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Head Negro in Charge

Head Negro in Charge
 n.— «The current king of comedy is only too aware that his reign is painfully temporary. Farley goes on to write about “the HNIC—the Head Negro in Charge,” a term coined by observant black Americans describing white-dominated pop culture’s tendency to honor one—but only one—black entertainer in a given field.» —“He’s Dave Chappelle, And He Likes Mental Clarity” by Rachel Campbell The Rachel Show May 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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