Naomi Prioleau

Naomi Prioleau joined WUNC in January 2017 as their Greensboro Bureau reporter.

She moved from Tampa, Florida where she worked at NPR station WUSF 89.7 News covering everything from eight-hour long transportation meetings to Afro-Latinas struggling to identify themselves.

She began her journalism career as a teen reporter at the Kansas City Star.  She has been published in The Tampa Tribune, the Florida Courier, the online magazine for the National Association of Black Journalists  and the Marshall News Messenger in Texas.

When she’s not reporting, Naomi spends her time cooking delicious vegan food, traveling, working out or reading.

 

Researchers at North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University have found that Hispanic communities are at a greater risk for mental health challenges during the pandemic.

It's a beautiful and crisp autumn day on the Lucas Farm in Montgomery County.

The sounds of cars whizzing by and birds chirping disturb the quiet peacefulness that Charles Lucas has grown accustomed to, living alone in Jackson Springs.

Craven County Commissioner Johnnie Sampson Jr., has died after a battle with COVID-19. The 87-year-old had been a county commissioner for 24 years.

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Despite the pandemic, the furniture market in High Point, N.C., opened this week. Each year, it's one of the biggest showcase events for the industry and draws people from around the world. As Naomi Prioleau of member station WUNC reports, furniture manufacturers are experiencing a real boom.

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Forty-one years ago next month, a group of Ku Klux Klansmen and members of the American Nazi Party shot and killed five people at an anti-Klan march in Greensboro.

Since that day — Nov. 3, 1979  community members, survivors and family members of the victims have called for an official apology from the city.

Updated at 3:50 p.m. on October 7, 2020

The Greensboro City Council has voted to apologize for the city's role in one of the most violent events in its history.

In a 7-to-2 vote Tuesday, the Council's resolution formally apologized for the Greensboro Police Department's role in the shooting deaths of five people on Nov. 3, 1979 a day often referred to as "the Greensboro Massacre."

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is partnering with Native American tribes and two national organizations to increase access to literary resources.

In the brightly lit Best Diner in Greensboro, a group of black voters discuss their thoughts about the upcoming presidential election.

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre, local pastors are requesting the the city council issue an apology for the events that led to the 1979 killing.

On November 3, 1979, the Ku Klux Klan alongside neo-Nazis shot and killed five activists and communist party members in broad daylight in Greensboro. The shooters were acquitted twice by all-white juries. Evidence later emerged in a federal trial that an informant had given the Greensboro Police Department advance notice of the attack. 

Law enforcement agencies across the nation are having a hard time finding people to fill their open positions.

The number of people applying for jobs in law enforcement has been on the decline for the past five years, and it’s no different in North Carolina.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office won't change its detainer policy for undocumented immigrants.

Non-tenure-track faculty at Elon University are getting a chance to vote on joining a union. The National Labor Relations Board has ordered an election that begins Tuesday.

Live jazz fills the air and strangers become friends as they talk and eat eggs and waffles at the Historic Magnolia House in Greensboro on a recent Sunday.

The race for a seat in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District is expected to be one of the closest in the state.

Gunshots rang out at Calvary Baptist Church in Mcleansville, but no one ran or screamed. The unsettling sound was part of a training scenario video Guilford County Sheriff’s officials played during a recent church safety workshop.

New research from Duke University shows that in states that have a widespread job loss, college attendance drops significantly among its poorest students.

For the past few years, Doha Altaki and her husband Majd were without a country to truly call home. They are Syrian refugees and fled their home in 2013 after the war began.

A researcher at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University may have found a way to alter people’s peanut allergies with a reduced-allergen peanut.

It hasn’t been an easy sell for Charles French to convince his fellow colleagues in the Greensboro Sanitation Department to join the city’s first union.