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(Video) SNL’s Ferguson sketch: did they go too far?

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:12 pm December 8, 2014 An edgy sketch about Ferguson and race relations in the country that didn’t make the cut for this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live was posted online Sunday. And folks are wondering if the crew went too far. 

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Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:35 pm October 22, 2014 Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member. Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast. Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a […]

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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:56 am October 22, 2014 Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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TV ads calling Octavia Spencer a ‘scary b**ch’ removed from L.A. buses

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm September 30, 2014   A series of ads advertising a new Fox television show have been removed from the L.A. transportation system. Riders became offended after seeing the ads for “Red Band Society” that depicted actress Octavia Spencer as a “scary b**ch.” 

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Video: YouTube comic blesses homeless man with home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm May 9, 2014 Earlier this year, YouTube comic, Magic of Rahat performed the ultimate stunt on a homeless man; he decided to give a lottery ticket to him. Beforehand, he gave the store clerk $1,000 to pretend it was a winning ticket and to give the cash to the unsuspecting […]

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Did ‘SNL’ go too far? Leslie Jones ruffles feathers with slave skit

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:05 am May 5, 2014   While it appears that producers of the hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live took steps to address its lack of diversity by adding one black woman to its on-air staff and two black female writers, the show is once again in the spotlight for its portrayal of […]

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:28 pm March 28, 2014 College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the […]

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Amber Ruffin makes history as first female writer for a late night talk show

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:56 pm January 13, 2014 For the first time in the history of late night talk shows, a black woman will grace the writers’ room. In fact, Ms. Amber Ruffin will be the first woman of any color to write for a network late night talk show. Ruffin will join Late Night with […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ plans to add black female cast member soon

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:05 pm December 13, 2013 A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy Saturday Night Live confirmed on Thursday that it will add one or two black female performers to its cast. The announcement comes after growing complaints about the show’s lack of diversity and inclusion of women of color.

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Saturday Night Live features all-black, all-female cast in secret showcase

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:18 pm December 11, 2013 Earlier this fall, Saturday Night Live came under fire for its cast’s lack of diversity, an issue Kenan Thompson blamed on black female comedians not being funny enough for the show. In response to the uproar surrounding the issue, SNL creator Lorne Michaels held a secret showcase featuring no one but […]

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