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Lack of Black women becomes ‘SNL’ issue

This Oct. 29, 2013 photo released by NBC shows actress Kerry Washington, right, with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. Washington will host the late night comedy sketch series on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington’s turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” this week gives that television institution something it hasn’t seen much lately: a Black woman onstage trying to make people laugh. The show’s diversity has become an issue, pushed to the forefront by comments from the two Black male cast members.

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The Roots, D'Angelo, more perform at Prince tribute

PRINCE TRIBUTE–Singer Bilal performs at “The Music of Prince” tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday March 7, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) by Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall.