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Issa Rae Honored by L.A. City Council On Black Women’s Day

Issa Rae never ceases to amaze us. She is coming for everything she deserves and this past Tuesday L.A. City Councilmembers honored actress Issa Rae at Tuesday’s celebration of Black Women’s Day.

From her successful award winning web series, Awkward Black Girl, to her her New York Times best-selling memoirs, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and now her epic HBO series, Insecure, we are watching a true creative grow into more than we could have ever imagined.

“Issa Rae saw that, all too often, the picture of our neighborhoods and our people are inaccurate. She didn’t ask permission, she just created a new image of South L.A., one that was more honest about the real lives and stories she has experienced.” Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson via

Issa Rae has changed the way people view South LA and the way South LA views itself, Harris says that by filming the show in South L.A., the series has even gone as far as providing jobs to people of color.

“For me, it was about representing the richness. It’s predominately black and Latino and Asian. It’s a balance of affluence and poverty, but the two mesh and it’s so beautiful to walk about feeling like your city is home. I want to thank you all for recognizing that.” – Issa Rae via City News Service.

Let’s celebrate Issa Rae not only for a successful television show and career but for making a true impact in her community and the world!


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