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Issa Rae Joins Cast of ‘The Hate You Give’ Starring Amandla Stenberg

Black Girl Magic continues to infiltrate creative industries and the Hollywood machine in giant waves. The latest of these comes in the form of news that Issa Rae will join the cast of The Hate You Give. Starring Amandla Stenberg as the 16-year-old protagonist Starr, the film is an adaption of a Black Lives Matter-inspired…

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Issa Rae’s Insecure Will Be Back For a Third Season!

Issa Rae‘s Insecure has been the continuous talk of the town (aka Twitter) since the Season 2 premiere. To our delight, the dangerously relatable story of an awkward, young black woman navigating a turbulent life has found it’s way into enough hearts to earn renewal for a third season! Between the soundtrack and the sass, each episode is full of surprises…

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Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Social Media-Inspired Film is in the Works

Yes, it is happening! The clever movie that a Tumblr user dreamt up of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o playing genius scammers is coming to Netflix. Once Lupita tweeted at Rihanna that she was down, Twitter users called upon Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay to bring the project to life. We can hardly believe it, but…

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Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Scheduled To Return In July For Season 2

Issa Rae announced via Twitter that her hit HBO series Insecure will be premiering its second season on Sunday, July 23rd. In perfect Issa style, she toyed with our emotions as she playfully dodged the many questions that we all NEED answers to. The only answers she gave us were the announcement of the new season and…

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Issa Rae and Jussie Smollett Join Forces for New ‘GIANTS’ Web Series

After landing a Golden Globe nomination for her hit HBO series Insecure, Issa Rae is heading back to her roots with a new YouTube series titled Giants. Executive produced by both Rae and Empire star Jussie Smollett, Giants was created, written and directed by James Bland.  The show will make its debut on January 25th at 8pm EST and will star Vanessa Baden, William Catlett and…

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Issa Rae, Roxanne Gay & More Host ‘Historically Black’ Podcast

Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Another Round, Roxanne Gay and more have joined forces to host the Historically Black podcast which shares material worth revisiting in 2017. Naturally, these phenomenal women have had their hands in many pots last year and as usual, the final product is always something to admire. Historically Black…

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HBO Promises Second Season of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

In the wake of what seems like a national tragedy, all is not lost! HBO is lightening our load with the promise of a second season for Issa Rae‘s hilariously brilliant and relatable Insecure. Already seven episodes into its first season, the series is proving to not only be for us and by us but…

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Issa Rae Wants All Of Us To Watch The First Season Of ‘Insecure’ For Free

You have officially run out of excuses as to why you have not tuned into Issa Rae’s genius show, Insecure. The leading star of the now acclaimed HBO series has made sure that you can watch the first season for free. That’s right – with no monthly fee, viewers can now stream the episodes of…

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Issa Rae Shares Why Cutting Her Hair Changed Her Life

“The coolest people I remember were the people who didn’t care what anybody else thought,” she wrote. “I just didn’t feel brave enough then. Now, I would just tell myself: ‘Rock who you are because that’s special.’” These words from Insecure creator Issa Rae are just the inspiration we need. First mentioning her transition in her…

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Saint Heron Presents: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Screening Reception

In lieu of Issa Rae‘s Insecure HBO debut this fall, Saint Heron will host an exclusive screening reception this Saturday from 6-9pm in 3 Keys at The Ace Hotel. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, Insecure follows the friendship of two modern day Black women in all their awkward glory turning lemons into lemonade. Check out the…

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Issa Rae’s Hilarious ‘Insecure’ Trailer Is Finally Here

What’s better than the good news we shared with you back in October about Issa Rae’s forthcoming HBO comedy series, Insecure? A hilarious 49 second trailer-teaser revealing hints at the familiar awkward theme we know and love from this creative. Awkward Black Girl fans can officially begin counting down because the eight part series, starring…

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Issa Rae’s Comedy ‘Insecure’ Series Is Officially Headed To HBO

It’s official. Issa Rae is bringing her talents to HBO with new series, “Insecure.” This comes as no surprise to Awkward Black Girl fans as there has been talk surrounding the pilot for quite some time. HBO has been on board with the project since 2013, but in an effort to remain true to her story-line,…

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