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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.

Thinking Beyond #DontMuteDC

A 90-minute panel discussion at Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library on Sunday, April 14 brought together award-winning producer Tone P, Shaw-area business owner Wanda Henderson, and local realtor Charles View for a public dialogue about how to create a communal economic infrastructure that would allow D.C.-area Black Africans be become more economically self-determined.

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AllEyesOnDC Speaks to D.C. Councilmember Robert White (D-At large)

In this special AllEyesOnDC segment, grassroots journalist Sam P.K.Collins and At-large D.C Councilmember Robert White (D) speak about the meaning of D.C. Emancipation Day and how White, a fifth-generation Washingtonian, has been able to tackle issues related to the welfare of other D.C. natives.

Anthony Browder Discusses “From the Browder File” and More…

During this AllEyesOnDC segment, Anthony Browder encouraged those up-and-coming voices in the conscious community to gain a suitable depth of knowledge and truly walk in the tradition of Asa Hilliard, John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, and others at whose feet he sat.

Howard University Duo Releases Film about Maroon Community

Howard University researchers Kofi LeNiles and Kmt G. Shockley, Ph.D. said they want “For Humanity: Culture, Community, & Maroonage,” their film about the perennial Maroon settlement of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, to serve as a case study in how people of African descent can move beyond the societal ills that have crippled communities decades after the Civil Rights movement.

Looking Back: The Stories that Quilts Tell

Mama Kyna Clemons, a quilter of 15 years and AllEyesOnDC guest, has parlayed her craft into a thriving business and means of educating Black African people of all ages about the historical and cultural relevance of quilting.

Denise Rolark Barnes and Stuart Anderson Discuss Dr. King Peace Walk & Parade

The AllEyesOnDC Show kicked off the New Year with a visit from Denise Rolark Barnes and Stuart Anderson, co-chairs of the annual Dr. King Peace Walk & Parade, an event of historical significance for the Ward 8 community that’s withstood... Continue Reading →

Answering the Call: Shaping a Local Black African Political Agenda through Pan-African Federalism

For Black Africans in D.C., joining the Pan-African Federalist Movement doesn’t add to the burden of the daily work carried out in the interest of Black liberation. Instead, it augments it and creates a platform for communication between Black Africans of various generations, professional backgrounds, and other key differences. By organizing under the Pan-African federalist umbrella and setting an agenda, Black Africans can set the stage for a movement that’s not only political, but cultural and spiritual in the sense that, as self-determined beings, we’re collectively working to move beyond paradigms that limit our ability to “be.”

Building Consensus with Bitcoin

Sinclair Skinner and AllEyesOnDC host and founder Sam P.K. Collins have a conversation about Bitcoin and Black African liberation at Sankofa on the night of Friday, November 16. (Courtesy Photo)  Walking away from the November 16th edition of The AllEyesOnDC... Continue Reading →

Revolutionary Education, Explained

PHOTO: Children at a Freedom School, an iteration of self-determined Black African education that popped up in the 1960s and 70s (Courtesy Photo) In a system that attacks Black African people from all angles, it’s imperative that education becomes wholistic... Continue Reading →

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