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Issa Rae launches initiative for writers of color

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:37 pm May 2, 2014 YouTube sensation Issa Rae has launched a new initiative to help people of color break into the film industry. “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” creator created the Color Creative to give “great writes of color and platform and an audience.”

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‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae joins Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:45 am January 7, 2014 Each year, Forbes releases their 30 Under 30 Entertainment list  The list reflects some of the hottest online entertainment executives, who are paving their way to stardom via YouTube and other social media platforms. This year, “Awkward Black Girl” and “Rachetpiece Theater” creator Issa Rae has joined the […]

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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


By Johnaé @johnae_alyse 12:28 pm May 22, 2012 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. […]

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