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Issa Rae Talks 'Insecure,' Fame, 'Blackccents,' and More On the Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Senegalese-American showrunner made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.

DIASPORA—Insecure Season 2 is just around the corner! Not only is this a wonderful thing in and of itself, but it's also great because it means that we get to see more of our favorite showrunner, Issa Rae as she makes her press rounds.

The Senegalese-American actor and her undeniable glow, made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and reminded us, once again, why she's still our best friend (in our heads).

She talks about the show's upcoming season, what makes her awkward, "blackccents," and being mistaken for rapper Dej Loaf.

She also speaks for all black people when she shares that she doesn't want to be asked to speak for all black people. We feel you, Issa.

Watch the full clip below. Insecure returns this Sunday, July 23.

Photo: Aisha Asamany

How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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