Issa Rae wins Peabody Award for ‘Insecure’

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Issa Rae secured a prestigious Peabody Award, giving praise and props to the wildly popular and witty HBO series Insecure that she created.

Rae has entertained audiences with two successful seasons with the hit show, which was adapted from her bestselling book, The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl.

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Issa Rae is surely riding high with this new adventure and a Peabody accolade under her belt. The Peabody recognizes and “honors the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.”

And in typical outspoken Issa Rae fashion, she tweeted: “Pop that Peabody!”

According to the Peabody Awards site:

“Issa Rae delivers a groundbreaking series that captures the lives of everyday young black people in Los Angeles with a fresh and authentic take. Breaking away from tired and familiar representations of “diversity” on television, this series offers a fun and intimate portrayal of work, relationships, and the ordinary experiences of the two young black women at its center.”

Jay-Z is also a winner of a prestigious Peabody Award for thoughtful and heartbreaking documentary: Time: The Kalief Browder Story.

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Jay-Z tweeted:

“Kalief is a prophet. His story will save lives. You guys watching and your compassion made this happen. Thank you.”

Jay Z appears alongside multiple subjects in the six-part docu-series. The haunting story details Browder’s prison tale, which begins in 2010 when the then teen was arrested while walking home and charged with second degree robbery, after being accused of stealing a backpack.

Though his case was eventually dismissed in 2013, Browder’s mental condition began to deteriorate and he later committed suicide by hanging himself in 2015.