Check Out the Forthcoming Web Series Black Actress

Fans of Degrassi: The Next Generation might recognize Andrea Lewis from her time on the show playing Hazel. (I never got into Degrassi, but I'm told by my coworker Madeleine that Hazel was lucky enough to have dated our good friend Drake but their relationship didn't work out because she "didn't support his art… » 10/23/13 4:10pm 10/23/13 4:10pm

Up-and-Comer Lena Waithe Is More Than Just the 'Black Lena Dunham'

There's one particular scene from the pilot presentation for Twenties, a show centered on a twenty-something black woman named Hattie, that's not like anything you've seen on television. A few black women are sitting around at a birthday party, and one, Marie, mentions she needs a pad. Their white friend, Lauren,… » 8/29/13 6:30pm 8/29/13 6:30pm

Go Behind the Scenes of Awkward Black Girl and Be Sad You Don't Hang…

I dare you to watch this and not want to start your own show, it's so inspiring! Issa Rae saw a hole in TV programming that desperately needed to be stuffed with awesome, and so she went out there and made it happen. We still need about five billion more shows that feature diverse ensembles, but it's part of the… » 1/10/13 11:30pm 1/10/13 11:30pm

Critics Still Snarky About 20-Something Women Making It Big in…

NBC is adapting Emma Koenig's — yes, she of the New York Times trend pieceFuck! I'm In My 20s Tumblr and book into a television series. Perhaps you've heard of some other shows about 20-something ladies? No, not just Girls; Fox recently acquired Adulting, a J.J. Abrams-produced comedy based on Kelly Williams… » 10/18/12 5:40pm 10/18/12 5:40pm

Awkward Black Girl Coming to Network TV (Sorta!)

She's been churning out episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, and this afternoon, Shonda Rhimes tweeted, "Shondaland has been busy!" Because her production company just sold a comedy to ABC called I Hate La Dudes, from writer Issa Rae, whom you all know from The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl » 10/01/12 5:00pm 10/01/12 5:00pm

Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae Is Here and Taking Your Questions

If you're not yet familiar with the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl — which, according to the venerable New York Times, is "strikingly bold" and "full of sharp, pointillist humor that's extremely refreshing" — do take a moment to check it out. Once you've fallen in love (which shouldn't take more… » 8/20/12 2:05pm 8/20/12 2:05pm