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Here's How You Can Watch the Entire First Season of Issa Rae's 'Insecure' For Free

Issa Rae reveals a “cheat code” for how fans can watch the entire first season of her new HBO series ‘Insecure’ for free.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae’s Insecure is already four episodes in. While there’s been much reason to celebrate, including Nigerian-American comedian Yvonne Orji’s breakout role as Rae’s best friend, Molly, some fans of the original web series are frustrated about not being able to watch the new show, given that it’s on HBO.


But not to worry. Rae has a simple solution.

Speaking in a video posted over the weekend, Insecure’s creator and star revealed a "cheat code" of sorts in which fans can watch the entire first season, at the same time as everyone else, completely free.

“Some of ya’ll have been hitting me up on Twitter, Facebook, whatever, saying ‘I really wish I could watch your show, but I don’t HBO, I don’t have cable, I don’t have money….’,” the Senegalese writer and actor began. Instead of clapping back, Rae’s response showed a level of thoughtfulness essentially unheard of in the entertainment industry.

The “cheat code” is simple: download HBO Now—not HBO Go—right now, and you’ll get a one-month free trial. Which means you’ll have access to the first four episodes of season one and the next four episodes as they air each week. You’ll also have access to the rest of HBO’s catalogue.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30pm EST on HBO. Download HBO NOW and start your one-month free trial. For more, check out our interview with Rae’s co-star, the fast-rising Yvonne Orji.

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Togolese President Wins Re-election to Secure Fourth Term in Office

President Faure Gnassingbé prepares for a fourth term in office following an election wrought with fraud allegations.

Togo's electoral commission has just released the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential election.

President Faure Gnassingbé reportedly secured 72 percent of the vote while his main opposition and former Prime Minister Agbeyome Kodjo who straddled behind with just 18 percent of the vote, according to Aljazeera.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wizkid & More Bag NAACP Image Awards

Check out the full list of winners for this year's NAACP Image Awards.

The 51st NAACP Image Awards were held this past Saturday in Pasadena, California.

Naturally, the awards show pulled through and finally gave our fave Black performers the recognition they deserve for their outstanding performances last year.

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This Is What Fatoumata Diawara's NYC Concert Looked Like

In photos: the Malian singer performed a stunning show at The Town Hall.

Fatoumata Diawara played a mesmerizing show in New York City over the weekend.

The Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor had The Town Hall swaying to a selection of songs from her latest Grammy-nominated album, Fenfo, as well as other classic cuts.

Fatoumata was joined on the night by a four-piece backing band that followed her every word and guitar riff, as she showcased her special blend of traditional Malian music and striking Bambara vocal melodies with elements of modern rock, funk, R&B and afrobeat.

"I didn't want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage," Fatoumata has mentioned."But I wanted a modern sound because that's the world I live in. I'm a traditionalist, but I need to experiment, too. You can keep your roots and influences but communicate them in a different style."

Fatoumata's main message, one which she stated throughout the show, is one of hope for the future of Africa and of female empowerment. It's "about the world, peace, how Africa can be a better place, especially for women, because I am one, and I am a survivor," she says. "I want to encourage those who have lost hope."

Browse through pictures from her show at The Town Hall, which was opened by Guatemala's Gabby Moreno, below.

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K.O Releases ‘Killa Combo’ Featuring Zingah, Loki, Tellaman and Mariechan

Listen to the first single released under K.O's new imprint Skhandaworld.

The last time we spoke to K.O., he revealed that one of his goals for the year is to launch Skhandaworld, a newly launched imprint founded by the South African emcee. The up-and-coming rapper Loki was a top priority as he is the first signee under the label.

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