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The UNC Health Black Alliance Employee Resource Group is celebrating Black History Month with events throughout February!

The UNC Health Black Alliance Employee Resource Group is celebrating Black History Month with events throughout February!

Keep reading for a list of activities and observances planned throughout the month.

Virtual Urban Soul Line Dancing – Feb. 1 and Feb. 26

Burn calories and have fun while dancing to soul music!

Don’t miss Virtual Urban Soul Line Dancing on Feb. 1 and Feb. 26 from 5 – 6 p.m.

In these 45-minute, beginner classes led by Tracie Green, Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Nursing Excellence, you will learn step-by-step instructions to popular soul line dances.

  • Feb. 26 – Registration Deadline Feb. 24. LMS Code: HCSODEIERGBABHMBUSLD
For more information contact Tracie Green.

Download and print this flyer to post in units.

Meet the Instructor: 
Tracie Green works in the Center for Nursing Excellence as an Administrative Coordinator and has been a proud employee of UNC Medical Center for 19 years. During the last 8 years, Tracie has been an Urban Line Dancer and currently serves as an instructor.

Virtual Coffee Break featuring UNC Health Leadership – Feb. 10

Enjoy a Virtual Coffee Break with UNC Health leaders on Feb. 10 from Noon – 1 p.m. 

Sip on your favorite coffee while listening to an open discussion on various topics including: professional development (leadership tips), challenges as a leader of color, recommended resources/book lists and fun facts.

RSVP by contacting

Speakers include:

Dr. Honey Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Dr. Honey Jones is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Duke University.  Dr. Jones holds clinical certifications with the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the American Association of Critical-care Nurses and is faculty for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She also serves as clinical associate faculty for the MSN program at Duke University. Dr. Jones currently serves as a champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the UNC School of Medicine.


Rev. Darryl Owens, MDiv, BCC, CT, CPLC

Rev. Darryl Owens is a Chaplain and Grief Counselor at UNC Medical Center, serving in this role since 2001. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Relations at UNC-Chapel Hill and his Masters of Divinity at Duke University.  During his tenure at UNC, Rev. Owens has served on the hospital bereavement team and managed the perinatal bereavement program. He holds a certification in thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling as well as certification in Perinatal Loss Care through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.

Euniqua Bullock, MSN, CEN, RN-BC

Euniqua Bullock is a board-certified emergency and med-surgical nurse and serves as a Patient Services Manager III for the Crisis and Assessment Services at Wakebrook since 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from North Carolina A&T and her Master’s degree in Nursing from UNC Greensboro. During her eight-year tenure at UNC Hospitals, she has served as Chair of numerous house-wide committees, including the Nursing Performance Improvement (NPI) committee, Nursing Staff Recognition committee, and Surgery Services Patient Education Council. Additionally, Euniqua was a 2018 graduate of the Nurse Leader Fellowship at UNC Medical Center.


Dr. Tramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS

Dr. Tramaine Young is a board-certified Pharmacist and currently serving as the Inpatient Pharmacy General Medicine Supervisor at UNC REX. Additionally, he provides staff assistance in the ICU and Emergency Department. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Professional Biology from Appalachian State University as well as his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Research. Dr. Young later obtained his Doctor in Pharmacy degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy.  In addition to his supervisor role, Dr. Young serves as the Co-Chair of the One Pharmacy Community.


Melvin Hurston, Sr. VP Prof/Support Svcs

Melvin Hurston is the Senior Vice President of Operations at UNC Medical Center. During his 33+ years at UNC Health, he has played an instrumental role in the design, construction, and renovation of several hospitals, specialty clinics, and centers.  Mr. Hurston received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He later obtained a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Additionally, Mr. Hurston has been a supporter of Children’s International which is a non-profit humanitarian organization helping kids in poverty.

Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community – Feb. 24

Join Black History Month Keynote Speaker Dr. Tammie Moore for a discussion on mental health and wellness in the black community on Feb. 24 from Noon – 1 p.m. Dr. Moore will provide insight on statistics, cultural and ethnic stigmas, care access, and the importance of self-care.

RSVP by contacting

About Tammie D. Moore, Ph.D., HSP-P Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Tammie Moore is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and North Carolina Board Certified Health Services Provider who has been practicing in the Triangle area for 20 years. She is the founder and CEO of Western Wake Counseling and Psychological Services, PLLC in Cary, North Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Moore has served as a clinical faculty member in the School Counseling graduate program at UNC-Chapel Hill for over 10 years.

Black History Month Trivia

Test your knowledge of famous African-American educators, intellectuals, and politicians.

More information coming soon!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt 

Have some fun, show your UNC Health Pride and expand your knowledge of Black history!

To Enter: Find and complete the following tasks on the list below. Send the photos/information request via email to using the subject line “BHM Scavenger Hunt” by Feb. 26.

  1. A selfie showcasing one Item that has a UNC logo (i.e. mug, t-shirt, visor, jacket, etc.)*
  2. A selfie holding two items invented by African-Americans.  Include the inventor’s first and last name as well as the item within the body of your email submission.*
  3. Name one UNC Health African-American leader. Include their first and last name, department, and role within the body of your email submission.

*All pictures have to be of actual items. Googled pictures will not be accepted. All requested items for numbers one and two should be included in one selfie.*

All co-worker submissions containing the correct items will be included in a drawing for a chance to win a UNC Swag gift item. There will be four lucky winners!

Black History Month Featured Menu at the UNC Medical Center’s Terrace Cafe

Stop by the Terrace Cafe at UNC Medical Center each Friday in February to enjoy a special menu to celebrate Black History Month.

Feb. 5: Caribbean

  • Curry Chicken
  • Peas and Rice
  • Braised Cabbage
  • Homemade Coco Bread
  • Fried Plantains
Feb. 12: Creole
  • Gumbo with White Rice
  • Beignets
Feb. 19: Afro-Latino
  • Tamales
  • Rice and Beans
  • Fried Plantains
Feb. 26: Soul Food
  • Fried Pork Chops
  • Cheesy Cornbread

Black History Month Empowerment Quotes

Feel empowered throughout Black History Month with the following inspirational quotes which encourage you to be strong, be proud, be determined, and be you!

Be Strong Be Proud Be Determined Be You
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

—Muhammad Ali, Boxing champ

“Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.”

—Nikki Giovanni, Poet

“Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop.”

—Sadie T. M. Alexander, Lawyer & activist

“Life is what your creator gave you for free. Style is what you do with it.”

—Dr. Mae C. Jemison, Astronaut

“The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.”

—Ruby Dee, Actress

“If you’re not feeling good about you, what you’re wearing outside doesn’t mean a thing.”

—Leontyne Price, Opera singer

“Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.”

—Marcus Garvey, Nationalist leader

“Learn to see…listen…and think for yourself.”

—Malcolm X, Civil rights leader

“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.”

—Carl Lewis, Olympic athlete

“Strive to make something of yourself; then strive to make the most of yourself.”

—Alexander Crummell, Minister & scholar

“You really can change the world if you care enough.”

—Marian Wright Edelman, Activist & founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

 “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

—Maya Angelou, Poet & memoirist

“Stretch your mind and fly.”

—Whitney M. Young Jr., Civil rights activist

“You’ve got to love yourself enough, not only so that others will be able to love you, but that you’ll be able to love others.”

—Dr. Cornel West, Professor & philosopher

“Life has two rules: number 1, never quit! Number 2, always remember rule number one.”

—Duke Ellington, Jazz musician

“Be as you are and hope that it’s right.”

—Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz musician