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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 10.09.2014 | 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.

BET Isn't the Only One Policing Gender

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

At the BET Awards, B. Scott had his unique gender expression and appearance on the red carpet policed. Known for his luxurious hair, beat face, and fabulous outfits, B. Scott was confronted by a situation that many who refuse to conform to society's expectation of manhood find ourselves.

Real Talk With Rob Smith Podcast Episode 2: B. Scott's BET Brouhaha, Gaga Rallies the Gays, and Week 1,938 of the George Zimmerman Trial

Rob Smith | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

LISTEN: Hosted by author, lecturer, veteran, writer, and LGBT activist Rob Smith, the weekly podcast Real Talk With Rob Smith covers race, politic...

BET's Apology Doesn't Cut It For B. Scott

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — A TV personality who says BET forced him to tone down his typically feminine look to appear on its pre-awards show is rejecting the ...

NBA Finals Brings Opera Companies Head-to-Head

Justin Moss | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports
Justin Moss

With an even playing field laid out and growing expectations for both teams, it was the perfect time for two opera companies to arrange a friendly bet.

Looking For Replacements?

The YBF | Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

A one week vacay for co-hosts of a daily show won't raise any eyebrows. But we're going on several weeks now since "106 & Park hosts Shorty da Prince...

WATCH: 'Star Trek' Star Clarifies Surprising Comments She Made About Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Zoe Saldana has an issue with labels -- of any kind. During a recent interview with BET, the actress discussed her role in the recently released "...

Started FromThe Bottom, Now He's On Top Of BET

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. BET announced the nominees Tuesday. Rappers ...

Guess Which Award Show He's Hosting

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Chris Tucker will host this year's BET Awards. The network announced Tuesday that the comedian-actor will host the show June 30 from...