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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...

SNL's New Black Female Cast Member Makes Her Debut

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasheer Zamata made a low-key but notable debut on "Saturday Night Live" as the first black female cast member since 2007. As usual...

Youyoung Lee

38 Years Of SNL's Diversity Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

In Response to Outrage, SNL Hires Three Latina Craft Service Employees

El Guapo | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
El Guapo

After recent criticism for its lack of diversity, Saturday Night Live added its first black female cast member since 2007. But as is the case with things like this, this has resulted in other underrepresented demographic groups pouting and complaining vociferously about being left out.

'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...

SNL Under Fire For Kerry Washington Sketch

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In case you missed it, "Saturday Night Live" has come under fire for not having a black woman on its cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007....

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...

WATCH: What It Takes For A Black Woman To Get Onto 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.17.2013 | Black Voices

It takes only 28 seconds for actress and comedienne Nyima Funk to get ready to be on "Saturday Night Live," and we think she more than proves her poin...

Kenan Weighs In On SNL's Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy

In a new interview with TV Guide, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kenan Thompson vowed that he will no longer play female characters on the long-run...