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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.

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 →

Dr. Ray Winbush Sets the Record Straight on Reparations

Dr. Ray Winbush, the AllEyesOnDC guest on May 17, spoke about this multi-generational tradition to bring the engineers of this global white supremacists system to justice for their human rights violations -- whether its enslavement, Jim Crow segregation, colonialism, land grabs, and anything else under the sun that destroyed potential for multigenerational wealth in African communities across the world.

Maka Taylor: Black Motherhood and Political Independence

As a Black single mother who has often felt the brunt of institutional neglect, Ms. Taylor said she wants to connect others in her situation to the powers that be, so they would better be able to make a case that they too deserve the basic necessities the Babylon system often denies mothers, children, and other vulnerable members of society.

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.

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.

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