Catch Episode 6 Of First ‘The First Talk’

by Anya Rahmingon June 11, 2014
Episode 6 of the Issa Rae Productions web series First has debuted. In this episode, Robin brings up something that has been bothering her since meeting Charles’ family. His dad called her Nikki, indicating that Charles and Nikki were closer than she’d originally thought . The two dive into details of their past and current relationships […]

Web Short ‘Tall, Dark, And Handsome’ Explores Not-Racist-But-Don’t-Date-Black Topic

by Anya Rahmingon May 29, 2014
A web short titled Tall, Dark, and Handsome takes on individuals who claim to be non-racist, but are repelled by the idea of dating interracially. In the short, a young Black man sits down with a White woman around his age. She’s so repelled by the thought of dating a Black man that she can’t get […]


Watch Episode 5 Of Issa Rae’s Web Series ‘First’

by Anya Rahmingon May 28, 2014
    The 5th episode of Issa Rae’s web series First, titled “The First Adventure”, has landed on YouTube. In this episode, Robin and Charles have their first adventure while out on a romantic camping trip. It turns out Charles may have exaggerated his experience with camping in the outdoors, and Robin is not to […]
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Episode 4 Of Issa Rae’s ‘First’ Is Out, Watch It Here!

by Anya Rahmingon May 15, 2014
  Check out the latest release of Issa Rae’s web series ‘First.’ In this week’s episode titled “First Family Meeting”, Charles invites Robin over for a big family dinner. Robin is surprised at the impromptu invitation, but boldly takes him up on the offer. At the dinner, a slip up by Charles’ father brings up […]

Watch Episode 3 of Issa Rae’s Web Series ‘First’

by Anya Rahmingon May 2, 2014
The 3rd episode of Issa Rae’s newest web series First is out on YouTube. Last week, the newly minted couple went through all the drama that surrounds awaiting the first call following an amazing first date. This week’s episode is titled “The First Awkward Moment.”  It appears there is a pattern to how this series […]

High Quality Black Web Series ‘Hard Times’ Debuts, Catch It Now!

by Anya Rahmingon April 24, 2014
A new Black web series titled Hard Times debuted on April 22nd. Its an 11 episode production directed by Tahir Jetter. Episode 1 revolves around a young male personal trainer who is pressed for cash to pay his rent. After speaking with one of his clients, he realizes that stripping may be his best option to earn […]


Become A Patreon Of Issa Rae Productions And We’ll Get An Awkward Black Girl Movie

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
Issa Rae has set up a campaign over on Patreon to gain financial support from followers of Issa Rae Productions. Unfortunately YouTube ad revenue alone isn’t substantial when it comes to high end content involving a crew of multiple actors and producers. Patreon campaigns allow content creators, such as musicians and YouTubers, to receive monthly […]

Watch Episode 2 Of Issa Rae’s Series “First”

by Anya Rahmingon April 18, 2014
The First Call, the second episode of the newest Issa Rae productions web series First, has been released. The episode begins with the two lead characters, Robin and Charles, waking up together in bed. At the end of the previous episode they were hesitant to kiss each other, but it appears things escalated behind the scenes. […]

New Web Series ‘First’ Debuts On Issa Rae’s Channel Watch It Here!

by Anya Rahmingon April 2, 2014
An all new Black web series has just dropped on Issa Rae’s youtube channel. The series, titled First, is romantic, honest, and not what at all what we’re used to from Issa Rae Productions. That’s not to say that romance and honesty have been absent from her previous web series, but this series has a […]

Black Women’s Round Table Discussion On Black Women In Media

by Anya Rahmingon March 7, 2014
I stumbled across a YouTube video in which Black female content creators Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Andrea Lewis, and Numa Perrier discuss the current state of Black media, particularly as it relates to the portrayal of the Black female. They discuss the two extremes of how Black women are portrayed in media – the […]


Watch Issa Rae’s New Web Series For AlrightTV: The Choir Episode 1

by Anya Rahmingon September 2, 2013
Issa Rae has created an all new web series titled The Choir for AlrightTV. Alright TV announced an initiative to make faith friendly web programming earlier this year. They have put out a number of productions including Sports Dads, Take Action, Real Talk, Playmakers, Dormtainment, Walk This Way, and Mr. and Ms. Right. Tracey Edmonds […]

Alright TV Releases Episode 1 Of Web Series “No Laughing Matter”

by Anya Rahmingon April 3, 2013
Alright TV is a YouTube channel which produces feel-good, premium shows for faith-friendly viewing. They’ve just released the first episode of No Laughing Matter. It stars Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire) as a false prophet who just so happens to be the pastor of a church. In episode 1 of No Laughing Matter, Pastor […]


Watch Episode 1 Of Issa Rae’s New Web Series “How Men Become Dogs”

by Anya Rahmingon March 23, 2013
Issa Rae has launched another web series on her Issa Rae Productions YouTube channel titled How Men Become Dogs. Rae is the producer, but the series is created by Marc Cunningham. The first episode is introduced with a voice over that says “See most women think that all men are born nasty dogs, when in […]

Watch Gabrielle Union As You’ve Never Seen Her Before In Web Series “Riding Dirty With Officer Turner”

by Anya Rahmingon March 12, 2013
  Gabrielle Union is the star of a new web series being distributed on Shaquille O’Neal’s youtube channel The Comedy Shaq Network. The first episode of the series, titled Riding Dirty With Officer Turner, is embedded below. In the series, Union stars as a police officer who appears to have a few loose screws in […]

Ava DuVernay Directs Short Feat. Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard & Emayatzy Corinealdi

by Anya Rahmingon February 12, 2013
  Ava DuVernay, the first Black woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has directed a short starring a few relatively well known Black actresses. The short is merely a vehicle to promote the products of Italian fashion brand Miu Mi. However, its well done in spite of this purpose. It […]

Brothers With No Game – Have You Been Missing This Web Series?

by Anya Rahmingon February 9, 2013
  A UK Web series titled Brothers With No Game recently caught my attention. I was surprised to discover it has been around since 2011, the same year Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl series came out on YouTube.  It’s about the adventures of four men, Theo, Dorian, Junior and Marcus, as they learn how to deal […]


YouTube’s Franchesca Ramsey To Host TV One’s Black History Bowl In February

by Anya Rahmingon January 31, 2013
In February, Franchesca Ramsey (Cheseca Leigh and Cheseca Locs on YouTube) will appear as the featured actress of a 6-episode web video series entitled The Black History Bowl. The show begins February 1st. According to TV One, in the show is “an original six-episode web series where icons like President Obama, Oscar Micheaux, Rosa Parks and Tyler […]

Watch An All New Black Web Series ‘Downtown Girls’

by Anya Rahmingon January 21, 2013
  An all new Black web series titled Downtown Girls is available for viewing on Youtube. The show revolves around the antics of 4 Black girls on the brink of adulthood. Currently they are 2 episodes in, with each episode just under the 5 minute mark.  Visit the Downton Girls Facebook page to learn more about […]