changed in the 21 years Lt. Amy Gaulden has been with Winston-Salem police. “Just overall, society has changed and the way we police has changed,” she said. She’s heard some things about how people perceive law enforcement, even from her own family, that shocked her. “I think people […] → Read More

Montgomery County family talks about their experience with transracial adoption

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Crystal Douglas and her husband live in Montgomery County with their three daughters. “We were not able to have our own biological children,” she said. “And all we wanted was one. But blessed us with three.” Sandra and LaKyah are biological sisters. They’re in sixth and seventh grade. Their […] → Read More

Addressing the racial discipline disparity in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — In the two years before Dr. Tricia McManus became superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, there were 9,000 out-of-school suspensions. That’s out of about 55,000 students. “And we know there’s a direct correlation between students being in school and students learning,” McManus said. “So if we say our goal is to improve […] → Read More

Anytown volunteers talk about impact of the summer camp on building community

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Race issues are not new. Many would argue that in the United States, issues with race go back to the days the nation was founded. Through one program in the Triad, young people have been learning how to lead conversations to address those issues. NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad has […] → Read More