When rap icon Nas sat down for an interview with famed historian Henry Louis Gates for an upcoming PBS documentary series, Professor Gates took the opportunity to recruit him for our #DearNextPresident project, too. At the top of Nas’ to-do list for the next president: addressing police violence. You can hear Nas’ full message to the next president, including an entreaty to love all Americans, by watching the video above. Then you can make your own video and add your voice to the conversation.
Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president….” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.
Professor Gates’ interview with Nas is part of a four-part documentary series on PBS called And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK. It’s scheduled to air on PBS in April 2016.