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Sasheer Zamata on 'Saturday Night Live' and surprising audiences with her stand-up

When Sasheer Zamata joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” early last year, controversy and criticism surrounded the sketch-comedy institution.

A national conversation about the show's lack of diversity had grown increasingly louder, and Zamata — only the fifth black female cast member in “SNL's” 40-year history — became the embodiment of a pop-culture debate, whether she liked it or not. So Zamata...

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Lower Dens' Jana Hunter pens op-ed on white privilege in Baltimore music scene

Baltimore offers a sense of creative freedom to musicians, but those freedoms are almost exclusively limited to non-black artists, Jana Hunter writes in a new op-ed.

Hunter, singer of local band Lower Dens, authored the piece, titled "White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene," posted Tuesday on Pitchfork. In it, she addresses the disparity in success between mostly white musicians...

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'The Bachelorette' finale recap: Kaitlyn's last rose goes to ... Nick or Shawn?

Tonight’s episode, this season's finale, is being recorded with a live audience because we have “After the Final Rose” immediately following. Chris Harrison and his fresh spray tan remind us that Kaitlyn’s season has been controversial and Nick and Shawn hate each other … in case you had any time to forget that.

As we watch Nick and Shawn pack their bags from their "hometown" dates in Utah to head...

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Who wants to be 'The Bachelor'?

Tonight, ABC airs the final episodes of this season of “The Bachelorette.” In a highly anticipated and thoroughly edited three-hour television event, Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe is expected to give the final rose to one of her two remaining suitors, Shawn and Nick.

Perhaps the bigger buzz will be after the final rose, when host Chris Harrison announces who has been dubbed the next Bachelor. Could...

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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1986
Rising R&B singer Gallant on 'Weight in Gold' and growing up in Columbia