Issa W: Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover makes black director history at 2017 Emmys


Though it may sound like we’re kidding around, Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover has made black history in 2017… as he’s become the first African American director to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.


On Sunday, several W’s were bestowed up on the 33-year-old “Redbone” rapper turned decorated thespian as his award-winning work in ground-breaking FX series, Atlanta, afforded him two trophies at Sunday evening’s 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

In addition to shattering the glass ceiling that once excluded black comedy series directors from being acknowledged as the “best” in their genre at the Emmys, Gambino’s masterful portrayal of AtlantaEarnest “Earn” Mark, an ATL-based college dropout with dreams of making it big in the music industry, earned him the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

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“I want to thank Trump for making black people No. 1 on the most oppressed list,” the ever-sarcastic Hip-Hop honcho jokingly said of the controversial Commander-In-Chief during his acceptance speech. “He’s the reason I’m probably up here.”

Despite his massive on-screen success, Childish made it clear he won’t soon be hanging up his mic.

The “Me and Your Mama” emcee even spilled he’s working on a collab with Chance The Rapper in effort to swerve getting his azz beat by music loving teenagers.

“I feel like if I don’t make a Chance the Rapper mixtape, like double mixtape, a bunch of 14-year olds are going to kick my ass,” he said. “They stop me on the street and it’s kind of scary. Youth scares me. So, I feel like I got to do something. I probably will.”

For co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari, comedy writer Lena Waithe, also made history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 2017 Emmys.

“The things that make us different — those are our superpowers,” an emotional Lena said as she graciously accepted her award…Which was followed up with her emphasizing the importance of diversity in entertainment and giving a special nod to her, “LGBTQIA family.”

“Go out there and conquer the world. It would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it,” she added.



By : Asia Grace

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