FROM Issa Rae
Issa Rae may be 'Insecure', but she's not awkward Issa Rae says she’s awkward. And that’s the premise of her new comedy, “Insecure.” Issa Rae entered pop culture consciousness a few years back with her popular web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” When she released a memoir by the same name last year, she spoke with Press Play about growing up in Compton and not fitting in. “Insecure” premieres October 9th on HBO.
Issa Rae on Being “Black and Awkward” When a friend called Issa Rae "black and awkward” and told her those were the worst things that a person could be, it stung a little. But then, she decided to own it. Issa Rae has since parlayed her personal brand into a popular web series, a pilot development deal with HBO, and a new memoir. We hear from Rae on her unlikely success.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.