Ahnyah Pinckney | South Jersey Information Equity Project
As a South Jersey native, Ahnyah Pinkney is excited to be covering stories in the region. She grew up in Willingboro and has lived in other South Jersey towns, including Blackwood, Washington Township, and now Sicklerville.
"Hearing Black voices is so important," says Ahnyah. "I believe it is my duty to help tell those stories." Previously, she worked on a project about the misrepresentation of Black women in the media and created a website about Black-owned businesses in South Jersey. She looks forward to covering these issues, exercising her journalism training, and supporting her community as part of the SJIEP fellowship.
Ahnyah will graduate from Rowan University with a bachelor's in journalism in the fall of 2022, which she considers her greatest accomplishment. She says, "I believe God put me on this earth to help people, and if getting their stories out is the way to do it, I am happy with that."