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Sam P.K. Collins

Sam P.K. Collins is a grassroots journalist with multidisciplinary experience as a writer, editor, producer, researcher, and filmmaker. 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 words and film. This mission crystallized during college and subsequent professional experiences. Sam’s previous experience includes writing 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. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University. There, he founded ACE Magazine, a multicultural campus publication. Sam is a native Washingtonian of Liberian descent.

Revisiting Blacology to Strategize against White Supremacist Violence

Just a day or so before protests erupted in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, AllEyesOnDC reasoned, once again, with Professor W.Z. Cross and Dr. Amos Sirleaf, pioneers of Blacology, a theoretical framework through which people of African descent define... Continue Reading →

Establishing Our Nobility (w/ Gina Paige of AfricanAncestry.com)

With the help of AfricanAncestry.com and other actors, people of African descent can establish a nobility through which they can experience true self-determination.

Food for Thought for the 2020 Graduate

At the risk of sounding insensitive, the writer of this piece argues that forgoing a night of dancing at prom, that oh-so coveted walk across the stage, and the bevy of cookouts this summer should count among the very least of 2020 graduates’ problems.

An Open Letter to My Fellow Pan-African Nationalists

For the sake of our Pan-African nation, and the millions of youth who remain oppressed in it, we must strive to raise above our differences and commit to direct action that produces more results of merit for several generations to come. 

Acheiving 21st Century Food Security (Coronavirus Zoom Edition)

Anxiety about what the future holds, for some people, has compelled some investigation into urban gardening. With the beginning of the spring season come the opportunity to grow some food and collaborate with others on a similar mission. As Xavier Brown explains in this video, this endeavor will allow participants to gain a better relationship with their community, and the earth. It will also help us get in tune with what ancestors did to survive. 

Social Distancing & Emergency Enrichment

Peace and blessings fellow Afrikans, I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and calm spirits in the midst of this global pandemic. During this period of social distancing, I'm offering online tutoring services in various... Continue Reading →

Our Elders: A Vital Organ of African Nationhood

The first edition of The AllEyesOnDC Think Tank Series for 2020 featured the D.C. Pan-African Council of Elders, a collective of elder Pan-Africanists from some of the prominent organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area who help set the tone for... Continue Reading →

Ujima, and the Building of a Strong Pan-African Collective

All in all, this Ujima discussion, hosted by the Banneker City Local Coordinating Committee of the Pan-African Federalist Movement, demonstrated the level of collective grassroots work being done in the District to make African people more self determined. It also showed the potential for a larger, stronger socio-economic-political infrastructure much like what some African leaders advocated for during the 20th century in their demand of the United States of Africa. 

Controlling Our Local Affairs, and Creating a United African States

Direct control over one’s affairs - economic, political, and cultural -- counts as a matter of human rights and indicates the maturity of a nation. Despite nominal independence and acquisition of some civil liberties, Africans across the Diaspora have none... Continue Reading →

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