Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

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Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin (Turn Up the Heat, Road Trip with G. Garvin) and Issa Rae (exhale, Insecure, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), the series is created, co-executive produced and hosted by Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

Pictured left to right: Seth Brundle and Leslie Robinson

According to Vibe, the new season will feature guests such as Rick Ross, David Banner, Larenz Tate and Carla Hall. The first of nine ordered episodes (in addition to the previously aired pilot) will air on October 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Catch up on the previously aired series on YouTube below.



What do you think about the series headed to Aspire TV? Have you watched it online before? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

Looks like Issa Rae is winning again! The actress, creator of Insecure is seeing more life from one of her popular web series Butter + Brown. Yesterday, Aspire TV announced that it would air Issa Rae's culinary web series on the network at the beginning of October.

Continue Reading
Executive produced by Chef G. Garvin (Turn Up the Heat, Road Trip with G. Garvin) and Issa Rae (exhale, Insecure, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), the series is created, co-executive produced and hosted by Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff.

Pictured left to right: Seth Brundle and Leslie Robinson

According to Vibe, the new season will feature guests such as Rick Ross, David Banner, Larenz Tate and Carla Hall. The first of nine ordered episodes (in addition to the previously aired pilot) will air on October 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

Catch up on the previously aired series on YouTube below.



What do you think about the series headed to Aspire TV? Have you watched it online before? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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Mike "Orie" Mosley is the managing editor for CurlyNikki.com and a cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the founder of www.afrotrak.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

If you haven’t heard the names “Chloe x Halle,” then allow me to introduce you! Those familiar with the young and talented duo may have seen them performing acoustic/a cappella versions of hits on social media. One super important person saw them, though: Beyoncé, herself!

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The sister pair are now signed to Bey’s management company, Parkwood Entertainment and their career has shot beyond the stars! Now, they will be joining the ABC/Freeform family and have been cast in Grown-ish, the Black-ish spinoff starring Yara Shahidi!

Chloe and Halle will be starring as twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who play on Zoey Johnson’s (Shahidi) college’s track team. How dope is that?!

The sisters expressed their excitement on their Instagram page, the home of where their fame truly began:

A post shared by chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) on


Fans of each of the girls are certainly excited about it:





Grown-ish also stars Trevor Jackson, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Francia Raisa, and Emily Arlook and is set to start production next week. The series will premiere with a 13 episode freshman season in 2018 on the Freeform network.

Source: Vibe

The sisters are right! This IS going to be fun! What do you think of this cool new casting?
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Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. She is the co-host of the movie review podcast, Cinema Bun Podcast. She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice... with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre. You can follow her on Twitter @EmbraceTheJ, on Facebook FB.com/tstidhum, and Instagram @embracethej. You can find more of her work on her About Me page, https://about.me/tonjareneestidhum.

If you haven’t heard the names “Chloe x Halle,” then allow me to introduce you! Those familiar with the young and talented duo may have seen them performing acoustic/a cappella versions of hits on social media. One super important person saw them, though: Beyoncé, herself!

Continue Reading


The sister pair are now signed to Bey’s management company, Parkwood Entertainment and their career has shot beyond the stars! Now, they will be joining the ABC/Freeform family and have been cast in Grown-ish, the Black-ish spinoff starring Yara Shahidi!

Chloe and Halle will be starring as twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who play on Zoey Johnson’s (Shahidi) college’s track team. How dope is that?!

The sisters expressed their excitement on their Instagram page, the home of where their fame truly began:

A post shared by chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) on


Fans of each of the girls are certainly excited about it:





Grown-ish also stars Trevor Jackson, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Francia Raisa, and Emily Arlook and is set to start production next week. The series will premiere with a 13 episode freshman season in 2018 on the Freeform network.

Source: Vibe

The sisters are right! This IS going to be fun! What do you think of this cool new casting?
***************************************
Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. She is the co-host of the movie review podcast, Cinema Bun Podcast. She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice... with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre. You can follow her on Twitter @EmbraceTheJ, on Facebook FB.com/tstidhum, and Instagram @embracethej. You can find more of her work on her About Me page, https://about.me/tonjareneestidhum.

by Alma Hill

What was the last teenage melodrama you watched on TV? Was it this last, very disappointing season of Pretty Little Liars? Are you a Riverdale fan? Or maybe you relive your younger years with the socialites of the Gossip Girl world. Ever notice anything? Or rather, do you ever notice that you…. well.. don’t notice something?

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Recently, screenwriter, producer, and actress, Issa Rae, was asked by The New Yorker to pitch her fantasy television series. Her answer: Black Gossip Girl. The hilarious sales pitch had us in tears, and praying for this show and it's absolutely epic dream cast (featuring Little Richie and a miscellaneous “ho character”) to be a reality sooner than later.

Her title suggestions: Ladera Heights 90041, Windsor Hills 90043, or Potomac Maryland 20854.

It’s been almost twenty years since predominantly black casts were a regular staple on network television. Even back then, there weren’t many sitcoms that focused on the experience of black teens. Moesha starring Brandy Norwood is the most legitimate example of a show that really had a cast and storyline based around being a black teen in modern society but even that show ended in 2001. Everybody Hates Chris closed up shop in 2009, and any honorable mentions, like Smart Guy, Sister Sister, and Family Matters were long gone before the current generation of teenagers was even potty trained.

Plenty of people are ready for some new, more diverse faces in television. Issa Rae, creator of Insecure, is definitely one of those people. Her HBO Series was just renewed for a third season proving to Hollywood that there is a market for black stories, and that people actually care about these narratives.



It’s time for more young black teens to be on the silver screen. If you could pitch a show focused on a group of black teenagers, what would it look like? What would you call it?

Pitch us your shows in the comments below!
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Alma Hill is a freelance journalist, actress, and mother living in Orlando, FL. A frequent contributor to online and print media publications, she believes that the words from our mouths will change the world. Born in Charlotte, NC, she's a millennial with an old soul who appreciates a good meme as much as a Miles Davis album. Brave souls can follow her on Twitter @_mynameissoul,but you have been warned.