‘Black Girls Rock’ Promotes Empowerment


PHILADELPHIA – The Black Girls Rock! 2012 special on Black Entertainment Television/BET is back for a third televised installment to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women of color. Back by popular demand is the dynamic duo of Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King who returned to co-host this year’s awards show, filmed last weekend at […]

BET Networks Presents The “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award To Legendary MC, Rakim


NEW YORK – BET Networks today announced that legendary MC, Rakim will be the recipient of the “I AM HIP HOP ICON” Award at this year’s BET HIP HOP AWARDS filming at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Rakim will be acknowledged and honored for his contribution to […]

BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History


NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

BET’s Hit Gospel Singing Competition SUNDAY BEST Returns For Fifth Season


NEW YORK – After four amazing seasons of heartfelt praise and tough competition, SUNDAY BEST returns on Sunday, July 8 at 8:00 P.M.* in a special two-hour premiere dedicated to the awe-inspiring and sometimes hilarious auditions. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin with returning gospel great recording artists and judges Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda […]

BET to Broadcast Live Coverage of Whitney Houston’s Funeral Services


NEW YORK – The woman, the wonder, the legend….BET and CENTRIC honor the memory of Whitney Houston with a BET News special LIVE: THE HOMEGOING OF WHITNEY HOUSTON premiering this Saturday, February 18, followed by BET REMEMBERS WHITNEY , a one-hour special commemorating the woman best known as The Voice. Beginning at 11:30AM ET/8:30AM PT, […]

BET Pays Tribute to the Richness & Diversity of the African-American Experience


NEW YORK – This Black History Month, BET and CENTRIC will showcase the range, richness and diversity of the African-American experience with an exciting lineup of programming highlighting the cultural contributions of black America. BET‘s Black History Month lineup will encompass an array of culturally dynamic films, original series and specials including: the fifth annual BET […]