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Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington And Me

Camryn Garrett | Posted 06.12.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

When a magazine calls a woman with pale eyes and hair beautiful, I don't have any problem agreeing. They are beautiful. We all are. But what many magazines fail to realize is that there's more than one brand of beauty.

Meet The First Black President Of The 'Harvard Lampoon'

Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices

Alexis WIlkinson is living history. As the first African-American to be at the helm of the "Harvard Lampoon" since its creation in 1876, the junior ha...

WATCH: Critics Slam 'SNL' Black History Month Skit As Lazy

Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that race and comedy have been a hot topic lately, and though Saturday Night Live made significant changes to its staff after recent ...

Youyoung Lee

38 Years Of SNL's Diversity Problems | Youyoung Lee | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"SNL" is looking more colorful now compared to its earliest years, but that doesn't mean NBC's beloved sketch comedy show was always all-inclusive. Ta...

The SNL Debacle: Are Black Women Socially Invisible?

Melissa Burkley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D.

Why did it take so long and such public criticism to lead SNL to hire a Black woman? One potential explanation for this omission comes from social psychology studies on the social invisibility of Black women.

Amy Poehler Weighs In On Sasheer Zamata Joining 'SNL'

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" alumna Amy Poehler says her old show's hire of young comic Sasheer Zamata is awesome. Zamata and two ...

'SNL' Adds More Color To Their Staff

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The creative minds over at “Saturday Night Live” are once again in the headlines for a second time this week for adding diversity to the show's st...

WATCH: 'SNL' Newest Hire Channels Bey & FLOTUS

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

In recent months “Saturday Night Live” has faced criticism surrounding the lack of diversity on its show, more specifically, the glaring absence o...

'SNL' Makes Big Casting Decision

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" will add Sasheer Zamata to its cast this month, according to a spokesperson for the show. Deadline first broke the news that Zam...

'SNL' Plans To Add Black Female Cast Member Soon

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January. A representative for the NBC ...

SNL Adding Black Female Cast Member

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.13.2013 | Comedy

'Saturday Night Live' will be adding a black female cast member, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The news comes after weeks of criticism o...

Is SNL Ready for a Black Woman?

Kerry Coddett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

If SNL isn't finding great black female talent, maybe it's because the characters we want to play don't fall in line with the caricatures they're used to seeing. Maybe it's SNL that isn't ready -- to be progressive, break tradition and have a writing team that isn't 95 percent white for once.

What It's Like FOr A Black Woman To Audition For 'SNL'

Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices

In 2008, sketch comedienne Nefetari Spencer got the call of a lifetime — the chance to audition for a spot on “Saturday Night Live.” Her experie...

Blistering 'SNL' Sketch Admits: We Know We Have No Diversity!

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" started its Kerry Washington-hosted episode last night with what at first seemed like another of its trademark political cold op...

SNL's Lack Of Diversity Becomes A Major Issue

The Associated Press | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington's turn as host of "Saturday Night Live" this week gives that television institution something it hasn't seen much l...

Lorne Michaels Responds To Diversity Issues On 'SNL'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington's turn as host of "Saturday Night Live" this week gives that television institution something it hasn't...