Whew, seems I’ve been a little distracted of late and not updating with recent stories I’ve written! I’ve been writing throughout September but have been lazy about even looking at this blog. In the past month I’ve interviewed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and talked to her about her latest project in relaunching her gender and ethnic diversity in film releasing network. I did not one, but two stories on Jussie Smollett — one about a viral video of him mopping his floor and another about season two of Empire, his music and his work as an activist. And I wrote a piece debunking some recent rumors surrounding activist DeRay Mckesson and his guest lecture spot at Yale.