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City Council honors ‘Insecure’ star

LOS ANGELES — Issa Rae, star and executive producer of the HBO series “Insecure,” was honored by the Los Angeles City Council as part of its recognition of African American Heritage Month Feb. 21. Rae was introduced by Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who praised her for the depiction of black characters on her show. “We are Read More…

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SIMPLY JESSICA: Issa Rae discusses her HBO show ‘Insecure’

Issa Rae sees herself as a product of the 1990s. She grew up watching “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Girlfriends.” It was her dream to grow up and write for a black TV show. “Having those shows disappear when I got older was frustrating,” Rae said. “I now watch television shows that sadden me Read More…