PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – People making a difference in black communities throughout greater Philadelphia were recognized Wednesday night during KYW Newsradio’s GameChanger’s reception.
For the last four years, in February, KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg has put a spotlight on people who help make a positive change for people of color.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
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“What better way to honor black history than to feature individuals who are making current black history,” says Tracey L. Fisher — one of this year’s GameChangers.
He was honored for his program that helps people transition from prison back into society.
“It’s a blessing,” he says. “When people see you and they see the successful part of you they’ve never seen the struggle part and GameChangers recognizes the struggle, that’s why I’m honored to accept this award.”READ MORE: Flyers Drop 9th Straight Game After Blowing Late Third-Period Lead To Islanders
Tawanda Jones runs the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team — a performance arts organization that also helps kids excel in the classroom.
“GameChangers are people who are making a positive impact on the black community,” she says. “People who saw a problem, came up with a solution, rolled up their sleeves and got to work.”
She says she’s happy that she’s able to have a positive effect on so many young people in her community:
“This is truly an honor. I’m just passionate about what I do. It’s a gift from God. I love it.”MORE NEWS: 'Water Was Completely Above The Ceiling': Queen Village Businesses Still Struggling After July Water Main Break
Gregg says she hopes GameChangers not only recognizes people making a difference for the better in their communities, but that it also inspires others.