As 2020 comes to a close, Washington Informer contributing writer and Bridge copy editor Sam P.K. Collins said he’s further committing to looking inward for the happiness and peace that this year forced him to acquire.
Born and raised in Northwest, Collins recognized his journalistic aptitude early on in middle school, having encouragement from his father to join his school newspaper. In high school, Collins continued to nurture his writing ability when he contributed to Young D.C., a regional youth newspaper.
Several years later, after matriculating to The George Washington University and joining The Informer as a graduate student, Collins has developed, and continues to maintain, the skill of covering any news beat.
Even so, he finds his greatest passion to be education, and the conscientious work of empowering people of the African diaspora. For the last five years, he has done so through AllEyesOnDC, a grassroots journalism platform that features the work of real Black people and highlights local news in a way that raises people’s awareness about the conditions affecting people of African descent across the world.