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

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 same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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

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 Seth Meyers as an official member of the show’s […]

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

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

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 black women comedians. One of the participants, Bresha […]

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#Stopblackgirls2013: the latest offensive hashtag demeaning black women

The internet has erupted with a new hashtag “dedicated” the black girls and women. The problem is that it is incredibly racist and offensive to some. #StopBlackGirls2013 polluted Twitter this week with various photos of Black women compared to anything from gorillas to farm animals.

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SNL’s Kenan Thompson blame black women for lack of cast diversity

Saturday Night Live, the longest running network show in the country, recently announced new members of its cast. Shockingly, (not really), there are no black women cast members. This marks the sixth year since a black woman has been on the show.

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Latest episode of “South Park” spoofs Trayvon Martin shooting

The cartoon comedy “South Park” has a long-standing reputation for its controversial humor. The latest episode tackles a still touchy subject: the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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Dave Chappelle to Headline Comedy Tour

Dave Chappelle is slated to headline a massive comedy tour sponsored by Funny or Die. The trek kicks off August 26th in Austin, TX.

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Louis C.K. Talks Mexican Heritage: “I’m An Accidental White Person”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, writer and comedian Louis C.K. says his comic vision is informed by his upbringing in Mexico, and the arbitrariness of race in America: “I had the help of a whole nation of people just accepting that I’m white.”

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Tyler Perry Partners w/ Oprah’s Own Network; Makes ‘Madea Meets Sofia’ Video

Oprah has tapped Tyler Perry to create content for her struggling OWN network. In an effort to promote the endeavor, Madea and Miss Sofia have united in a promo video. Thoughts?

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