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Issa Rae And Jussie Smollett Are Blessing Us With A New YouTube Series

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

As we eagerly await new episodes of “Insecure” and “Empire,” Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett are giving us a new show to watch. And it looks like...

It's Official! Obama Is A Fan Of Issa Rae's 'Insecure'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home

It’s hard not to love Issa Rae’s Golden Globe-nominated HBO series “Insecure” — even if you’re President Barack Obama. Rae found a new fa...

9 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf For every scandalous, heartrending, on-the-edge-of-your-seat-thrilling television show, there's a fantastic book that'...

14 Beautiful Black Queens To Emulate This Halloween

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

The reign of black girl excellence that has defined 2016 for us is something worth paying homage to this Halloween. Whether you identify with Slayonc...

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...

8 Reasons Why the Season Premiere of "Insecure" is SO YOU

Candace Peterson | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Candace Peterson

My reasons for clearing out my schedule and throwing a viewing party for Issa Rae's first network series are simple; I'm a HUGE fan of Issa Rae. Like,...

How Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Validates, Expands On The Black Narrative

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

Issa Rae’s highly-anticipated HBO comedy revisits a black narrative she says she hasn’t seen on the small screen in a very long time. While progr...

'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl': A Hilarious Memoir of an Awkward Life

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf I've spent much of my twenties trying to come to terms with my awkwardness, cringing months--years, even--after any gi...

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 Starts Scholarship Fund For Alton Sterling's Children

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home

Actress Issa Rae has started a scholarship fund for the children of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in Baton...

Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Teaser Trailer Finally Dropped, And It's Lit

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home

When Issa Rae created the cult web series "Awkward Black Girl" back in 2011, there was the hope amongst fans across social media that her quirky and h...

Issa Rae Lauds Hillary Clinton For 'Being Old As F**k' And Running Anyway

The HuffPost Show | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

While some Hillary Clinton haters are already taking shots at her looks and age, the presidential hopeful still has Issa Rae in her corner. Rae, t...

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,...

Essence Recognizes Five Trailblazers In One Badass Cover

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home

Yes! Essence magazine is marking a big milestone in May -- and to honor the event, they’ve dedicated the cover of their upcoming issue to five we...

How #WeCan Get Police to 'Protect and Serve'

Jai Tiggett | Posted 05.06.2015 | Home
Jai Tiggett

The sketch looks at what policing might be like in the not-too-distant future, and more importantly, what we want it to be. Police body cameras are an important part of that, but just as essential is the way that the footage is used and interpreted.

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...

14 Books To Read This Black History Month

NBC News | Andrea Collier | Posted 02.10.2015 | Home

February is not only Black History Month, but it is also the month when many titles by Black authors are released. 2015 kicked off with a wide selecti...

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...

Issa Rae Lands New HBO Series

Deadline | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home

Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae have teamed to co-write a comedy series project for HBO, with Rae set to star....