Lorne Michaels finally came to his senses and acknowledged that Saturday NightLive had a glaring shortage of diversity – particularly women of color. (He was reminded very publicly, and wisely chose to act upon it.) After secret auditions he hired Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member, but there’s a bonus. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michaels apparently found more talent than he expected among minority women, and he added TWO black female writers to the staff! (LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, above) Now THAT’S a step in the right direction.
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