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Issa Rae On Why Cutting Off Her Hair Was The 'Most Freeing' Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home

When a woman cuts all of her hair off, many people assume she’s going through some transformative life event. Or they may think she’s “edgy” a...

Issa Rae: Black Womens' Bodies, Sexuality Shouldn't Be Policed

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home

Issa Rae’s latest works ― a book and and upcoming HBO series ― have been brimming with black girl magic. The author, director, actress and produ...

Issa Rae Is 'Tired' Of Constantly Being Asked About The Black Experience

The HuffPost Show | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

Shonda Rhimes made news this week when she declared she was done discussing the idea of racial diversity on TV, and her fellow Essence magazine cover ...

The Awkward Black Girl Who Is Going To Change Television

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 09.30.2015 | Home

Issa Rae stands strong, arms akimbo, on the jacket of her new memoir, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." By most measures in entertainment,...

This YouTube Sensation Is Not Your Average Black Stereotype

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Issa Rae, the bright mind behind "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," has been lauded by the likes of Pharrell Williams and Lena Dunham for her ...

'Awkward Black Girl' Creator Says TV's Racial Diversity Is 'Money Driven'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.17.2015 | Home

Issa Rae, creator of the the hilariously uncomfortable YouTube series "The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl," admits racial diversity is on the ris...

WATCH: The Fight Continues For Diverse Images Of Black Women On TV

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home

The conversation about the images of black women on television is one that is on-going. Not too long ago, Essence magazine released a study where resp...

5 Hilarious YouTube Sensations of Color to Follow in 2014

Kevin Beckford | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Kevin Beckford

The following comedy acts are incredibly different in content and delivery, but all have one thing in common: they are hilarious. With watch counts in the 6-7 digit range, these acts have proven themselves to be among the funniest on YouTube.

Issa Rae: 'I Felt Like My Voice Was Missing'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.28.2014 | Home

If you don't know Issa Rae's name yet, you should -- and you will. The 28-year-old actress and writer is best known for her web series,"The Misadv...

Issa Rae Gets Behind Exciting New Project

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.31.2013 | Home

Our favorite 'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a...

WATCH: This Is What Black Twitter Would Be Like In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2013 | Home

If anyone could bring a version of Black Twitter to life in video form it would be Issa Rae, the wildly successful content creator behind "Awkward Bla...

How One 'Awkward Black Girl' Found Success on YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.15.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

After launching "Awkward Black Girl" independently, she connected with Pharrell, who reached out to invite her to be a part of his "secret" YouTube channel, which is now widely known as I Am Other. "He has a lot of awkward in him," she jokes.

Shonda Rhimes Partners With 'Awkward Black Girl' Creator

Posted 10.11.2012 | Home

After landing success with her political drama series, Scandal, creator Shonda Rhimes is vying to keep the momentum going with two forthcoming project...

Web Series: The Solution to the Network Television Problem

Selina Wilken | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
Selina Wilken

Web series like Dr. Horrible, Husbands and Awkward Black Girl are making a splash online, raising the bar for free, quality serial programming available worldwide instantly. Network TV needs to catch up.

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
J.D. Bell

Before you start digging through the links, something to ponder: can only prominent black conservatives be victims of high-tech lynchings?

How To Write A Wildly Successful Web Series

Issa Rae | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Issa Rae

I don't claim to be an expert by any means. But, through years of trial and error, and intensive Internet research, I've found that in order to write a successful web series, it helps to adhere to these five steps.

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

Issa Rae | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
Issa Rae

After mapping out a budget and strongly considering what we needed to increase the show's production value and compensate the crew and actors who volunteered their time, we decided it was time to stop shortchanging ourselves.

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

Issa Rae | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Issa Rae

It's one thing when other African-Americans try to threaten my race card, but when people outside of my ethnicity have the audacity to question how "down" I am because of the bleak, stereotypical picture pop culture has painted for me, as a Black woman? Unacceptable.