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“It Feels Like Graduation”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Issa Rae and Cast of ‘Insecure’

Five months after the release of the series finale, the cast and creators of Insecure are back together. The group, including series creator and star Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and castmembers Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Amanda Seales, and Christina Elmore reunited for a THR Presents conversation (powered by Vision Media) dedicated to the end […]

Critic’s Notebook: Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’ and Its True Love Story

Issa Rae’s HBO series was stylish and funny, but its complex portrait of a deep, tumultuous friendship between two Black women is its most potent legacy.

Activist Group BLD PWR Says Hollywood “Abandoned” Racial Justice Efforts for 2020 Election Priorities

Racial justice activists who have been working on divesting Hollywood from police ties and pushing the industry to invest more in Black creators say that there hasn’t been meaningful follow-through after they raised anti-racist demands and took meetings with industry leaders last year. Instead, the group says, the industry’s initial efforts lost momentum during the […]

Kendrick Sampson: Why the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict is “Huge” but “Not Justice”

The actor and activist on the impact of the millions of people who took the streets, why he believes police wanted Chauvin to serve as "a sacrificial lamb," and what lies ahead for the social justice movement.

Grammys: Lil Baby and Kendrick Sampson Perform BLM-Fueled Track “The Bigger Picture”

The video depicted 'Insecure' star Sampson being pulled over by white police officers and then pushed to the ground. As he attempts to run away, the officers shoot at him.

Kendrick Sampson on L.A.’s Progressive Shift and Continued Organizing: “Our Champion Has Always Been Us”

Actor-activist Kendrick Sampson, star of 'Insecure' and founder of racial justice group BLD PWR, talks about the progressive wave in Los Angeles.

Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein Offers Her L.A.-Area Voting Guide

Manager-producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, CEO of The Gotham Group, offers her Los Angeles-area voting guide.

Kendrick Sampson Offers His Voting Guide to California’s Propositions

The actor and racial-justice activist, whose organization BLD PWR is one group behind L.A. County's Measure J, weighs in on seven state initiatives on the ballot this fall.