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The Crucial Lesson Jessica Williams' Mom Taught Her About Black Womanhood

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.23.2017 | Black Voices

Jessica Williams is using the vital lesson she learned from her mom when she was a kid to fight against President Donald Trump. The comedian shared th...

Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump millions of women organized in cities around the world on Saturday to express their disappro...

The Debut Of Al Gore’s New Climate Change Doc Was Eerily Timed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Entertainment

When I first realized Donald Trump’s inauguration would occur on the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, I felt relief. Instead of being glued...

Accessing My Feelings On Abortion: NAPAWF And All Access 2016

Ben de Guzman | Posted 09.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben de Guzman

I've found common cause with my NAPAWF sisters and siblings fighting intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and xenophobia.

Jessica Williams Calls Out Bernie Supporters Who'd Vote For Trump

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment

Jessica Williams covered one last political controversy on the campaign trail during her last appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday night. The 26-y...

Jessica Williams Exits 'Daily Show' To Headline Comedy Series

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment

After four years of dropping mics and spitting truths, Jessica Williams is done with "The Daily Show," she exclusively revealed to Entertainment Weekl...

Please Don't Touch Jessica Williams If She Didn't Ask You To

The Huffington Post | Hayley Cuccinello | Posted 01.26.2017 | Entertainment

Peabodys!!!!!!!!!!! A video posted by Jessica Williams (@msjwilly) on May 21, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT Surprise, surprise. A famous actor overstepped...

'2 Dope Queens' Is An Exciting New Podcast Everyone Should Hear

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Black Voices

"Butt-hurt white dudes," move out of Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson's Twitter mentions because they're unapologetic as ever in their new podcast...

Watch Jessica Williams Shut Down Beyoncé Haters On 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women

"The Daily Show's" Jessica Williams had a few choice words for those unwise enough to diss Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance, and the empower...

2015's Best Comedic Moments, Courtesy Of Hollywood's Funniest Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women

The Year In Funny Women In 3 MinutesThe funniest women in 2015 -- who kept YOU cracking up nonstop this year?Posted by Refinery29 on Wednesday, Decemb...

The Daily Show Searches For A 'Real, Non-Douchey' Hoverboard

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.02.2015 | Comedy

This is surely going to be the Christmas of the hoverboard. Or wheelie-board. Or hovering board with wheels? Ugh, anyway ... Why are these things call...

Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.22.2016 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Jessica Williams And Phoebe Robinson Want Late Night TV To Stop Ignoring Black Women

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

A new season of fall television is in full effect and though primetime shows are becoming more diverse, there are still certain groups who are missing...

Movie Review: People Places Things -- Jemaine Event

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it's always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like People Places Things.

Jon Stewart Proves Ridiculous Interviews Over The Years Were Real

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy

The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Clear your schedule. You're going to need a lot more ...

4 Reasons Why Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Isn't As Great As It Seems

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that a woman will be featured on the new $10 bill in 2020. While everyone's excited to finally see a w...

What 'The Daily Show''s Jessica Williams Can Teach People With Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 05.05.2015 | TV
Dr. Valerie Young

I believe everyone has a powerful inner desire to succeed. And given where she sits at just 25 years old, Jessica Williams would seem to be no exception.

Jessica Williams Says She Won't Replace Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment

Your dream for "The Daily Show with Jessica Williams" has unfortunately been crushed. Williams took to Twitter on Sunday to address the cries that ...

This Is What It Would Look Like If Jessica Williams Replaced Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

Comedy Central hasn't announced who will replace Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show," but the network's sister studio, Paramount Pictures, has one...

Jessica Williams On Dating While Feminist

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women

Jessica Williams has no time for "bozos." In an interview with, the "Daily Show's" Senior Beyoncé Correspondent spoke about how ...

Live From Sundance: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is plenty to distract you at the Sundance Film Festival, from parties to gifting suites (which journalists are invited to report on but never to actually visit) to other film festivals going on in Park City at the same time.

'Daily Show' Shreds Alabama's Ridiculous New Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

Alabama's restrictive new abortion law has created a strange job: fetus attorney. The law allows judges to appoint attorneys to represent fetuses ...

'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams Covers Wired

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media

Comedian, writer and "The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams is aiming to add media mogul to her already impressive resume. As Wired's most...

Stolen Moment of the Week: Doctors Without Borders Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Baker,...

Detroit's Death Knell? Austerity, Structural Racism, Water Wars

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.