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Issa Rae

Issa Rae finally released the trailer for her highly anticipated new series Rap Sh!t. The HBO show’s trailer hit the internet on Monday after the Insecure star shared it on her Instagram page. “🗣 New Sh!t #RapShit - July 21st @rapshitonmax,” Issa wrote. The trailer gave viewers insight into what they can expect and it looks like they will be in for a ride.

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Issa Rae’s star continues to shine brighter and brighter. The genius behind Emmy-nominated television seriesInsecureand web series Awkward Black Girl will be receiving the 2022 Producers Guild of America (PGA) Visionary Award. PGA’s presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher made a statement about choosing the actress as the next recipient of the prestigious award. “Issa makes us excited for the future of television,” the statement said.

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I’m still in shock that HBO’s Insecure has come to an end. It truly feels like the end of an era. And much like the show’s main characters, my friends and I have changed so much since the first episode aired. I think that’s why I connect with the series. It told our stories in such a clear, funny, yet beautiful way that seemed familiar to real-life problems, relationships, and friendships. But, the other obvious reason we rallied behind the show is clearly the mastermind herself, Issa Rae.

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The saying goes “all good things come to an end,” but it also leads to new beginnings. That appears to be the case for Issa Rae after she dished on the final season of her celebrated HBO series Insecure. The finale premiered Sunday, December 26 and fans are still reeling from the effects of it.

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Without realizing it, Issa Rae has become somewhat of a natural hair icon these days. As Issa Dee in the popular HBO series, Insecure, Issa has changed the way we view natural hairstyles, one look at a time. Off-screen, she dazzles on red carpets, rocking her natural like it's nothing and she is also part owner of the scalp and hair care brand, Sienna Naturals By Issa Rae. But her hair story wasn't always this bold and unapologetic. She told Vogue, "To be referenced as having nappy hair most of my life didn’t really sit well with me."

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There are so many reasons creatives should look up to Issa Rae. She constructs amazing stories and characters, is unapologetically herself and is a real-life example that if you work hard enough, you can truly have it all. But, one of my personal favorite things about the mogul is the way she constantly creates opportunities for others. In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the actor, producer, and entrepreneur sat down with Gayle King and had a full-circle moment where she opened up about the final season of Insecure and why it's only the beginning.

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