Celebrate Black History Month

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Robin Thede attends the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada; NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Comedian Amber Ruffin attends as ELLE hosts Women In Comedy event with July Cover Star Kate McKinnon at Public Arts on June 13, 2017 in New York City; HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Comedian Ashley Nicole Black attends Comedy Central's Emmy Party at Boulevard3 on September 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

For far too long, a black woman’s voice has been absent in the late-night television world.  However, some major strides have been made in recent years, and while more progress needs to be made, these three women are leading the way in #BlackGirlMagic in the late-night landscape.


Robin Thede

Thede was head writer on The Queen Latifah Show and the taken-from-us-too-soon The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.  She’s now hosting BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede, and if her show isn’t already part of your late-night diet, change your habits right now!  Her rundown on the week in news is informative AND hilarious.  Plus, she peppers in brilliant spoofs like this trailer for “On The Edge Of Glory.”


Side note:  This was her promo for her first season.  Seriously…if this and the video above doesn’t make you want to tune in to The Rundown, we don’t know what will!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.