I want to change the world. Cliche, yep, but it’s true. I wholeheartedly believe that if I inform, educate, advocate, and represent my community in likeness that is respectable, honest and true, the world will be changed. That is what journalism is about.
I don’t want to cure homelessness but I do want my community to know that, according to the 2016 annual homeless assessment report to congress, 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness in the united states. Over one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness were children. I don’t want to stop global warming however it’s important the public know that recent studies show that if carbon pollution isn’t slowed, parts of the Arctic could warm a whopping 16°F by the 2050s. I believe in gender equality and yet, n average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. 15% of those cases being men .
It doesn’t take much to change the world. Like Ida B. Wells said, “One had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap.”