AllEyesOnDC Host and Founder Sam P.K. Collins (also known as Ras Plo Kwia Glebluwuo) is a grassroots journalist and educator with multidisciplinary experience as a writer, editor, producer, researcher, and filmmaker. Brother Sam’s grassroots news brand AllEyesOnDC serves as part of his effort to shed light on issues that affect people of African descent in the D.C. metropolitan region through community news events, in-depth articles, think pieces, and on-the-ground advocacy.
Previously, Brother Sam has written reports of President Barack Obama’s activities as a White House press pool reporter for American Urban Radio Networks. He has also had stints at ThinkProgress, National Public Radio and NBC Universal. At the Washington Informer, where he currently serves as an education and politics reporter, Brother Sam launched WI Bridge, a publication geared toward Black millennials in the D.C. metropolitan area.
In classrooms within the local African-centered and homeschool community, Brother Sam’s instruction, including project-based learning opportunities, focuses on major aspects of communication: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Through exposure to historically and culturally significant texts, students under Brother Sam’s tutelage have increased their vocabulary, sharpened their writing, and learned to recognize elements of storytelling and rhetoric. Brother Sam’s instruction also enables students to practice self-determination and become competitive in today’s globalized society.
Brother Sam, a native Washingtonian of Liberian descent, holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a master’s degree in public policy, with a concentration in urban policy, from The George Washington University. There, he founded ACE Magazine, a multicultural campus publication.