The Hollywood landscape is changing after the WGA/SAG strike and although the unions battled for - and won - most of the concessions they wanted, Issa Rae says it could be bad news for Black creatives.
The latest TV show to get the ax is Rap Sh!t. The Issa Rae production’s second season will be its last. The HBO Max show followed Aida Osman’s character Shawna and Mia’s KaMillion as ex-high school best friends who reunite to form their own rap duo and fight to find success in the challenging music […]
OK, now here’s some programming to get excited about, for Black people especially. The first trailer has dropped for American Fiction, a film based on the novel Erasure by Percival Everett, directed by Cord Jefferson and starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Erika Alexander, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, and arguably the most criminally underrated Black actor in Hollywood history, […]
Since Issa Rae rose to fame with Insecure in 2016, she’s found a way to start her own empire. She’s got Raedio, her own record label, and Hoorae, a production company. Now, to that growing list of accomplishments, she can include wine boss. With the launch of Viarae Prosecco, Rae is officially the owner of […]
After a successful run on 'Okay, Now Listen,' influencers and podcasters Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell return to the airwaves with 'The Scottie & Sylvia Show.'
As Issa Rae graces one of the covers for Elle’s Women In Hollywood issue, she kept it real. One of the many topics approached included the #MeToo movement spreading throughout the entertainment industry. What first started as a hashtag a few years ago, the social movement against sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and rape culture has led to a reckoning […]
"I consider Awkward Black Girl as my mixtape and Insecure my first album... So with this one, there is pressure, but I'm really excited about it. I hope that people have an open mind—it's such a fun show." - Issa Rae describing her experience developing the new HBO Max series, "Rap Sh!t" to Harper's BAZAAR
“It has been amazing to watch Issa shatter ceilings with her incredible sensibility to storytelling and her astounding achievements in the industry. We have been admirers of her work from the early days and salute her for remaining authentic and never forgetting the importance of elevating the next generation of emerging artists.” -Nicole Friday, ABFF president and festival producer
Even the book is now closed on Insecure the glow up for Issa Rae continues. Her Raedio platform has partnered with Google to honor women of color in audio.
The three main male stars of 'Sweet Life: Los Angeles'—P’Jae Compton, Jerrold Smith II, and Jordan Bentley—are all in different phases of their life and career and somehow the show still manages to be more about them as men.