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SNL Writer Receives Criticism For Slavery Jokes On Weekend Update! Read The Response From Ebony.com's Senior Editor HERE!

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Did she just cross a line, or was she pushing the envelope as all good comedians should do?

On last Saturday's SNL, writer Leslie Jones gave a controversial performance while on Weekend Update:

"See, I’m single right now, but back in the slave days, I would have never been single. I’m six feet tall and I’m strong, Colin. Strong! I mean, look at me, I’m a mandingo…I’m just saying that back in the slave days, my love life would have been way better. Massah would have hooked me up with the best brotha on the plantation, and every nine months I'd be in the corner having a super baby. Every nine months I'd be in the corner just popping them out: Shaq, Kobe, LeBron, Kimbo Slice, Sinbad…I would be the No. 1 slave draft pick."

We can understand how this might spark an uproar, but isn't this making fun of slavery?

Well, one person who did not like this segment was the Senior Editor of Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux:

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This African Pop Star's Skin-Whitening Cream Just Became The Beauty Industry's Most Polarizing Product!

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This is incredible incredi-bleach!

An African pop star named Dencia is taking heat for selling Whitenicious — a pigment-whitening cream marketed toward individuals who might be looking to lighten their skin tone.

Critics of the supposed beauty product say the product and its advertisements aren't doing darker-skinned women any favors, as the “7 day fast acting dark spot remover" could be seen to promote skin lightening and perhaps the notion that one color is preferential to another.

In a recent interview with Ebony, the Cameroonian performer admitted folks might be using her product to bleach their skin, but

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Jill Scott & Her Son Fabulously Cover Ebony Magazine!

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This is just too adorable!

Jill Scott just scored a cute cover with Ebony magazine's May issue, and to make her front that much more exciting, her son Jett joined her in the GAWRGEOUS photograph.

While the issue is focused on Black America, the 40-year-old songstress opens up about being a single mom, motherhood and what it takes to raise a young man.

Here are the HIGHlights:

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NeNe Leakes Defends Her Diamond-Studded Ebony Cover!

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And so do we!

NeNe Leakes is one of many who personify money and power so well!

She wasn't a Real Housewife for nothin, we'll tell you that much.

And to channel her reality persona into legit acting gigs on Glee and The New Normal??? C'mon… how could anyone say she doesn't deserve to be on the cover of Ebony's Money & Power issue??

Still, many are offended by her sparking bubble bath of success, saying the magazine has now lost all credibility for placing the fearless star on their cover.

But NeNe stands firm! Speaking her mind, she says:

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Michelle Obama Aces Easter Sunday Style In Thakoon

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Fashion’s first lady, Michelle Obama ditched the jeggings and hopped on over to Easter Sunday mass at St. John’s church in Washington D.C, wearing a recycled maroon dress, which she wore in France back in 2009 (view the photo below), by Thakoon.

Ebony’s May cover girl polished off the look with a brooched black cardigan and was accompanied by Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, who also donned cardigans over their a-line dresses.

We’re loving their spring looks, but really wish Michelle would have worn something pastel or a lighter color for the occasion.

What do U think about Michelle's style? Do U love it?!!!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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