D.L. Hughley

<I>By Greg Braxton</I><br>
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It's nearly impossible to find a scripted comedy or drama that features a young person of color in a central role.<br>
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D.L. Hughley, who starred for several years in the family comedy "The Hughleys" before his current stint as the host of CNN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," said <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000104" title="U.S. Presidential Election (2008)" href="/topic/politics/u.s.-presidential-election-%282008%29-EVHST0000104.topic">the election</a> of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> "has challenged us as artists. Just because there's a black president won't mean the next day we won't have significant challenges in the community. And we will have to speak with a cadence that the rest of the country will accept."

( Gus Ruelas / Associated Press )

By Greg Braxton

It's nearly impossible to find a scripted comedy or drama that features a young person of color in a central role.

D.L. Hughley, who starred for several years in the family comedy "The Hughleys" before his current stint as the host of CNN's "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News," said the election of Barack Obama "has challenged us as artists. Just because there's a black president won't mean the next day we won't have significant challenges in the community. And we will have to speak with a cadence that the rest of the country will accept."

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