Harriet Tubman in Underground is Having Just As Good of Year as Mahershala Ali If Not Better

By HaJ

It’s always nice to see when Black actors that have been out here in these streets get their mainstream respeck. When Denzel Washington finally won that Oscar for Training Day, we was all like, “OKAAAAAY.” But someone who is reaaaaaally been out here… and finally getting their light is Harriet Tubman. Ms. Tubman is truly making quite the comeback within this last year. First, the announcement of her face being on the twenty dollar bill

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to the release of the TV show that everyone is talking about, Underground

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In the words of Fat Joe, Harriet Tubman is “ALL THE WAY UP.”

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However, way before this renewal of light being shined on Ms. Tubman was captured by mainstream media, Tickles.TV captured what the return of Harriet Tubman would look like in the 21st Century. The sketch was created in collaboration with MADtv’s Dahéli Hall, my long time friend and current writing partner. We often look around and wonder what some of these great civil rights activist would say about the current state of “Black America.” Then we had to think, is current Black America in this state because certain slaves who were not down with the program got away? Think about it, what ever came about from that slave that is a descendent of Stacy Dash, Ben Carson or Kanye West? I’m just playing about Kanye…we all know he’s just misunderstood. Anyhoo, my point is that many of these folks running around here today doing crazy stuff was related to some slave. 

Happy Throwback Thursday! #dontgettickled

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