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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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HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Starring Oprah Winfrey Will Debut this April

Last summer, we got news of HBO picking up the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne the film is slated to debut Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. EST. The film will chronicle the investigation behind Henrietta Lacks, an African American tobacco farmer who’s cells known as HeLa, were…

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Solange, Big Boi, Whoopi Goldberg & More Get Animated in HBO’s ‘The Animals’

Returning for its second season, HBO’s The Animals is stocked with star-studded narrations we never imagined hearing from the mouths of cartoon creatures. The guests list includes Solange, Big Boi, Usher, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. Set in New York City, The Animals focuses on the downtrodden livelihood of pigeons, rats and roaches native to Earth’s least-habitable…

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LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment to Produce Muhammad Ali Documentary

The first feature-length HBO production from NBA superstar LeBron James’ company, SpringHill Entertainment, is going to be a big one. The Ohio native has signed on to help tell the story of America’s most legendary athlete, Muhammad Ali. The film is set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, the creative mind also responsible for the successes of Training Day and…

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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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Crissle and HeyFranHey Bring Us ‘Insecure’ Spinoff Podcast ‘Insecuritea’

Remember back in June when I suggested weekly viewings of Issa Rae’s Insecure over pizza and wine with your girls? Well, activist and Beats1 radio host Crissle (who also co-hosts The Read podcast) and natural beauty/wellness coach HeyFranHey (also of The Friend Zone podcast) have teamed up to deliver us a girl’s night on the…

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Oprah Winfrey To Star In HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

HBO is taking on the nonfiction bestseller written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book tells the true story of a Black woman and mother of five in Baltimore who lost her battle with cervical cancer in 1951. Without the family’s consent, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital extracted cancer cells from…

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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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Hold Up: Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ is Returning to HBO

She’s back, by popular demand. Beyoncé‘s visual album experience Lemonade will return to HBO this Saturday, June 18th from 10PM – 11 PM. The initial special, which premiered on April 23rd, showcased Beyoncé’s artistic creativity on the topics of Black womanhood, love, self-empowerment, and much more. Having finished the first leg of the “Formation World…

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#OscarsSoWhite Inspires Upcoming HBO #BlackLivesMatter Documentary

Everyone is disappointed in the Academy for their failure to recognize diverse talent. Literally, everyone. Closing out 2015, Twitter user @reignofapril created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to address the situation at hand, causing the blogosphere to uproar in frustration. Now that the Academy has failed again, despite last year’s backlash, the hashtag has become even more…

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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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