A new wave of black television inspires, encourages millennial viewers

By Anika Boyce, Studio M staff //  Black directors, actors and writers have been making major strides in the entertainment industry lately: “Insecure,” a comedy-drama series directed by Issa Rae, portrays the struggles and reality of everyday black women. The sitcom “Black-ish,” created by Kenya Barris, shows an African-American family that tries to claim their…

Q&A: Music journalist Alison Fensterstock

By Barbara Harmon, Studio M staff // Alison Fensterstock, a 40-year-old freelance music journalist who mostly writes for NPR and Pitchfork, is a Native New Yorker but has lived in New Orleans for the past 20 years. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, she started writing about music for her job at the Gambit Weekly. Fensterstock…