Web TV star Issa Rae is awkward and black. And it’s working for her.
Issa Rae in a scene from her Web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” Since it was posted in February 2011, the first episode of the show, centering on a woman named J (played by Rae), has received more than 1.3 million hits on YouTube. The 15 episodes that have followed have been viewed more than 13 million times. Bret Hartman/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo