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On the Verge African-American Writers and Directors

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Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe has a lot of work experience already under her belt, having worked on TV shows like “Girlfriends” and “How to Rock.” She is a co-founder of the “Table Read Initiative,” where the ultimate goal is to increase diversity in the entertainment industry. Waithe's latest projects are serving as a producer on the upcoming movie “Dear White People” and working as a writer on the new TV show “Finding the New Black.” —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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