Black female hosts of ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Scandal fans are rejoicing over the news that Kerry Washington will be hosting the November 2nd episode of the legendary NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

The announcement comes at a time when the 38-year-old show is under increased scrutiny for the lack of diversity in its cast.

Although the show has two black cast members, Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah, and one woman of color, Nasim Pedrad, there are no black women in the cast.

The sad fact is that in the show’s storied history there have only been four black women featured in the cast.

Black female hosts of the show have also been few and far between.

There have been only eight including Washington to date. Check out our slideshow above to see who has done the honors.