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Sasheer Zamata joins cast of 'Saturday Night Live'

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From "Overload the Machine," a monthly comedy show at The People's Improv Theater. Featuring some of the best comedians in NYC performing as characters. Benjamin Ragheb/flickr Creative Commons

Live from New York it's finally a black female cast member!  Yesterday, "Saturday Night Live" announced that Sasheer Zamata will be joining the cast on January 18th.

This after critics, including cast members Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson, complained about the lack of diversity on the program. For more on this announcement, we're joined by Michelle Taylor who tweets and blogs under the name Feminista Jones.

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