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Your Black Life: Sherri Shepherd Says Saturday Night Live Should Hire More Blacks

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

snlMaya Rudolph’s return guest spot and Kenan Thompson’s role in a digital short were the lone African American appearances on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend – other than musical guest Kanye West.

New York’s African American governor David Patterson was played by Fred Armisen, a cast member of Venezuelan, German and Japanese heritage who also plays President-elect Barack Obama.

Of the 90 or so actors to grace the “SNL” stage since its 1975 premiere, only eight have been African-American. And that’s an issue for “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd.

In an AOL interview, she points out that there aren’t even enough African-Americans for a proper skit of her ABC daytime show. While Thompson portrays co-host Whoopi Goldberg, Shepherd’s character is simply left out of the sketch.

“Couldn’t they have gotten Maya Rudolph to play me?” Shepherd asked. “She is so awesome! They need more black people in their cast!”

“I agree with her,” Baron Vaughn, a black comic, told the New York Daily News. Diversity “doesn’t seem to be something that interests them [...]

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Your Black News: Rev. Wright Preaches Forgiveness At TUCC Anniversary

December 8, 2008 Leave a comment

[Unaired McCain Rev. Wright ad]:

President-elect Barack Obama made a “bad decision” by distancing himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his church, Wright said Sunday — but that’s OK.

“He’s still my child,” Wright said in a sermon in which he expressed pride in Obama’s longtime association with Trinity United Church of Christ. [...]

Wright, speaking at Trinity on its 47th anniversary, said he was proud of “the only church that produced the first and only African-American president in the 211-year history of the United States. No other church can say that.”

“The hatred of the media and the haters in politics may have caused him to distance himself from us, but the love of Christ will never allow me to distance myself from him,” Wright said of Obama. “I can no more disown him than I can disown any other child of mine who makes [a] bad decision. He made a bad decision, but he’s still my child.”

Wright also compared the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib Prison to the abuses of old colonial powers [...]

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Your Black Woman: Elizabeth Hasselbeck Takes Unfair Swipe at Michelle Obama

September 6, 2008 Leave a comment

Arch-Conservative and Co-Host of The View, suggests that Michelle Obama was granted special treatment in her June 18, appearance on The View. Anyone familiar with the mind of Hasselbeck, is aware of her morally-reprehensible statement earlier this year, where she made an absurd comparison between Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer, saying “Would you say … I’m sure at some point Jeffrey Dahmer ate peanut butter sandwiches doesn’t make the fact that he ate people any less wrong.” Also, in an argument with fellow co-host, Sherri Shepherd, she alluded to Trinity United Church Of Christ being a Black Separatist union, asking, “Can white people go to that church?” — the fact that TUCC is said to be outnumbered by whites notwhithstanding. In this clip, Hasselbeck takes a strong and dishonest swipe at Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama:

 

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