Latest Issa Rae News

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Ava DuVernay speaks at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

Feb. 21, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work. OWN's...

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from

'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

Feb. 19, 2020 8:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Y'lan Noel, left, and Chanté Adams in

Review: 'The Photograph' develops nicely into a fine film

Feb. 13, 2020 12:53 PM EST

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The Photograph.” Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day New York....

The Michael Kors collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Michael Kors reminds that staying in can be chic, glamorous

Feb. 12, 2020 3:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is so over leggings and sports bras. He used Wednesday’s fall collection as a reminder that staying in and cozying up by the fire can still be chic and glamorous. Blake Lively, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae and Anna Wintour sat in the front row at the star-studded event...

Actress and honoree Niecy Nash waves to photographers at the 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

Feb. 7, 2020 10:19 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year’s star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere...