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Issa Rae

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How To Write A Wildly Successful Web Series

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 5:12 PM


In the last four years, I've written and produced three web series. My most popular and successful show, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, currently averages 150,000 views per episode, with almost 20,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 8,000 Twitter followers since its...

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How Awkward Black Girl Raised Over $44,000 Through Kickstarter

(37) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 12:52 PM

Over a month ago, Tracy Oliver (producer/writer) and I sat down at her kitchen table, mapping out a bare bones budget to continue our web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. We were both jobless and neither of us could afford to continue to fund the series...

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Black Folk Don't Like To Be Told They're Not Black

(118) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet's Planeteers. I never really had to put much thought into my race...

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