Issa Rae Joins Amandla Stenberg in Cast of ‘The Hate U Give’

Issa Rae Joins Amandla Stenberg in Cast of ‘The Hate U Give’

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Insecure writer and star Issa Rae has joined the cast of The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’s YA bestseller, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.   The story follows Amandla Stenberg’s character Starr, the only witness to the murder of her unarmed friend Khalil at the hands of a white cop. Khalil is vilified in the press, while his murder sparks national outcry. Meanwhile, Starr is the only person who knows what really happened, and this knowledge throws her community into upheaval and puts her and her family’s lives in danger. The book is a damning commentary on police brutality …

Are you Rae-dy for Season 2 of Insecure?

Are you Rae-dy for Season 2 of Insecure?

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We can’t get enough of Issa Rae. From her humble beginnings with YouTube show Awkward Black Girl to her New York Times bestselling memoir ‘Misadventures of Awkward Blackgirl’ to her hit HBO show ‘Insecure’ everything she touches turns to gold. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Issa and her friends this season!    ‘Insecure’ follows Issa, her boyfriend Lawrence and best friend Molly as they muddle through their haywire day to day lives. While the trope of dissatisfied twenty-somethings has been done to death in the world of sitcoms, it has been noted numerous times that ‘Insecure’ …