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Sasheer Zamata quit ‘SNL,’ proving TV’s race and gender problems are more systemic than ever

  • It was big news in 2014 when Sasheer Zamata joined Saturday Night Live and became the show’s first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph’s departure seven years earlier. 
  • But it’s even bigger news that Zamata, 31, is now leaving the show after just four seasons.
  • Before she joined, black male cast members like Jay Pharoah or Kenan Thompson did impersonations of black women on the show, roles that they both eventually shunned openly. 
  • Once she joined the cast, Zamata churned out crowd-pleasing impersonations of Taraji P. Henson, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Obama. 
  • As a black woman, Zamata’s casting was supposed to fill a gaping hole in the show’s cast. 
  • But her short stint on SNL is a clear example, perhaps more than any other, that there are no so-called “quick fixes” to the problem of racial and gender inequity on television. Read more (Opinion)

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 A few aspiring iconic women to celebrate International Women's day:

Maya Angelou

,,Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all woman.’’


Michelle Obama

,,Time and time again history has shown us that there is nothing, nothing, more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.’’


Malala Yousafzai

,,So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.’’


Emma Watson

,,It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are.’’


Gloria Steinem

,,I would say that each of us has one thing to gain from the feminist movement: our whole humanity.’’


Since there are so many women inspiring women all over the world, I only showed a few. Feel free to add anyone!

capricorn women are my favorite type of people. goddess, i just love them. they have this majestic air of efficiency, maturity, grace, and composure. it’s like they have just walked from a storm with their heels still in tact and their dignity in one piece. they are warm people who watch over me from atop the midheaven star, smiling down and encouraging others from the 10th house throne. they are cool and kind, and there is not so much of the tyrannical control freak they are associated with. princess kate, michelle obama, debbie allen. gush. behind every successful man is a capricorn woman