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Gist explains that before he was an activist, he was arrested for breaking and entering, drugs, and assault. Gist turned his life around after a judge asked Gist how he could help his people if he was in jail.

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HOPE Dealers Outreach's press conference on gun violence explained that law enforcement officials need to do more and allowed mothers of children who lost their lives due to gun violence to tell their stories.

FCSO Hosts Roundtable to Mark One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
The Chronicle
May 27, 2021

Forsyth County Law Enforcement, Activists Discuss Rise in Violence in Community
WXII
May 25, 2021

Local Triad Activist And Community Leader Reacts to Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
WXII
April 20, 2021

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, joins the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in the “Black, White, and Blue: Building Better Communities through Conversations” roundtable. The roundtable marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, joins the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in the “Black, White, and Blue: Building Better Communities through Conversations” roundtable. The roundtable marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is cited as a community leader and triad activist while reacting to Derek Chauvin's trial verdict. HOPE Dealers Outreach and Winston for Peace hold a rally to celebrate the verdict, remember George Floyd and strategize for the future. Read More

News Timeline

A Year Later, Protesters Talk About What Changed — And What Didn't
Winston-Salem Journal
July 11, 2021

Summer Event Hopes To Help Bring More Peace To The City
The Chronicle
July 7, 2021

Winston Salem Police Chief Need to Do More to End Gun Violence Activists Say
Winston-Salem Journal
June 22, 2021

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, talks about the change he sees in Winston-Salem one year after the death of George Floyd. Gist explains that he sees more unity among the citizens of Winston-Salem in the fight against poverty.  Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is named as a community leader who taught and influenced Darryl Gordon, organizer of The Dance and Peace Festival in Winston-Salem. Read More

HOPE Dealer's Outreach held a press conference on gun violence. The outreach explained that law enforcement officials need to do more and allowed mothers of children who lost their lives due to gun violence to tell their stories. Read More

Winston-Salem Officials: Enforcement Will Not Be Used After Shutdown Deadline at Homeless Encampment
WXII
March 12, 2021

City Honors Entrepreneur for Activism and Community Outreach
Spectrum News
March 4, 2021

Local Woman Organizes Network To Help Bring Resources To Local Tent Cities
The Chronicle
March 3, 2021

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is quoted speaking on the homeless crisis in Winston-Salem as a community activist.

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Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, receives the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award from the city of Winston-Salem. HOPE Dealer’s Outreach’s hygiene drive is also mentioned. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, supports Arnita Miles’ work with the local homeless community. Hope Dealer’s Outreach partnered with Enough is Enough and Miles to host a clean-up day at a homeless tent site. Read More

‘He Was a Good Kid All Around’; Mentor Remembers 13-year-old Killed in Winston-Salem Crash
FOX 8
Aug 26, 2020

Photos: The Journal's Best Images From June 2020
Winston-Salem Journal
July 15, 2020

Youth Activist Pushes to Make City a Better Place
Winston-Salem Journal
July 8, 2020

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks on losing Reuben Pledger, a 13-year-old who Gist mentored, to a tragic vehicle crash. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is highlighted in a photo journal for speaking at the Black Lives Matter protest and urging the protesters to stay peaceful. Read More

HOPE Dealer’s Outreach hosts a peace rally at Winston Square Park to discuss what strategies and steps should follow the Black Lives Matter protests. The outreach also stresses the importance of youth activism. Read More

Protest Organizers Encourage Voter Registration, 'Change in Our Community And Our World'
Winston-Salem Journal
June 14, 2020

Protests See Largest Crowds Yet On 8th Day of Demonstrations
Winston-Salem Journal
June 6, 2020

Nearly 200 Protesters March Through The City's West End Neighborhood
Winston-Salem Journal
June 4, 2020

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, drives home the importance of the need for real change outside of protesting. Gist registers to vote for the first time in his life and urges others to do as well. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, organizes Black Lives Matter protests. The article explains the details of the protest. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, organizes Black Lives Matter protests and urges the protests to remain peaceful. Gist asks protestors to pray for law enforcement officials. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is mentioned during an early summary of the Black Lives Matter protests. Read More

Protests Stay Peaceful in Winston-Salem
The Chronicle
June 3, 2020

Group of Protesters Shut Down US 52 After Three-Plus Days of Marching
Winston-Salem Journal
June 3, 2020

Peaceful Marches, Broken Windows, Pepper Spray And White Supremacists. Here’s Your Recap of The Protests in GSO And W-S That Started on Saturday
Triad City Beat
June 3, 2020

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks during the Black Lives Matter protests. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is mentioned for his part in the Black Lives Matter protests. Read More

Black Lives Matter Supporters March Through Downtown Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem Journal
June 2, 2020

Winston Salem Sees Its Third Straight Day of Peaceful Marches
Winston-Salem Journal
June 1, 2020

Hundreds of Protesters March Through Downtown
Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Journal
May 31, 2020

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks about the value of Black Lives and the lives of law enforcement officials. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks on the need to continue protesting. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, is highlighted as one of the organizers of the Black Lives Matter protests. Gist’s protest stayed peaceful by design. Read More

Series of Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protesters Take to Winston Salem from Morning to Night
Winston-Salem Journal
May 30, 2020

Community Activist Frankie Gist Works to Bring Positive Message to Youth in Winston-Salem
FOX 8
August 14, 2019

Peace Advocate Shares Family's Message After A Man is Shot in Car And Killed
WXII
August 27, 2019

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks on the issue of Gun Violence as well as Black Lives Matter. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks on the need for positive activities for local youth. Gist explains that before he was an activist, he was arrested for breaking and entering, drugs, and assault. Gist turned his life around after a judge asked Gist how he could help his people if he was in jail. Read More

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, works to tell the story of a gun violence victim, Ernest Cameron. Read More

Brother, Sister Charged in Shooting Death on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem
WXII
September 9, 2019

Frankie Gist, the founder of HOPE Dealer’s Outreach, speaks at a peace rally held in the name of gun violence victim, Ernest Cameron. Read More