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Blessed, Children, and College: Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar @balleralert Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar - Blogged by @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is Ms. Issa Rae. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Best known for her hit HBO series, “Insecure," after making her break with her hit Youtube series, "Awkward Black Girl," Issa has blessed us with over 20 visual projects, which she either produced, starred in, or wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Her YouTube channel has captured over 260,000 subscribers and 20 million views and counting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Proving not only to be a strong force and inspiration for women in general, Ms. Issa Rae, is a proven example that black women can be bosses too....but we already knew that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She takes pride in being an actress, writer, director, producer and web series creator. She has earned her college degree in African American studies and has studied at some of the country’s most famed acting academies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Issa Rae has been featured in Forbes annual, “30 Under 30,” list, Essence Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, just to name a few. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With so much under her belt, and still so young, we’re pleased to know that Ms. Issa Rae will be blessing us with her talent for many years to come.

Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar - Blogged by @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and wo...

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Dating, Growing Up, and Hbo: Issa Rae Developing Two New Projects For HBO; Will Executive Produce Male Dating Show and Co-Write Black Beverly Hills Drama @balleralert Issa Rae Developing Two New Projects For HBO; Will Executive Produce Male Dating Show and Co-Write Black Beverly Hills Drama – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IssaRae is killing it, as she continues to produce and provide content to represent the culture. From her HBO hit series, “Insecure,” which focuses on the struggles and triumphs of an awkward black girl in Los Angeles to two brand new series that have been picked up by the network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, as part of Rae’s 2016 first look producing deal with the network, Rae, along side former ‘Daily Show’ writer, Travon Free, will be producing a new comedy, titled, “Him or Her.” The show will be produced as a single camera, half-hour series about the dating life of a bisexual black man. Free will serve as the writer for the series while Deniese Davis will executive produce, alongside Rae. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As for Rae’s other project, titled, “Sweet Life,” which will be set in the Black Beverly Hills of Windsor Hills, the one-hour drama will tell the story of a few teens growing up in the neighborhood. For this show, Rae will be working with ‘Scandal’s’ Raamla Mohamed to write and executive produce the series. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meantime, the third season of ‘Insecure’ will be back next year.

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Beautiful, Community, and Drugs: Issa Rae To Develop '90s L Family Drama For HBO @balleralert Issa Rae To Develop ‘90s L.A. Family Drama For HBO – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite Awkward Black Girl is creating new original content for HBO. As fans await the forthcoming season of the super relatable comedy series, “Insecure,” IssaRae is cooking up a family drama for the network. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, Rae is teaming up with author Angela Flournoy to create a brand new series that will focus on an African American family living in L.A. in the ‘90s. Although the series is not-yet titled it will follow the lives of Sheryl and Jackson, a married couple with two teenagers, Ebony and Les. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The series will be set in the ‘90s, highlighting the crack epidemic, war on drugs and police brutality, as Jackson, who is an upcoming police officer, combats the racial tensions and gang violence within his community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said of the new project. “I was a huge fan of ‘The Turner House’ and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rae will serve as the executive producer of the series, alongside Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.

Issa Rae To Develop ‘90s L.A. Family Drama For HBO – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Everyone’s favorite Awkward Black Girl is creating...

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America, Animals, and Beyonce: Being Unapologetically Black In America @balleralert Being Unapologetically Black In America - blogged by: @asimplebijou ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More and more in today's society, we see race becoming a constant topic of conversation in America. With powerful movements such as BlackLivesMatter, Thisiswhywekneel, and many more, race is being brought to the forefront of the oppressor, similar to the way it was many years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black artists, directors, activists, actors, actresses, etc. have all utilized their platforms to shed light on the racism that still exists in our nation. Issa Rae, Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, Kendrick Lamar, and Jesse Williams, have all openly spoke about the struggles we face as black people, while still encouraging us to be unapologetic about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be unapologetically black is to own that sh*t and be proud of it. You have nothing to be embarrassed nor apologetic about. While majority of us were taught to not speak about the discriminatory encounters we face, we can not be silent anymore. We can not let the hatred of others deter us from being proud. We must hold our head high and let them know our black asses has nothing to be ashamed about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same oppressors who embded in us that we should be ashamed and embarrassed, are the same ones who regularly appropriate our culture. Stealing our sh*t and not crediting us. They belittle and portray us as nothing but barbaric animals, yet ignore the reality that we are the curators and cultivators of American culture. Be proud and remove those negative stigmas because your blackness is a trait desired by even the fairest of them all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From every variation of our melanin skin, to our full lips, wide hips, broad noses, hairstyles, big butts, be the unapologetic nubian king and queen you are with zero f**ks about who you are envied upon. The very attributes they frown upon, probably are the same ones they are rushing to buy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are unapologetically black brothers and sisters, kings and queens, letting our ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
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Anthony Anderson, Denzel Washington, and Donald Glover: Issa Rae, "Black-Ish" "Atlanta," "The People v O. J. Simpson," "Moonlight" Score Golden Globe Nominations @balleralert Issa Rae, “Black-Ish”, “Atlanta,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Moonlight” Score Golden Globe Nominations -blogged by @eleven8 - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2016 was a great year for black entertainment and a lot of new films and television shows are being honored at the upcoming 2017 GoldenGlobes. “La La Land” leads overall nominations with seven, including nods for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, director Damien Chazelle, screenplay, score and song. “Moonlight” follows with six nominations, including nods for best motion picture, Barry Jenkins for best director, best screenplay and score. “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” leads the television categories with five nominations including best limited series or TV movie. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Two of our faves, “Atlanta” and “Blackish,” were nominated for best television series, musical or comedy. Donald Glover and Anthony Anderson are also nominated for best performance by an actor in a TV series, musical or comedy. Denzel Washington is up for Best Performance by an Actor in the Drama category for his work on “Fences.” The People v. O.J. Simpson’s Courtney B. Vance is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Our favorite ladies, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross are both up for best actress in a TV musical-comedy. Kerry Washington is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role in HBO’s “Confirmation.” It has already been announced that Meryl Streep will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Golden Globes are set to air on January 8 and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Will you be tuning in?

Issa Rae, “Black-Ish”, “Atlanta,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “Moonlight” Score Golden Globe Nominations -blogged by @eleven8 - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀...

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