Twenty-year-old Amala Ekpunobi, a self-described “left-wing activist” turned conservative influencer, is PragerU’s newest personality. A PragerU ambassador, her story stood out among hundreds of entries during a PragerFORCE casting call to “find the next Will Witt.” Amala shares her ideological transformation, from questioning leftist ideology to ultimately changing her mind and embracing conservative ideas, in her Stories of Us video "Why I Left My Job as a Leftist Organizer."
The daughter of a Nigerian immigrant, Amala embodies the American dream. Raised by a far-left single mother of three, she adopted leftist beliefs from an early age. After high school she began working for the same left-leaning organization as her mother, canvassing neighborhoods as a youth organizer bent on converting others to leftist ideology.
She never questioned the narrative — until she discovered the racism she thought she was fighting against was being perpetuated by her side. Within the organization she worked for she heard blatant racism against white people. As a half-black, half-white young woman, she recognized half of herself and half of her family was hated and unwelcome by the Left. She could not support that position and now actively speaks out on issues such as victim culture. She draws inspiration from economist, social theorist, and nationally syndicated columnist, Thomas Sowell.
As a member of Generation Z, Amala — known as @halfblackconservative — brings her message to hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter and will reach countless more through her involvement with PragerU.