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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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Jay Ellis Takes a Stand for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Yesterday (Feb. 7th) was Nation Black HIV Awareness day, and the handsomely ‘woke’ Jay Ellis has made a personal pledge to raise said awareness. To do so, the Insecure actor partnered with the leading HIV and AIDS research organization, amfAR, to help eradicate the disheartening number of HIV cases in the black community. With February also marking Black History month, the…

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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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The 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Are In

The NAACP has announced the nominees for their 48th NAACP Image Awards and they didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to our very own Solange who was nominated for six awards including, Outstanding Female, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song and A Seat at the Table was nominated for Outstanding Album. Beyonce also was nominated for six awards…

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes Announces it’s Nominees

When we look back at 2016, we can safely say it was a good year for Black representation on screen. With shows like The Get Down, Atlanta, Insecure, Luke Cage and so many more, the world got a peek at what we hope will continue for people of color in film and television. Films like Berry…

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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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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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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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