10 People We’re Celebrating During Black History Month

The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show

By Alexis Tirado

Black History Month is almost over but we still have a few days left, so let’s keep the celebration going. And if you want to brag about some pretty incredible achievements, from Ne-Yo’s pivotal film role in “Red Tails” to Gabby Douglas’ historic gold medal win at the Olympics, check out MTV Act’s 10 African Americans Who Have Made Pop Culture History.

The story has facts we didn’t even know about like this one: NASA engineer Lonnie Kohn (he’s got no Mohawk tho) “invented the Super Soaker water gun — the number one toy in America in 1991 and 1992.”  Could you imagine life without a Super Soaker? Neither could Michael Jackson (RIP).