Tonight at 8PM ET/PT the hottest stars in music will create awareness with “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.” The two-hour special event will feature artists such as Big Sean, Jill Scott, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Sting, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, Pink, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson, Jamie Foxx, Rhiannon Giddnes, Miguel, and more. This telecast is an initiative to benefit the Fund for Progress on Race in America Powered by The United Way Worldwide.

After the event, there will be an hour long presentation starting at 10pm ET/PT called  “Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America.”  During this special Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Pharrel Williams will visit Baltimore, Ferguson, and Charleston. Viewers will get to see images and listen to in-depth conversations from people of these communities.  During this special NPR’s Michele Norris, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and ABC News’ Byron Pitts will also join in on the conversation. The special will air across the entire A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, AOL, and more.

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Yvelette Stines