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Sasheer Zamata

The Lack Of Black Emoji Has Sasheer Texting Some Strange Things

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy

We can all stop pretending that the emoji selection on our iPhones makes any sense. There are zero representations of black people but we need to have...

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in...

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

'SNL' Star Answers Your Pressing Questions About Love And Virginity

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen

Yesterday, Rookie Magazine's "Ask A Grown Woman" series featured the awesome Sasheer Zamata, who became the first black female cast member of "Saturd...

How Obama Killed A Controversial SNL Skit

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

A November 2007 episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring a cameo by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), almost included a controversial sketch about r...

Stolen Moment Of The Week With SNL's Sasheer Zamata

Mindy Tucker | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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See 'SNL' Newbies Recall Their Favorite Moments From The Season

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

On the heels of Lorne Michaels announcing that the next season of "Saturday Night Live" will come with significant cast changes, NBC has posted a seri...

It's Still Not Easy Being Seen

Guy Branum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Guy Branum

Isn't it a fascinating irony of being underrepresented in media that when your group is finally represented, your response is a sharp, shocking sense of "that is not like me"?

Jay Z And Solange Come Clean On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its season 39 finale with something we've all been waiting for — Jay Z and Solange explaining their now-infamous el...

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.

Mike Ryan

The 'SNL' Cast Has A Size Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.08.2014 | TV

When "SNL" debuted in 1975 with its original Not Ready For Primetime lineup, its cast consisted of nine people. By that November, it was down to the s...

WATCH: 'Black Mad Men' Spoof Is A Must See

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices

You want more Sasheer Zamata? You got more Sasheer Zamata. The SNL starlette, teamed up with Comedy Central’s Key and Peele, to take on the wide...

SNL's Black History Month Rap Gets Straight To The Point

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

Black History month has just begun, but "Saturday Night Live" may have already written the most definitive song for February. Watch Jay Pharoah, Ke...

How To React To Your Friend's Horrible Engagement, Without Lying

Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

When a friend gets engaged you have to be happy for them -- whether you think it's a good match or not. But how do you do it without lying? SNL's newe...

Sasheer Zamata Gives A Tour Of 'Girls'

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

How ridiculous would a "Girls" tour of Brooklyn be? The newest cast member of "SNL," Sasheer Zamata, stars in one with Above Average and it's hila...

Why New Years Resolutions ALWAYS Fail

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

It's January 20th. Have you kept up with your New Years resolutions? If not, you're in good company. As this "SNL" music video proves, no matter how c...

Mike Ryan

How Did Drake Fare As The Host of 'SNL'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

After an insane amount of coverage, Sasheer Zamata made her “SNL” debut last night with quite a few supporting appearances and ... that’s the la...

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...

A Reason to Watch Saturday Night Live Again

Rashad Robinson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

Just a day after Saturday Night Live announced the addition of Sasheer Zamata to the cast, and still weeks prior to her scheduled debut, at least one Hollywood critic was already scribbling an asterisk by Sasheer's name.

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...

First Look At Drake On 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Drake is hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time this weekend, and after these promos, we think he might have what it takes to be a great hos...

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...