Issa Rae

Issa Rae — Further proof that nerd is the new black, Issa Rae took the web by storm with her hit series Awkward Black Girl. The series not only highlights Rae’s writing and acting talents, but shone light on black girls who don’t always feel like they fit in, no matter where they are. The show caught ABC’s attention where she’s signed on to produce her a new series.