Today’s Things To Be On The Lookout Edition of Trending Topics could very well be subtitled Things That Make You Go Huh?!
“Black history has sometimes been lost upon the younger generation,” began Big Tigger.
So guess who’s coming to the rescue? (Here comes the “HUH?!”) Actor-comedian Kevin Hart.
Yes, “Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man’s Guide To History” is coming to The History Channel next month to “reportedly profile overlooked yet still-fascinating black figures who made major contributions to society,” Tigger explained.
The two-hour special was originally conceived as “a way to help his [11-year-old] daughter Heaven Hart learn about black history in America beyond the usual lessons on MLK, Rosa Parks and Frederick Douglass.” So this “Black Man’s Guide To History” will include profiles of Matthew Henson (the first black to reach the North Pole); Robert Smalls (who as a slave commandeered a Confederate ship and freed himself and 17 black passengers); Mae Jemison (the first black female astronaut to travel into space); and Henry Box Brown (a slave who also gained freedom by mailing himself to abolitionists.)
“Not only is it entertaining it is allegedly hysterical and an important program for our country right now.”
(“Allegedly hysterical”? Even more to go “Huh?!” Right? And we haven’t even gotten to DJ Khaled‘s latest venture; which Tigger discusses above!)