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What a difference a year makes! Only 365 days ago, we were celebrating the birth of The Root’s newest baby, a beauty, fashion and women’s empowerment blog coyly titled The Glow Up. A year, one awards season, two Fashion Months (and a Cruise Collection Week) and well over 1,000 posts later, we’re slightly older,…

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Has there ever been a better time to be a black female content creator? Conventional logic would say no; after all, filmmaker Ava DuVernay just inked a $100 million dollar deal with Warner Bros., while Shonda Rhimes has moved her evolving empire of successful series to Netflix in a deal reportedly worth $150 million.…

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Insecure’s Kendrick Sampson doesn’t shy away from discussing politics or its impact on people’s daily lives. In fact, the actor and activist has been pretty outspoken about social issues such as police brutality and institutional racism.

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The rom-com—that much maligned and neglected genre—has been enjoying a bit of a revival lately. And who better to join its resurgence than CoverGirl spokeswoman and Insecure creator, Issa Rae?

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Writer Dustin Seibert breaks down the highs and lows of the Insecure Season 3 finale. Will Lawrence and Issa get back together or what?

The post ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Finale: Ghosts of relationships past haunt Issa and her whole crew appeared first on theGrio.

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I’ll be the first to admit that Insecure’s “Obsessed-Like” episode put me all the way in my feelings. That helpless feeling you have after someone ghosts you is one of the most trash feelings ever. If you haven’t been ghosted at this point in your life, brace yourself because the way life is set up, it’ll probably…

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Writer Dustin Seibert thinks the soundtrack is the best part of Insecure this season and he is pretty sure you agree with him.

The post Do You Agree With Him?: Writer says the soundtrack is by far the best thing about ‘Insecure’ this season appeared first on theGrio.

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Issa Rae revived her #YachtSh*t party tradition to celebrate the record number of people of color for nominated for 2018 Emmys awards.

The post #YachtSh*t: Issa Rae throws epic boat party to celebrate Black Emmy nominees appeared first on theGrio.

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The biggest night in the television industry is finally here and expectations for a hilarious — and winning — night are high. Saturday Night Live funnymen Michael Che and Colin Jost are hosting the 70th annual event, which is set to broadcast Monday night on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The […]

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Fans of Insecure, rejoice! The beloved show has been renewed for a fourth season just as the third season has started on HBO.

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Issa Rae is happy—and why shouldn’t she be? She’s the creator and star of a hit show in its third season, in the process of creating several more projects, has a contract with CoverGirl and has quickly become a bona fide fashion star in her own right. (CFDA Awards, anyone?) And now, she’s the star of Glamour…

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Insecure is now in its third season, and the show’s success lies in its unapologetic blackness—something that the black people who watch it can relate to. In a recent interview, Issa Rae said the show’s magic is rooted in its predominantly minority crew and the fact that it doesn’t try to explain blackness to nonblack…

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As with many episodes of Insecure, this one was full of valuable lessons. Here are the four of the biggest ones, according to writer Dustin Seibert.

The post 4 Clutch career lessons for millennials from last night’s ‘Insecure’ appeared first on theGrio.

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You know we love a “Stars! They’re just like us!” moment here at The Glow Up, and this week’s comes from our favorite Insecure and adventurous yet Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae.

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Even though fans of Jay Ellis are still salty that the won’t appear on this season of Insecure, they can look forward to seeing him on the big screen thanks to his new gig. According to Deadline, the actor has been cast as a pilot in the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick. He will be […]

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Episode two of this season's Insecure, “Familiar-Like,” will probably go down as the last (Issa Rae)-and-Daniel (Y’Lan Noel)-only episode.

The post Say No to Couch Surfing at 30: 5 Life lessons from last night’s ‘Insecure’ appeared first on theGrio.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna‘s fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, […]

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  Rihanna is pulling out all the stops for her annual Diamond Ball. The singer has announced that she enlisted the help of Insecure star, Issa Rae who will host the star-studded charity event and if that’s not exciting enough, Childish Gambino will perform. “Issa Rae and Childish Gambino were the dream duo for the fourth Annual Diamond […]

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After months of anticipation, HBO’s smash hit “Insecure” returned Sunday night as viewers across the […]

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The highly anticipated season 3 premiere of Insecure has aired. Here are five reasons why Issa walking through Daniel’s threshold to live is an awful idea.

The post ‘Insecure’ Recap: 5 Reasons why Issa living with Daniel is a horrible, awful, and very bad idea appeared first on theGrio.

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Insecure fans are gearing up for the highly-anticipated third season of the hit show that returns to HBO this weekend. If, like us, it’s hard for you to remember exactly where we left things, we’ve got you covered with a few things to keep in mind ahead of the season premiere. Even though we’ve already peeped […]

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Issa Rae is ready to unleash the third season of Insecure when the hit series returns to HBO on Sunday. She popped in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to spill some details about what fans can expect and recounted the time she totally failed when she saw Rihanna. EXCLUSIVE: Issa Rae on her […]

The post WATCH: Issa Rae recounts her fangirl #FAIL with Rihanna appeared first on theGrio.

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Issa Rae is ready to unleash the third season of her hit HBO show Insecure this weekend and she’s covering the September issue of EBONY. She shared the good news on social media on Tuesday and showed off some snapshots that capture her fierce fashion sense. I'm on the cover of @ebonymagazine's September issue! photo: […]

The post Issa Rae covers EBONY and serves serious fashion fierceness appeared first on theGrio.

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HBO is making good on its commitment  to reaching multicultural audiences with their immersive pop-up experience, The Studio, in Provincetown and this week they hosted Insecure writers Ben Cory Jones and Amy Aniobi. The duo invited fans to an in-depth conversation about the upcoming season and the state of race and LGBTQ representation in the industry and […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: ‘Insecure’ writers on repping LGBTQ community on season 3 appeared first on theGrio.

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The stars and creators of Insecure showed up and showed out at #Insecurefest in Los Angeles over the weekend and the event was one for the books. TheGrio was on deck for all the fabulous festivities and even got a sneak peek at the season 3 premiere of the hit HBO series and were treated […]

The post PHOTOS: Issa Rae, 2 Chainz, and everything you missed at #Insecurefest appeared first on theGrio.

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  Issa Rae is on fire and shows no signs of slowing down. The actress is gearing up for the third season of her hit show, Insecure and riding high after her recent Emmy nomination. We caught up with the talented beauty at #Insecurefest in Los Angeles over the weekend to find out how she […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Issa Rae on her Emmy nomination and ‘Insecure’ Season 3 appeared first on theGrio.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this […]

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I had one thought and one thought only after viewing this year’s Emmy nominations: via GIPHY The 70th Annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday, and it seems like the television industry has finally started to get the hint. A record-setting 36 people of color, including 28 of African descent, were nominated across all acting […]

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  The nominees for the 2018 Emmys have been announced and it looks like it has been a big year for Black folks on television. There’s a lot more melanin than usual in the long list of actors and personalities in the running for a trophy and we couldn’t be happier about it. Colin Jost […]

The post Issa Rae, John Legend, Donald Glover, and more snag Emmy nominations appeared first on theGrio.

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Season three of the HBO comedy Insecure shows Issa Rae's character exploring controversial living arrangements with her side piece while trying to see if there is anything left of her real relationship.

The post Single Black Girl Magic! Issa Rae drops Season 3 preview of ‘Insecure’ appeared first on theGrio.

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