Hi, I’m Wendy Wilson, the News Editor for ESSENCE.com. Just about a year ago, I got the assignment of a lifetime. I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, with Malaak Compton-Rock (seen here) and the 30 kids she selected from Bushwick, Brooklyn to be a part of the Journey for Change program.
You may have learned about it after watching CNN’s “Black in America 2” or read my story in the August 2009 issue of ESSENCE. I wanted to share my personal photos with ESSENCE.com readers so that you, too, can be a part of what we witnessed in South Africa.