Congratulations are in order for Taraji P. Henson. In case you didn’t hear, the Empire star will host Saturday Night Live on April 11. While this is a wonderful accomplishment the D.C. native can add to her resume, it unfortunately is a reminder of a lack of diversity when it comes to hosts of color. Taraji will become the tenth Black woman to ever host SNL… in 40 years. That’s just two percent of the hosting pool compared to the 29 percent of white women who previously hosted.
In case you’re wondering, here’s a look at the other nine hosts.