Ashantae Johnson, Staff Writer


Ashantae Johnson is a senior studying print journalism at Howard University and prospective May 2006 graduate. She is a native of New Orleans, La. Since the unexpected ruin of her home and her community Ashantae has found refuge in celebrating life. She finds satisfaction in her motto, “life is tough-but I’m tougher.”


Ashantae has vowed to commit her life to serving others and she plans to cultivate her passion for writing in her days to come.She  has been a contributing writer for Howard University’s daily newspaper, the Hilltop, as well as BlackCollegeView.com.


Ashantae, with a genuine interest and academic minor concentration in politics, has had the opportunity to represent Howard University several times on Capitol Hill, as a member of National Student Leadership and as a recurring invitee to the National Prayer Breakfast.


With strong mentors such as Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus by her side, Ashantae has a strong will to impact the global community.


Although much of her work revolves around her journalist endeavors, she’s a committed mentor in Washington, DC’s Southeast quadrant. Her passions far exceed writing; she is an advocate for restoring underprivileged communities and empowering youth.


Ashantae hopes to tie her passions for writing, politics, and youth empowerment together to affect change in a world that’s rapidly disintegrating.


After Howard, she plans to study education in graduate school and ultimately she hopes to establish and cultivate self-help literature for young women.