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Local family to appear on Nickelodeon special on race and protests; hosted by Alicia Keys

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WEST ALLIS (CBS 58) -- A group of local kids are getting some national attention for their involvement in the protests.

CBS 58 reported the story of the siblings and cousins at the height of the Black Lives Matter marches and their unique snack stand in solidarity. After the story aired, Nickelodeon reached out to the family.

“What Nickelodeon? We were so excited that it was just Nickelodeon and then later half way through the process we found out who would be interviewing them and it was like this whole next level of shock,” said Erin Homewood, parent.

The cable channel for children is airing an hour-long program, ‘Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special.’ It’ll be hosted by Grammy winner Alicia Keys.

The powerhouse singer interviewed the kids virtually about their stand. “She was really pretty. She was really nice too and she seemed like she supported us a lot too,” said 11-year-old Sariah Tyler.

The special will feature other young activists and discuss the experiences of Black children across the country, like 9-year-old Avarie Scales. “We told her all lives can’t matter until Black lives do.”

Alicia Keys also shared some encouraging words with the kids. “She said she loved what we’re doing and hopes that we keep doing it,” said Kaleya Robinson.

The special airs Monday June 29 on Nickelodeon at 6 p.m. 

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