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BET To Enter Sports Arena With New Partnership

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programme...

10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock! Matters

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 04.08.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Given the venomous attitudes towards young Black girls -- Mo'Ne Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sasha and Malia Obama just to name a few -- Black Girls Rock! is more necessary than ever. These girls did absolutely nothing (but be Black) to encounter the kind of hatred

How My White Husband Reminded Me That I'm a Black Girl Who Rocks

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Akirah Robinson

I couldn't stop feeling like Black Girls Rock! was doing more than entertaining us. It was bonding us. Halfway into the show, Michelle Obama walked onto the stage and for some reason, I had a visceral reaction. Suddenly, I started remembering moments from my childhood.

Why Kierra Sheard Is the Future of Gospel Music

Kian Brown | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices
Kian Brown

Kierra was born into a vocal legacy. Her mother, Karen Clark-Sheard, is undoubtably one of the best and most recognizable voices in gospel music. I flew to Los Angeles to witness gospel royalty for myself.

On the 'A' w/ Souleo: Black Girls Rock! and Bold Soul Sisters Sound Off!

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Women's History Month drew to a close -- or should we say a crescendo -- this past week, with two special events where women were celebrated and given a platform to share their thoughts on a host of topics, including the "F" word: feminism.

'Black Girls Are Magic': Latest Episode Of 'Being Mary Jane' Powerfully Explores Race And Beauty

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

On Tuesday night, the latest episode of "Being Mary Jane" aired on BET and earned high praise from viewers. Well, let’s be real, every episode does....

Sale of Ebony and Jet Photos Like Eating the Seed Corn

William H. Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
William H. Turner

At the darkest times in segregated America, I could read any issue of Jet or Ebony and feel content that blacks -- that I -- could still excel in any human endeavor. Happy thoughts, cheer and optimism filled the pages.

Do You Think Bill Cosby's Rape Allegations Are a Conspiracy?

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Let us suppose that somewhere there may be a valid reason, in spite of twenty-plus alleged victims, for which one refuses to believe Bill Cosby has ever harmed a woman -- conspiracy is simply not one of them.

BET Editor Slams Black Church: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Sin'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

BET.com’s Entertainment Editor Clay Cane joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and expressed his extreme disappointment in the black church for actions that ...

African American-Ish

Anthony Dickey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Anthony Dickey

Isn't real beauty about celebrating our differences? The world is not black and white, kids. Diversity is so much more interesting.

BET Suspends Producer For Making A Joke About Blue Ivy

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdow...

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 ...

BET Gives Lionel Richie Huge Award, Misspells His Name

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

At the BET Awards on Sunday night, Lionel Richie was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Artists like John Legend, Pharrell Williams and Yola...

Tonya L. Moore Is All F*d Up in Phenomenal New Self-Expose

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.

How Did Actor Barry Floyd of BET's The Game Finagle His Way in to an Apartment?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

"My advice to anyone just starting out in this business, and to people who haven't gotten their start yet, is not to give up and not to be discouraged by disappointment. It's a long journey."

Watch This And Win Your Best Picture Oscar Bet

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Who's taking home this year's Best Picture Oscar? In this quick segment, we look at the best predictors of who will win Best Picture, to give you a...

Jon Ward

This Is What Happens When Hip-Hop Lets The Saints In

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Lecrae Moore, 34, has won a Grammy, performed on tour with Wu-Tang Clan and recorded songs with hip-hop legends. He's also a Christian. (Photo: michae...

The Apollo Theater: Behind the Legend

Ted Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It is bursting with music, theater and dance, and it looks marvelous, thanks to millions in renovations and upgrades -- an appropriate state for this iconic American cultural institution.

2014 BET Honorees Announced

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors. The network announced Thursd...

Controversy Over Gender Nonconforming BET Host Explodes With Newly Leaked Emails

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's Note: B. Scott, that who identifies as gender nonconforming, is biologically a male, but doesn't take offense to feminine pronouns. A rep for...

Mara Brock Akil: Being Mary Jane Shows Our Full Humanity

Nsenga Burton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Audiences are anxiously awaiting the highly anticipated BET scripted drama Being Mary Jane, the latest offering from show runner Mara Brock Akil, who is creator and executive producer of the show.

Beverly Bond Responds To #WhiteGirlsRock

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.11.2013 | Black Voices

In an exclusive on TheRoot.com, Beverly Bond offers her perspective on the #whitegirlsrock hashtag that launched on twitter with accusations of revers...

BET Cancels 'Reed Between The Lines' & Orders 2nd Season Of 'Being Mary Jane'

Shadow And Act | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

Maybe it shouldn't be a huge surprise, after a star of and key player in the series, Tracee Ellis Ross, suddenly exited from BET's Reed Between The Li...

BET Makes It Official, New 106 Hosts Are Out

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices
Stephanie R. Caudle

Despite the opinions and controversy that may or may not stand in between BET's decision on their top music show it can be assured that Paigon, Miss Mykie and Shorty Da Prince will be seen again.