The grand-daughter of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is partnering with BET to educate the youth on HIV/AIDS. Queen YoNasDa is a female emcee from Arizona who has done work to protest the immigration law and also spearheaded “Hip-Hop for Haiti”. Seems like a perfect fit.
Queen YoNasDa will travel around the country in panel discussions moderated by Joe Clair to talk to groups of high school students to discuss the various social and health issues that affect them, and to provide key information necessary to make healthier lifestyle choices. Her first stop on the tour will be September 2nd in Omaha, Nebraska (a first for BET’s Rap-It-Up) then September 16th in Toronto, Canada.
Since its launch in 2000, BET’s Rap-It-Up Campaign has tested more than 5,000 people nationwide for HIV infection; received more than 900,000 calls to its toll- free hotline; distributed more than 230,000 sexual health brochures, hosted community teen forums in more than 27 cities for more than 5,000 young adults; and reached millions of viewers via HIV-related programming on the BET Network, including award-winning news specials, documentaries and public service announcements.