The network announced Thursday that basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes will also be celebrated at the Jan. 12 event in Washington at the Warner Theatre. The special airs Feb. 11.
BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.
Actress Gabrielle Union will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.
sign up for
MOST READ ON WT
Life lessons, adventures, people places and observations as I undertake my personal quest to travel to 100 or more countries before I die.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up by Lisa King Dolloff and friends.
A collection of reader guest articles, thoughts and opinions by Communities writers and breaking news and information.
New music and the arts based on the idea that pursuing truth, goodness, and beauty is the central aim of the examined life.