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Black journalist in Sierra Leone: Chapter 1

Feb 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Reporter's Notebook

The journey to Sierra Leone was long. I left California Tuesday afternoon and, after two layovers, I finally arrived at my destination the next evening. It really didn’t start to sink in that I was heading to Africa until our plane began flying over the Sahara. All I remember seeing was vast areas of sand, with layers of blue and orange coating the horizon. The nice lady sitting next to me described it as an “ocean of brown.” I would concur.