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Watch Out Hollywood—Issa Rae Just Landed a Major Movie Role

Issa Rae will star opposite Amandla Stenberg in Fox 2000's coming-of-age film "The Hate U Give."

Our girl Issa Rae just landed a major film role!


The star of Insecure will star alongside Amandla Stenberg in Fox 2000's coming-of-age drama The Hate U Give, based on the Angela Thomas novel of the same name, Variety reports.

Rae will play Ms. Ofrah, an activist who helps Stenberg's character make the decision to speak out after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed best friend.

A synopsis from Variety reads:

Stenberg plays a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

The film will be directed by George Tillman Jr., and will also star Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common.

We can't wait to see Rae on the big screen. Her hit HBO series, Insecure was picked up for a third season earlier this month, and she took home the "Star Power" award earlier this week at BET's Black Girls Rock!

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We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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