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Issa Rae Teams Up with Shonda Rhimes for ABC Comedy Series

Issa Rae, the writer and star of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has gotten a boost from Shonda Rhimes, the black woman behind ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. I Hate L.A. Dudes, a comedy conceived by Rae, has been sold to ABC; Rhimes will serve as executive producer:

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Dissin Issa Rae Based on Race? That’s Awkward

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While late to the game I fell in love with Issa Rae’s webseries, Awkward Black Girl, for its honest and hilarious interrogation of race and race relations via the lens of some very typical situations. From her humble approach to her daring showcasing of other talents (i.e. her rapping skills) I felt endeared to her […]

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Fightin’ Words: A Coda

I wanted to say a very quick something about two kinds of responses I noticed while reading about the Awkward Black Girl/Crunk Feminist Collective issue that I wrote about last week. As I read the comments to the letter, I realized that many of them fell into one–or both–of two categories: the letter writers were […]

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Fightin’ Words: On Awkward Black Girl and the CFC

Of the many things I’ve received from the inimitable Grandma Charlotte, including second-hand smoke, the basics of knitting, and a tendency to yell at people appearing on television as if they can somehow hear me, her literary example and advice on general matters are probably the gifts I hold most dear. Grandma Charlotte is always […]

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New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: The Exes . . . So, Funny!!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TqsOneO55o I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is […]

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New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: Part 2 of “The Unexpected”

I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is so […]

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New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl: Simply Hilarious!!

I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is so […]

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The Internet Popularity of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELMgw3FToXY&feature=youtu.be I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show […]

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