Celebrity Interviews

Captain America Actor Derek Luke Freestyles + Speaks on Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with Professor Chris Emdin

Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. is an initiative that is focused on utilizing the power of hip-hop music and culture to introduce youth to the wonder and beauty of science. The core message of the initiative is to meet urban youth who are traditionally disengaged in science classrooms on their cultural turf, and provide them with the opportunity to express the same passion they have for hip-hop culture for science. Concurrently, the project aims to display the interests of science enthusiasts who have a passion for hip-hop, and introduce both hip-hop and science to a wider audience.

Today, Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Captain America: The First Avenger, Notorious) swings by with Professor Chris Emdin to discuss the importance of integrating Hip-Hop culture into schools and making learning more fun and engaging.

Next Friday, (May 26) the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. is going down at the Lowes Paradise Theater at 2403 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468. Join in on the fun, watch students rap about science and enjoy Big Daddy Kane and Rah Digga as celebrity judges. For more on this event, go here and see their flyer below.

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