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Watch: Hulu's Black History Month Series Features Queer Entomologist

Dr. Sammy in a lab
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"To study insects is to study diversity," Dr. Sammy says in an episode of Your Attention Please, which shines a spotlight on Black innovators. 

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Hulu has released a new season of the Black History Month series Your Attention Please, hosted by Craig Robinson. The series takes viewers on a visual journey into the lives and experiences of Black innovators who are making an impact on the world. This season, the show features a queer entomologist educating people on the insect world.

Samuel Ramsey, known for most as "Dr. Sammy," is the founder and director of the Ramsey Research Foundation and has used social media and YouTube to help the world better understand insects. On the show, Dr. Sammy discusses diversity in love, science, and nature.

In episode three of the season, Dr. Sammy explains how entomology is essentially a study of diversity since insects are the most diverse species on the planet.

"To study insects is to study diversity," Dr. Sammy says.

His current research looks into how mites feed and kill honeybees. Dr. Sammy says that his research findings didn't come from him being smarter than anyone else.

"We need more diversity because your experiences, your framework, your cultural lens, it all comes together to form the way that you look at problems. And I looked at this problem a bit differently," he explains.

The episode also features segments about Samantha Josaphat, the 397th Black woman to become a licensed architect, and Keturah Bobo, artist and children's book illustrator.

Season three of Your Attention Please also spotlights celebrity dog groomer Ashley Ann, ice cream scientist Dr. Maya Warren, NASCAR pit crew member Brehanna Daniels, and others.

You can check out an exclusive clip of episode three below. It streams starting today on Hulu.

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