Kevin Hart Cancels Show in Egypt
Comedian Kevin Hart was forced to cancel his Reality Check leg of his tour show in Cairo, Egypt last week due to recent backlash. Hart has been attributed to saying, “We must teach our children the true history of Black Africans when they were kings in Egypt and not just the era of slavery that is cemented by education in America. Do you remember the time when we were kings?” The Egyptians, however, supposedly did not appreciate his "Afrocentric" comments and how the star comedian linked ancient Egyptians to Black Africans.
The production company responsible for the tour released a statement. "It is with a heavy heart that we share with you, due to local logistical issues, the cancellation of our Kevin Hart event scheduled for February 21st, in Cairo. You have always shown us continuous support in all our events and for that we're grateful. In the meantime, we are asking for your patience as we work with the TicketsMarché team to make sure that all the refunds are met in the shortest time possible. It is our dream to create the best experiences for all of our clients and ensure that Egypt is placed on the international map at the highest possible standards. We will continue to work towards that dream every day. Again, thank you for your continuous support and understanding."
Jason Arday Becomes the Youngest Professor of Cambridge University
37-year-old Jason Arday is making history in Britain. Next month, the scholar will soon be the youngest Black professor to teach at Cambridge University in the U.K. Arday's story is especially unique as he did not learn to speak until the age of 11 and was unable to read or write until the age of 18.
In a statement to The Times, Arday says, "As optimistic as I am, there's just no way I could have thought that would have happened. If I was a betting person, the odds on it were so long. It's just mad. When I started writing academic papers, I had no idea what I was doing. I did not have a mentor and no one ever showed me how to write. Everything I submitted got violently rejected. The peer review process was so cruel, it was almost funny, but I treated it as a learning experience and, perversely, began to enjoy it."
Carl Crawford Apologizes to Megan Thee Stallion
Carl Crawford, former professional baseball player and CEO of record label 1501, has issued an apology to Megan Thee Stallion for negative comments that he made about her in the past. Crawford frequently made her a topic of conversation and went as far as to call her a liar when speaking out about her experiences. Megan was previously signed to the label and has sued it for $1 million in damages. She also put a restraining order in place against multiple staffers for threats they've made before her. Although he hadn't spoken to Meg since 2019, Crawford is stating that he now has no real issue with the superstar.
"I never had any problems with Megan Thee Stallion. It’s just the social media stuff, it turned really, really sour. You take this social media part out of it, we don’t have a problem…I’m done with that," said Crawford in a recent interview.