Nickelodeon is reviving Nick News for an hour-long special about children, race, and unity hosted by Alicia Keys.

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The singer will moderate conversations with the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi; teen activist Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlsBook campaign; 12-year-old singer and viral sensation, Keedron Bryant; Ibram X. Kendi, author of “Antiracist Baby;” Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith, and Mikayla Smith, the Nashville, Tenn., teens who founded Teens4Equality; social media star Tabitha Brown and her family; and family therapist, Dr. George James.

The special is scheduled to air on June 29th across all Nickelodeon channels including Nickelodeon YouTube, Nick On Demand, the Nick App, and the Nick Pluto TV channel following the premiere.


Today’s generation has no clue about the 25 years of greatness that was delivered by Nick News. It ended in 2016 when Linda Ellerbee retired after creating, writing, anchoring, and producing the show. The series won 10 Emmys, a Peabody, a Columbia DuPont, and the Edward R. Murrow award for Journalistic Excellence.