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Updated: Dec 2, 2020

Hemelt: College teacher uses raps, faith to inspire others

Dr. Ernest Ricks recently addressed his students at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga., in preparation of an upcoming project.

It was a normal classroom setting for the assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, who quickly met with an unusual question.

“Why don’t you rap it to us?” a student suggested.

“I don’t know what you are talking about,” responded Ricks.

Multiple students responded, “We know Dr. Ricks, we know.”

His cover was blown. The Class of 2000 East St. John High graduate had to give it to his students straight. He is also a rapper, and they certainly had questions to ask.

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