Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Actress, writer, director, producer and content creator Issa Rae teamed up with HBO and EBONY Friday afternoon for a special advanced screening of her popular new series “Insecure.”  The event took place during Spelman College’s 3rd Annual Arts & Entertainment Summit at The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Ed.D. Academic Center. The two-day summit is designed to inform students of the various non-performing opportunities in film, television, music and more.

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“Insecure” is a 30-minute comedy that airs on Sunday evenings at 10:30 p.m. and focuses on “awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman living in Los Angeles.” It is loosely-based on Rae’s hugely popular web series, “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” and stars Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, Neil Brown Jr. and Sujata Day.

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The auditorium was packed with a number of “Spelmanites” as well as die-hard-Issa Rae fans. Following the screening was a brief Q&A session led by EBONY‘s  Lifestyle and Entertainment Director  S. Tia Brown. Check out a few more photos below + plus a sneak peek of episode 4 which features guest appearances by hip hop stars Jidenna and Ty Dolla $ign:

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Spelman Arts & Entertainment Sumitt featured Issa Rae + Suzanne de Passe

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“Real” Issa Rae fans came out to support their favorite star

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Attendees were able to take home an “Insecure” shirts featuring Issa‘s catch phrases

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Issa Rae talked about show’s success and how her life has changed since its debut

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Issa Rae has also written a book and was one of five hosts for ASPiRE’s Exhale 

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Issa Rae with EBONY‘s S. Tia Brown

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com

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