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Over the weekend, the 2013 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Honors took place in Washington D.C. The ceremony which brings together Hollywood’s elite to honor them for their personal achievement and philanthropy was held at the historic Warner Theater.
This year honorees included pastor T.D. Jakes (Allstate Award for Education), legendary R&B singer Chaka Kahn (Pantene Award for Musical Arts), actress Halle Berry (Lexus Award for Service), WNBA player Lisa Leslie (U.S. Army Award for Athletics), and the Godfather of Black Music, Clarence Avant (AT&T Entrepreneur Award).
Actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show, which had a multitude of attendees and performers including Wayne Brady, Mint Condition, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, Y’anna Crawley, Cedric the Entertainer, Kem, Russ Parr, and BET Executives Debra Lee and Stephen Hill.
It was truly a night to remember for and the event was all for a good cause. Proceeds from BET HONORS 2013 will benefit Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Inc., an organization that provides opportunities for African American boys and young men in greater Washington, D.C. by developing their potential and empowering them to transform their lives and communities.
BET Honors 2013 premieres during Black History Month on February 11, 2013.
Review provided by Najah Goldstein