Let Us Be Great: 10 Times “Saturday Night Live” Let A Black Woman Host

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List Of Black Women Who Have Hosted “Saturday Night Live”

While we are happy to see Taraji P. Henson take over “Saturday Night Live” in a few weeks it hasn’t gone without notice that she will only be the 10th woman in the show’s 40 year history to do so.

Have a look at some of the others to come before her and some who we think deserve the honor.

Taraji will be hosting April 11th with Mumford & Sons as musical guests.

The last time “SNL” had a black female host was when Kerry Washington graced the stage in 2013

Former show regular Maya Rudolph held down hostess honors in 2012

Gabourey Sidibe hosted the show in 2010

Rosario Dawson got the job done in 2009

Queen Latifah was host in 2004

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    Janet Jackson also worked it in ’04

    Hottie Halle Berry got the gig in 2003

    Oprah Winfrey worked her wonders in 1986

    Living legend Cicely Tyson was the first to do it… in 1979

    Musical guest Rihanna made memorable turns in “Shy Ronnie” skits while appearing on the show

    Nicki Minaj spoofed Beyoncé when she went on the show as musical guest in 2014

    Maya Rudolph has frequently spoofed Beyoncé on the show as well. What does the BeyHive have to do to get the real thing? She’s only appeared on the show as a musical guest but hope floats, right?

    Mariah Carey has also been frequently spoofed on the show AND she’s been a repeat musical guest. Do you think she’d make a good host or is she too much of a diva?

    Hit the flip to see who we think should host the show in the near future!

    “Black-ish” is a huge hit, it seems like a no-brainer to have Tracee Ellis Ross host

    We think Octavia Spencer could hold it down

    Regina Hall tops our list of our favorite funny black women

    Everything out of Raven’s mouth is a big joke these days anyway. Might as well!

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