Alicia Keys Hosts Nickelodeon Special on Racism
On Monday, June 29, Alicia Keys is bringing back Nick News for an hour-long special about Black children across the country amid police brutality, systematic racism, and the injustice experienced.
Nickelodeon announced on Tuesday ‘Kids, Race, & Unity: A Nick News Special’ will air on June 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. This segment is said to include the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi. They will answer questions, provide anti-racism resources, and call attention to teenage activists who have been fighting for racial injustice.
Alicia Keys will help lead the discussions and continue to be a voice during this movement.
“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 the racism they are already experiencing. But honestly, there is no way around this topic if we want to move forward in any kind of meaningful way. What’s happening in the world is not just a problem for the Black community, it’s all of our problems and we ALL have to care about it to change it! This is such an important, vulnerable, honest, and beautiful conversation, and I know many families may be searching for the right way to enter it. Let’s really deep dive together.” said Keys.
The network created a discussion guide and anti-racism resources in partnership with The Conscious Kid and Dr. George James that will be available after the premiere.
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Nickelodeon is notorious for providing specials regarding important topics that are necessary to spark discussion. Nick News explained that this will be the first of many specials airing over the next few months.
This is definitely a good time in history to bring back Nick News. Kids deserve to learn about important issues.
— 🅱️icktoons (@dicktoons1) June 23, 2020
Nick News has always taught children about world wide issues that have been once deemed as “tough conversations” to have. However, they have always chosen the right words to help both inform and entertain children. This special is one you don’t want to miss!