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Jesse Williams And Freedom: Love Note To A Tradition

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D.

This is a wish for more artists who trust themselves and us enough to be visionary, to be courageous, and to ask tough questions of their art and careers.

Your Blackness Isn't Like Mine:  Colorism And Oppression Olympics

Sil Lai Abrams | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sil Lai Abrams

Those of us with light-skin privilege who speak up about the injustices that we all face as Black people should not have their message minimized while being vilified for their appearance. We do however, have control over how we acknowledge the advantages or disadvantages of our color.

Dear BET Awards, Why Did You Think It Was Okay To Appropriate Asian Culture?

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 07.02.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony Berteaux

To be Asian-American today is to expect cultural appropriation -- and unabashed, openly celebrated Orientalism -- from a greater, whiter America with ...

14 Truly Unforgettable Moments From The 2016 BET Awards

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

The 16th Annual BET Awards aired on Sunday and it was lit for so many reasons. The night was filled with special moments that reminded us how hilariou...

Alicia Keys Goes Makeup-Free To BET, Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Style

When it comes to ditching heavy makeup, Alicia Keys is putting her money where her lipstick-free mouth is. Keys attended the BET Awards in Los Angeles...

Jennifer Hudson Chose The Perfect Look For Her Prince Tribute

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.27.2016 | Style

If you watched Sunday night's BET Awards, chances are you woke up this morning still feeling all the feels from the many emotional Prince tributes. So...

Jennifer Hudson Brings Down The House With Prince Tribute At BET Awards

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment

Jennifer Hudson brought down the house at the BET Awards with her tribute to Prince. The "American Idol" alum performed a stunning and powerful rendit...

Samuel L. Jackson Highlights His Journey To Fame In Inspring Speech

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

Samuel L. Jackson’s success as a world-renowned actor and film producer was celebrated Sunday when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the...

Jesse Williams: 'Just Because We're Magic, Does Not Mean We're Not Real'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams delivered a super woke speech at the BET Awards on Sunday. The actor and activist was rightfully presented with the Humanitarian award...

The 2016 BET Awards Red Carpet Was Full Of Slayage

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices

This Sunday's highly anticipated BET Awards boasted lots of fantastic performances from the likes of Beyoncé, Erykah Badu and Desiigner. But the star...

Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar Open BET Awards With Unforgettable Performance

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices

The BET Awards aired Sunday night and kicked off in the best way possible. Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar opened the annual award show with a searing per...

Back at it Again! Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson to Host the 2016 BET Awards

Essence | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

The comedic chemistry between on-screen husband and wife, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross is undeniable. That's why the Black-ish stars have on...

Nick Cannon Challenges Eminem To $100,000 Rap Battle

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment

Nick Cannon is simply "obsessed" with facing off with Eminem. After a yearslong feud with the "Love the Way You Lie" singer, he's putting his money wh...

Former 'Fresh Prince' Star Slams 'Media Ho' Stacey Dash

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices

Former "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Janet Hubert has a few choice words for actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash. After Dash suggested that...

Oratile Mmolawa: On Life After University and Holding Onto Your Dreams

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

You might not know who Oratile Mmolawa is but you might be familiar with Cassper Nyovest or Tshego. Both Cassper Nyovest and Tshego are South African artists, who have released hit songs in South Africa, that have gained the applause of fans throughout the African continent.

Rapper Styles P Opens Up About His Daughter's Suicide

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper Styles P shared an emotional Instagram post on Sunday that his 20-year-old daughter, Tai Styles, committed suicide last month. "My baby girl to...

BET Awards Viewership Dips From 2014 Show

Deadline Hollywood | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

The 2015 BET Awards drew 6.5 million viewers on Sunday for a simulcast on BET and Centric....

12 Moments From The BET Awards That Made Us Do A Double Take

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale & Zeba Blay | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

The BET Awards took over Los Angeles -- and our Twitter timelines -- on Sunday night. In case you missed this year's award show, we rounded up all the...

Definitive Proof Haters Should Not Mess With Zendaya (Again)

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen

Give it up, haters. Zendaya doesn’t care about what you say. After the singer and actress sported a pixie-cut wig and a glittery shirt dress at t...

Amber Rose And Blac Chyna Pucker Up At The BET Awards To Support Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna escorted each other to the BET Awards on Sunday night. The buxom blonde besties made sure all eyes were on them as they walk...

The BET Awards 2015 Red Carpet Is Filled With Super Stylish Stars

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Black Voices

The BET Awards has no doubt one of the most highly anticipated red carpets of the year. And Sunday night was no exception. The annual event, which...

Janet Jackson Kicks Off Musical Comeback With BET Awards Appearance

EurWeb | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices

Janet Jackson’s reemergence on the scene will be made official with an appearance at the BET Awards....

Azealia Banks Slams 'Bogus' BET Awards, And Nicki Minaj

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

Azealia Banks is never one to hide her feelings, and it's safe to say she's really not feeling her BET Award nomination for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist...

EXCLUSIVE: BET Responds After Coming Under Fire from Journalists and Publicists

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent rec...

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Photographer Bill Jones' Says BET Awards Denied His Credentials

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

The BET Awards show held on June 29, 2014, was a record-breaking event. The event was cable's number one award show this season, drawing 7.9 million ...