‘Awkward Black Girl’ Issa Rae wants to see more diversity onscreen

The writer and producer talks about the need for diversity. 

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Published Nov 1, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:13 am CDT

BY CHANNON HODGE, TANZINA VEGA, AND TAIGE JENSEN

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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, a popular webseries, made Issa Rae an online star. Now this writer-producer is hoping fans will follow as she tells her unconventional stories elsewhere.

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*First Published: Nov 1, 2014, 11:00 am CDT