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UVA Alumnus Sasheer Zamata Reflects on Charlottesville: “The Confederacy Didn’t Win and Neither Will They”

In an Instagram slide show, Zamata writes both fondly and candidly about her years at UVA.

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How Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata Showed There’s Room for Variety Among Black Women on SNL

And different types of comedy in general.

Former SNL member Sasheer Zamata talks about starting her own improv group in college and how constricted views of blackness affected her time on SNL.

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Why Didn’t We Hear About Sasheer Zamata Leaving SNL?

Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan both got nice farewells as they left 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend. Where was Sasheer Zamata's?

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Normal Handshakes, Chris Pine: SNL Imagines the First Black Bachelorette

Pine's contestant makes multiple attempts to woo the beautiful bachelorette with classic likes like "I have said the word, but only when I sing along to rap music. Now, are they raps I write myself? Yes. Do I feel cool when I say it? Absolutely.”

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Ariana Grande and the Women of Saturday Night Live Manage Expectations With “This Is Not a Feminist Song”

This weekend's Saturday Night Live video sketch featured host Ariana Grande and cast members Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, and Sasheer Zamata frolicking at Coney Island to the "This Is Not a Feminist Song" song. At times the song might seem feminist, but they wouldn't want to offend anyone, and feminism is "pretty nuanced stuff," so it's not a feminist song, okay?

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Newly-Appointed ACLU Ambassador Sasheer Zamata Explains Privilege to a Clueless White Dude

Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata is now an Ambassador for the ACLU, and she's created a video to remind well-intentioned allies that the fight for women's rights is far from over.

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Saturday Night Live Takes On Diversity In Tech, A Hobbit Version Of The Office

Multiple things of interest!

Sherlock and Hobbit star Martin Freeman hosted Saturday Night Live last night, so is it any wonder there was a small treasure trove of wonders oriented towards things we hold close to our hearts?

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Sasheer Zamata is SNL’s First Black Female Castmember in Six Years

and let it be known

Congratulations, Sasheer Zamata on making a giant break into comedy as Saturday Night Live's newest castmember! We hope you enjoy playing Michelle Obama and Oprah. That's sort of a joke, but also a sincere wish, because otherwise would be unfortunate.

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