Videos Updated June 2020 The young activists of Peace by Piece Productions pay tribute to Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in their Black Lives Matter dance, performance and protest against police brutality. I shot and edited this music video in June 2020. “Rien n’est tabou” (Sahel ENGAGE snapshot)Here’s a video I produced, edited and created animated graphics for the SAHEL ENGAGE initiative for Population Reference Bureau. This video is designed to facilitate dialogue among families, faith leaders and policy makers on family planning resources in Guinée, Mali and Mauritanie. It’s in French with French text and was originally published in December 2019 by PRB. Engaging Ethiopian Youth as Equal Partners in Their Sexual and Reproductive HealthHere’s a video I produced and edited as a Video and Digital Producer at Population Reference Bureau in DC on youth access to family planning resources in Ethiopia.In Amharic with English subtitlesPublished online by PRB in January 2020 Our Bodies, Our RightsHere’s a video I produced, edited and created animations on youth family planning access in Bangladesh for Population Reference Bureau. This video is in Bengali with English subtitles and was originally published by PRB in March 2020. Five Ways Uber Is Preparing for Its IPO CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is on track to go public later this year, a move that could make it the biggest IPO of 2019. WSJ’s Jason Bellini breaks down five ways Uber is preparing itself for its market debut. I pitched, produced and edited this for the WSJ.com in April 2019. Here’s a video I produced, narrated, and edited recently as a video producer at Reuters on the ownership of Europe’s leading soccer clubs. Posted to Twitter on January 29, 2020. New app brings mom pop pizzerias into the digital age (Reuters.tv)Ilir Sela took his passion for pizza and created a delivery app, Slice, that targets the tens of thousands of underserved small town pizza shops nationwide trying to hold their own against the big guys in food and pizza delivery. I pitched, produced, shot, and reported this news video feature for Reuters in August 2017. America’s student loan crisis hits the working poor especially hard (Reuters.tv)Lakisha Johnson is a homeless single mother in Philadelphia. She was hoping to move out of a homeless shelter and into a new apartment with her daughter using her tax refund. The U.S. Department of education had other plans, as a Reuters review found the federal agency is clamping down on borrowers who have defaulted on their student loans by garnishing their wages, holding back IRS refunds, and reducing Social Security benefits.Published on July 25, 2017I field produced this video on location in Philadelphia, and scripted this video based on a Reuters special report on student loans. I also edited this video to accompany that report. https://vimeo.com/282633792 Chicago Teens Join Parkland To Fight Gun ViolenceThese teenagers fighting gun violence in Chicago say the country has reacted very differently to their activism efforts than it has to the Parkland students’ efforts. So the two groups are teaming up to call for gun control.I pitched this video, then filmed it as a one-person band on location in Chicago, later scripted, and edited the video published on BuzzFeed News’ online platforms in March 2018. This Vintage Shop Lets You Own A Piece Of Black History“From painful slave-era artifacts to vintage Ebony and Jet magazines, more and more black Americans are buying relics from black history as they reclaim and reconcile with the past.”I pitched, produced, shot and edited this video on @blkmktvintage as a full-time video producer for BuzzFeed News and their coverage of Black History Month in 2018. I’m Running To Be America’s First Black Woman GovernorStacey Abrams says she wants to “change what the face of leadership looks like.”BuzzFeed NewsI pitched, produced, filmed on location in Savannah, and edited this profile of 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams in May 2018 as part of BuzzFeed News’ ongoing political coverage of mid-term elections. Originally published in May 2018 Six Suicides, One Year, One High SchoolIn less than a year, six students who had attended Herriman High School in Utah committed suicide. The WSJ visited Herriman and found a community searching for answers as they struggle with the loss. If you or a friend are struggling emotionally, help is available Free, confidential support for people in distress is offered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. You can also text a crisis counselor by messaging the Crisis Text Line at 741741.” I narrated this video edited by the WSJ.com Originals video unit, while working as a freelance video producer at the Journal in March 2019. What Are the Chances of Goldman or Blackstone Buying BlackRock? – Reuters Breakingviews 2020 PredictionsPublished on Reuters.com on 12/24/2019I directed and edited this video as a video producer at Reuters. Louisiana pipeline pits bayous vs. pipelinesJody Meche and his fellow crawfishermen are joining forces with environmentalists to protect southern Louisiana wetlands from the Bayou Bridge pipeline expansion, set to begin crude oil delivery later this year. Alva French Reports. Published February 22, 2017I scripted, narrated and edited this video report for Reuters. Published June 8, 2017Bars open early for Comey’s Senate testimonyBars across the US opened early so that folks could watch Former FBI director James Comey’s long anticipated Senate testimony about possible interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. I pitched, narrated, filmed the NYC scenes and interviews, as well as edited this breaking news piece for Reuters. Last Tag Looms for 5Pointz Published by the NYC News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism May 18, 2011. I filmed and edited this video as a graduate student at CUNY J-school.