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Black women excited to see themselves on screen in 'Insecure'

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Issa Rae stars in the new HBO series, "Insecure." John P. Fleenor/HBO

The new show "Insecure" marks the first time a black woman has produced and starred in her own show at HBO.

It's set in Los Angeles and stars Issa Rae as 29-year-old Issa Dee who works for a non-profit helping kids in tough neighborhoods, all while trying to come off as more of an adult than she thinks she is.

The show has drawn the attention of black women; for many the program represents a cultural victory. Others question if the show harms the perception of women of color. 

Sharon Brooks, writer at Not Quite We, and Maiysha Kai of The Root and a blogger at 40 On Fleek joined Take Two to discuss. 

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