Sasheer Zamata

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Honor Sasheer Zamata's Understated Greatness With These 3 'SNL' Clips

Zamata was the first Black woman cast on “Saturday Night Live” since 2007—and she just left the late-night sketch institution after three-and-a-half years. Here, we reflect on some of her definitive performances.

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This 'SNL' Sketch Suggests That African Americans and White Trump Supporters Can Get Along

Until the Black Lives Matter movement comes up. Then it’s anybody’s guess. 

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Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

Sasheer Zamata Deconstructs Public Reaction to Larry Wilmore's N-word on 'SNL'

“I don’t know if we’re ever going to agree on the usage of that word. I do know that word has a lot of history behind it, and if we ignore it, it feels like we’re ignoring the history. And I don’t like to ignore history.”

WATCH: Sasheer Zamata Explains Privilege In Hilarious New Short

The SNL star appears in a new video from the ACLU that addresses white and male privilege.