W. Kamau Bell

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Chris Rock Revisits 'Bring the Pain' for A&E Docuseries

A new episode of A&E’s “Cultureshock” explores the development of the 1996 HBO special and its controversial social commentary, which made Rock one of his era’s most renowned stand-up comics.

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LISTEN: W. Kamau Bell Discusses Journey Into His Ancestry

The comedian talks about the challenges of researching his roots for his new docuseries, “Finding Kamau.”

W. Kamau Bell Unmasks Industry Racism in This Excerpt From His New Book

In this excerpt from his new book, “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,” the comedian describes a White show business figure’s duplicitious and patronizing treatment.

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W. Kamau Bell Talks Surprising Success of 'Politically Re-Active' Podcast, Season 2 Return

Bell and Hari Kondabolu just brought their politics-and-humor podcast back for a second season. We caught up with Bell to discuss what to expect this time around.

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Oaklanders Fight Gentrification and Global Warming in 'The North Pole' Web Series

The creators took to Kickstarter to crowdfund the comedy, which features cameos from Ericka Huggins, W. Kamau Bell and Boots Riley.

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Year-End Goodness: The Best 2016 Movies, Music, Hashtags and More

Brilliant art, media and pop culture gave us something to celebrate in 2016. Here are Team Colorlines’ favorites, from music videos to podcasts.

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14 Must-Read Reactions to Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Shaun King: “Blaming the #BlackLivesMatter Movement for violence would be like blaming libraries for illiteracy rates or fire departments for fires.”

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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu Launch Election-Focused Podcast

“Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu” debuts today.

READ: W. Kamau Bell Interviews LeVar Burton About 'Roots' Legacy and Reboot

The “United Shades of America” host interviewed the iconic “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor for Mother Jones’ May/June 2016 issue. 

Watch W. Kamau Bell Explain Difference Between Racism and Prejudice to Stephen Colbert

The host of CNN’s “United Shades of America” also took a swipe at Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner remarks when he appeared on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” last night. 

W. Kamau Bell Shows Us How to Fight Hate, One Awkward Conversation at a Time

With a new CNN docu-series, “United Shades of America,” and Showtime stand-up special, “Semi-Prominent Negro,” Bell continues to serve up his unique brand of race talk through the lens of never-mean jokes.

'Breaking' Presents: Dwayne Kennedy, a Seasoned Comedian Emerging From the Trenches

Kennedy, whose work spans nearly three decades, released his first live stand-up album, “Oh No, It’s Dwayne Kennedy!” in February.

W. Kamau Bell on Attending a KKK Cross-Burning: 'You Guys Might Need Some Therapy'

Bell’s new show, “United Shades of America,” premieres on CNN on April 24. 

How #WhitesAgainstTrump United the Nation During the GOP Debate

White America took up W. Kamau Bell’s challenge to “come get your boy.” It was glorious.

Today, Americans #RethinkColumbusDay

The hashtag #RethinkColumbusDay is trending today as Americans celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and challenge Columbus’s genocidal legacy. Also, we’ve got two videos to help you combat Columbus Day in your own way. 

Top 3 Media Takedowns of Rachel Dolezal

“The Daily Show,”” The Nightly Show,”and W. Kamau Bell had some interesting things to say about this most bizzare of episodes. 

Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell On What's So Funny About Race

The two comedians opened up to The Root.

W. Kamau Bell on Eric Holder Being Targeted: 'Old Boys Network Only Works if You're an Old White Boy'

Comedian W. Kamau Bell was a guest on Current TV’s “The War Room” to discuss when you can and can’t use the race card and a few other bits from the news cycle.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell Gets His Own Chris Rock-Produced FX Series

Bell is best known for his one-man act, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve Show: Ending Racism In About An Hour” and for telling the very first joke about Barack Obama on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” back in 2005.