Antionette Kerr is a journalist, nonprofit leader, author and publisher. She studied journalism and African American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she began researching and reporting on areas of social justice through The Daily Tar Heel, The Triangle Tribune and The Black Ink. Her research led to the Earnest H. Abernathy Chancellorís Award in publication excellence. Before joining the Public News Service she was a freelance media contributor for more than a dozen state, regional and local publications including The Lexington Dispatch. She credits a family filled with advocates for sparking her compassion for people and passion for storytelling.