My dedication to the advancement of the Black community is demonstrated in my work not only in journalism, but in my years as a social worker and educator.
One of the best things about being a freelance journalist is that I get to choose what stories I cover. Since 2005, I have consistently chosen to cover stories that celebrate Black lives, elevate Black voices and tackle issues of racial justice. In 2020, I started writing about police violence for USRESIST News to raise awareness of an issue that disproportionately impacts Black communities. Also in 2020, I launched a column in the Winthrop Transcript called “Let’s Talk About Race” where I interview individuals about systemic racism.
My commitment to educating myself on Black history and contemporary Black issues is evidenced through the media I have chosen to expose myself to. I promise to continue educating myself in order to be better informed as a journalist, an American and a human being.