Alicia Keys will front a special Nickelodeon news programme that will address issues of race and amplify the experiences of black children in America.
Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, will see figures from the Black Lives Matter movement answer questions from children.
It will also shine a light on the work of teenage activists and offer tools and advice to families on having conversations about race.
Alicia said the show, airing tonight, is ‘important’ and ‘honest’.
‘Talking about race can be sensitive and uncomfortable; and sometimes we try to protect our children from racism they are already experiencing,’ the singer said.
‘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 problem and we ALL have to care about it in order to change it!’
She continued: ‘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.’
Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, is set to go out on the Nickelodeon TV channel, Instagram, YouTube and Nick.co.uk.
It comes amid an ongoing global conversation about race and racism following the death of George Floyd in the US.
Nickelodeon previously went off air for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time Floyd begged for breath as a white police officer held him down with a knee on his neck during an arrest.
His death sparked protests across America with demonstrations also taking place in London in support of Black Lives Matter.
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