LOS ANGELES - Following civil unrest of the shooting deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other black Americans — along with the COVID-19 pandemic, rapper Ludacris is hoping his new platform will make it easier for children to learn about current events through music.
He is launching a new platform for kids called "Kid Nation."
"It's so important that we teach love because kids lead with love... they're innocent, they're honest," said Ludacris.
His newest venture — Kid Nation — uses music videos "made for kids by kids" to educate them about current events.
"We know how influential music is for children so you add videos to that with the music and you have positive messages and you have kidnation.com."
There are already two videos on the website - "Get Along," which is about racial inequality and "Stay Clean," which encourages kids to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ludacris took part in protests in his hometown of Atlanta as well.
He also attended the memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis.
"Me going to George Floyd's funeral was me paying my respects but also going as a learning experience to hear not from just his family but everyone there about finding out what I can do that I'm not already doing to continue to fight this battle," said Ludacris.
"We all have a responsibility to teach our kids love and not hate," he said. "And a good way to do that is to log on to kid nation."
To learn more about Kid Nation, go to kidnation.com.