Nickelodeon has revived their Nick News series for a special on race relations in America hosted by Alicia Keys.
“The special will feature the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions from real kids, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race and inclusivity, and highlight teen activists who are fighting racial injustice. Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special is the first of a series of Nick News specials that will air on Nickelodeon in the coming months,” Nickelodeon states.
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Joining Keys, the special will also feature Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Ibram Kendi and Tabitha Brown. In addition, teen stars and public figures such as Keedron Bryant, Emma Rose Smith and Mikayla Smith will also participate in the discussion.
“I’ve had a vision of a forum that can engage kids during this time and help to focus our attention on how they might be feeling, and this Nick News special is it! Talking about race can be sensitive and uncomfortable; and sometimes we try to protect our children from racism they are already experiencing,” Keys said about the special.
Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special will debut on June 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. Kids can watch the special across all platforms including Nickelodeon, Teen Nick, Nickelodeon’s YouTube Channel and Pluto TV.