Hello, I'm Loic Samuel A.K Youth, a journalist who recently worked at Voice of America, Washington DC. I a moving to Ethiopia temporarily where I will be hoping to cover stories ranging from politics to agriculture.
This is a story I did for VOA's Student Union even though I am no longer a student. This is an article about being black in the USA with dreadlocks. I spoke about how although I am not African-American, a lot of people automatically assume I am because of the locks and my faint accent. Funny enough, even my fellow countrymen, Cameroonians, find it hard to believe that I am not from the USA. On the bright side, it makes it easier to engage conversation about Africa because people do not expect me to be from there due to how I carry myself. so that already breaks down a stereotype about what an African should look or sound like. And from there, it's possible to have a conversation about what the continent is actually all about.
A young and upcoming reggae artists located in Allston, Massachusetts. Originally from Ethiopia, Brook moved to the USA for school. However, music had always been his passion so he had to go against his parents' will to pursue his love. They were not up for the idea at first but he convinced them of his talents. This was shot while he was working on an album called Qu'orat.
I created this web video after one of the VOA reporters came back from Sierra Leone. While out there he talked to locals in Liberia about the Ebola crisis and how they dealt with the huge amounts of corpses being left behind by the illness.
A young man from Oklahoma, passionate about service, started an initiative called the GMV project. His goal is to create a fund for Haiti in order to invest in the country and make it self-sustainable in the next decade or so. He has been in touch with Haitian businessmen in the USA as well as mayors, Congressmen and Senators all will an interest in the island's wellbeing.