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Nickelodeon to Feature News Special on Race

Team Stardust
June 27, 2020

Nick News is back!

Nickelodeon is bringing back Nick News, an educational show for children and teenagers that covers social, political, and economic issues in an engaging format. Nick News initially ran from 1992 to 2015 with a total of 178 episodes. Nickelodeon is restarting the program to provide a space for our future leaders to learn and discuss issues that we are facing today.

To kick off the new Nick News, Alicia Keys will host a special called Kids, Race & Unity: A Nick News Special. Nickelodeon created the special to magnify the numerous voices of Black children across the country. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement will answer questions from real kids and offer tools to help families have meaningful conversations about race and equality. The Nick News special will also highlight teen activists.

Nickelodeon has stepped up its game in recent weeks by supporting children of color and the Black Lives Matter movement since the tragic death of George Floyd. To the dismay of some parents, Nickelodeon even showed a public service announcement for 8 minutes and 46 seconds--the amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground. 

Nickelodeon has also posted a Declaration of Kid’s Rights to their socials. The Declaration states, “You have the right to be seen, heard, and respected as a citizen of the world. You have the right to a world that's peaceful. You have the right to be treated with equality, regardless of the color of your skin. You have the right to be protected from harm, injustice, and hatred. You have the right to an education that prepares you to run the world. You have the right to your opinions and feelings, even if others don't agree with them.”

Nickelodeon is actively contributing to the conversation, and bringing back Nick News is sure to help jumpstart those conversations with a younger generation. Kids, Race & Unity: A Nick News Special is the first episode of the series of specials that will air over the upcoming months.

Watch Kids, Race & Unity: A Nick News Special on Nickelodeon on Monday, June 29 at 7PM.