Alafaka Opuiyo: Wanted to Commit Suicide
Alafaka "Alee" Opuiyo is a 2005 Howard University School of Communications graduate. She majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Political Science. While Alee attended Howard, she interned with the cable network FOX News and was a writer for the award-winning Howard University newspaper "The Hilltop".
After graduating from Howard, she worked as a general assignment reporter for the "Washington AFRO" newspaper in Washington, D.C. While working with "AFRO", Alee had the pleasure of interviewing influential figures and politicians, including President Barack Obama when he was an Illinois State Senator.
As a reporter, Alee was tired of reading horribly written press releases and pitches by publicists who solicited her to cover their clients. This prompted her in 2007 to make the bold decision to start her own Public Relations firm.
"I said to myself, 'I can do this much better!' So, I did, and I have been doing it ‘much better’ for over eight years," Alee writes.
The birth of her business, Dynamic Public Relations, has opened so many professional and personal doors for Alee. The clientele base of Dynamic Public Relations is very diverse and includes the Katie Able Foundation, the KP Card Foundation, Glynn Jackson the Agency, Doreen Rainey (Get Radical Women’s Conference with Laila Ali), and recently Sasha Bruce Youthwork.
This ambitious and fearless young lady built her business with a basic corporate mission in mind: "Dynamic Public Relations – to far exceed the expectations of our clients!"
Alee is also the co-host and producer of "Taxi Talk" on WBOL-AM 1010 in Baltimore, MD, a Radio One Station.