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Rap Video Challenge Enlists Youth to Fight Pandemic Apathy

The young rappers recorded their videos in kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, bedrooms and outdoors. 

With beats and rhymes, the teens open a window into their lives during the pandemic. Some videos are somber. Others take a lighter approach. But the underlying theme that comes through is that COVID-19 is no joke.

The contest was organized by the African American Community Response Team and the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Summit Academy OIC.  African Americans in Minneapolis and in Minnesota have been infected with the virus at rates higher than their proportion of the population. And organizers want young people to play a role in helping to curb the spread.

Read (and listen to) the full story here.