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BET Founder Bob Johnson Urges African-Americans to Give Trump a Chance, Does He Have a Point?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There was fury when former BET founder and financial mogul Bob Johnson urged African-Americans to give President-Elect Trump a "shot" and "the benefit...

BET Founder Bob Johnson: Let's Give Trump 'A Shot'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Black Voices

Bob Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, has a message for black people after a recent private meeting with President-elect Donald Trum...

#ThankYouObama Is An Emotional Salute To Our Outgoing President

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.16.2016 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama still has more than two months left in office, but the tributes are already pouring in. The program, “Love & Happiness: An Ob...

Christian Rapper Lecrae Preaches On Racial Injustice At The BET Hip Hop Awards

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2016 | Religion

If you missed Lecrae preaching wisdom at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, you need to take a second. The Grammy Award-winning Christian rapper, who has be...

Donald Ducking The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write that headline, I have to wonder why we all haven't been using the neologistic verb "Donald ducking" by this point in the presidential race. After all, a large part of Donald Trump's campaign has been built on the foundation of him ducking questions and issues that he doesn't want to talk about.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Miesa Brings R&B Back; JJ Adrian's "The Show" and Summer's Not Over

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Goonies never say die, and there's no quit in Miesa. The talented R&B singer is continually honing her craft - even taking voice lessons today despite...

Melissa Harris-Perry Joins BET As Special Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Media

Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is joining BET News as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. The Wake Forest University profes...

Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Jesse Williams Haters With One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes has somehow managed to shut down the Jesse Williams haters and secure the return of Williams' fan favorite "Grey's Anatomy" character al...

Michigan College Student Turns Rejection Into Opportunity

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.01.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

At first glance PhaShunta is your average 23 year old college student enjoying the hustle and bustle of life, but she is far from being average.

Why We Shouldn't Let Colorism Overshadow Jesse Williams' Activism

Brennan DuBose | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brennan DuBose

We cannot let our insecurities, our biases, or our unconscious unremitting to the defaulting of looking at our own lives through White lenses hinder, halt, or detour, the need for justice and freedom.

Tina Knowles Shuts Down Beyoncé's BET Awards Show Controversy

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment

Tina Knowles is not having your Beyoncé conspiracy theories, OK, internet? Commenters lashed out at the House of Deréon designer after she fumbled ...

Sheila E. Is Moved to Tears After Delivering Powerful Prince Tribute at BET Awards 2016

E! News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices

It's safe to say Sheila E. made Prince proud tonight. After an evening filled with musical tributes, it was Prince's former fiancée who helped end th...

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...

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...

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...

Madonna Hits Back At BET After Network Disses Her Prince Tribute

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Looks like we need some "Purple Rain" to put out this fire between Madonna and BET. The 57-year-old singer hit back at the TV network after one of BET...

Five Steps to Begin Networking for Business Success

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Peter D. Rosenstein

There's a saying to get ahead 'It's not what you know but who you know' and when building a new business 'It's how many people get to know you'. Recen...

BET Acquires Soul Train Brand | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Black Voices

BET Networks today announces its acquisition of Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies....

BET And The American Black Film Festival To Produce The 2016 ABFF Awards

The Los Angeles Times | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

BET Networks and the American Black Film Festival are partnering up to produce the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, the network announced...

Stacey Dash and Whoopi Goldberg Are Both Right About BET

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment
Randy Paul Oetinger

Stacey Dash confuses me. For that matter, so does Ben Carson. They are both voices for the conservative political caucus, Dash on Fox and Carson as a presidential candidate. What I cannot grasp is their staunch advocacy on behalf of extreme conservatives given the history of that movement.

Damon Dash: 'Hates That Coonin' Is Associated with the Dash Name'

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.22.2017 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Entrepreneur and rap mogul Dame Dash, had a video interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins and shared his thoughts on his republican cousin.

Black French Angry Missing Black Hosts on BET France | Posted 10.22.2016 | Black Voices

When BET chose its first hosts for its French broadcasts, it apparently overlooked the "Black" in Black Entertainment Television. The first two announced hosts, Hedia Hinges and Raphael Yem, come from MTV and are of Arab and Asian heritage.

10 Reasons Why Black Girls Rock! Matters

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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

Kira Wyatt | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Kira Wyatt

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 06.06.2015 | 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.