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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Missed Issa Rae on Katie Couric? Watch Here.

by Anya Rahmingon February 22, 2013
Someone how it slipped our notice at, but Issa Rae, Awkward Black Girl on YouTube, appeared as a guest on Katie Couric back on January. She was part of a new segment titled “One To Watch.” In the interview, Rae discusses how she came up with the idea behind Awkward Black Girl. In addition […]


Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl Releases Michelle Obama Diaries – Watch!

by Anya Rahmingon October 25, 2012
Issa Rae, creator and star of Awkward Black Girl, has released the first part of her new web series The Michelle Obama Diaries. The first episode is brief  – only 4 minutes. It is shot in the faux-documentary style that dominates network television comedies like The Office. Watch it below to get a better idea: […]

Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae Lands ABC TV Show Deal

by Anya Rahmingon October 1, 2012
ABC has bought a new series Hate La Dudes from web series star and producer Issa Rae. Think Progress reports that Shonda Rhimes will be producing the show through her company Shondaland, which produces Greys Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice for ABC. Shonda Rhimes was recently mentioned as one of TV’s most powerful women as written about […]