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    TV: Black Female Creators Discuss Responsibilities, Opportunities

    "Either we are pristine -- wearing suits, very wealthy, more elegant than anybody -- or we have 'Ooooh girl.' To me, we have these extremes on both sides [in pop culture]: the bougie and the rat chick. There's a middle ground we're missing."

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    HBO Is Developing a Comedy Series With 'Awkward Black Girl' Creator Issa Rae

    Issa Rae, the creator, writer, director and star of hit web series "Awkward Black Girl," is poised between internet celebrity and full-on, mainstream fame. The big question is -- what's the project that will get her from the latter to the former?

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    HBO to Develop Comedy Series Starring Issa Rae

    Issa Rae is teaming up with Larry Wilmore to co-write a comedy series for HBO. Rae is set to star.

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    Watch This: The Michelle Obama Diaries - Produced by Issa Rae

    We had previously written that Issa Rae was a woman in media to watch. She continues to produce content that proves that. Her latest is The Michelle Obama Diaries.

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    Woman to Watch: Issa Rae - Creator and Star of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    Issa Rae, 27, is beginning to make her mark in Hollywood. She recently sold with Shonda Rhimes a half hour comedy to ABC, I Hate L.A. Dudes, which is about a journalist who moves to Los Angeles to be the sole woman on an internet talk show while navigating the often horrific L.A. dating scene.

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