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BET Honors 2016, Debra Lee's Honoree Reception

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Black excellence was in ambudence Saturday evening NYC’s historic Warner Theatre for “The BET Honors” celebration.

The annual event gives distinction to African Americans for their consistent and inspiring work in their respective fields. The evening’s honorees included Lee Daniels for the Television and Film Award, Mellody Hobson for the Corporate Citizen Award, Eric H. Holder, Jr. for the Public Service Award, Patti Labelle for the Musical Arts Awards, and L.A. Reid for the Business of Entertainment Award.

Performances came from Toni Braxton, Babyface, Usher, Monica, Eddie Levert, Fantasia, Jussie Smollett, and Raheem DeVaughn. The show premieres Monday, March 14 at 8pm EST.

BET Honors 2016, Debra Lee's Honoree Reception

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On Monday, BET Networks announced that Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the Leading Women Defined Summit (LWD), presented by COVERGIRL.

As noted by a statement, the seventh annual summit will convene the nation’s most prominent African American women during Women’s History Month to help set a national agenda and actionable solutions surrounding prominent issues impacting the black community.

“We are so excited to have Hillary Clinton join us for this important and much needed discussion,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “Black women are the driver of the black vote and we are honored the summit will provide a platform to engage in constructive dialogue on the issues that matter to us the most.”

In addition to their annual award shows and events, we’re sure the network will be actively involved in the November presidential campaign.


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