NBC News plans streaming special on ‘Growing up Black’

NBC News Now will stream a virtual discussion with families from around the country on the realities of parenting black children in America.

Hosted by “” and anchor, Craig Melvin, “Growing Up Black: Families Confronting ” will stream on News Now, NBCNews.com, Peacock and on ’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels on Monday, June 15 and 8 p.m. eastern.

The special will include conversations with Black American families around the country and feature a special message from singer-songwriter, Angie Stone.

Melvin will moderate the discussion on racism together with other black parents who are raising children of all ages. The special will also focus on how black parents have had difficult talks with their kids each time they’ve seen others’ sons and daughters killed at the hands of law enforcement.