Tomorrow, Feb. 18, beginning at 11:30am ET/8:30am PT, BET and Centric will air Live: The Homegoing of Whitney Houston, a BET News special. On-air correspondents April Woodard and Lola Oguinake will bring complete live, in-depth coverage of the legendary pop star’s funeral from her childhood church, New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, New Jersey. Later that day, on BET at 7pm ET/PT, in the one-hour special BET Remembers Whitney, BET News correspondent Bevy Smith sits down with confidants and colleagues of the Queen of Pop, including Kim Burrell, Kelley Price, Faith Evans, Ledisi, India.Arie, Tisha Martin Campbell and Tichina Arnold […]
The world was shocked and saddened today to hear of the passing of legendary and influential Soul Train creator, executive producer and host (for 22 of its 35 seasons) Don Cornelius, who was found in his Los Angeles home dead of a gunshot wound in what appears to have been a suicide, though the investigation was said to be ongoing. He was 75. “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Don Cornelius,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman & CEO of BET Networks. “He was a pioneer in the television and music industries, and his legacy and influence […]
By Jeff Pfeiffer Follow @ChannelGuideJP Originally scheduled to have been dedicated back in August until Hurricane Irene put things on hold, the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will finally be officially dedicated this Sunday, Oct. 16. BET, Centric and BET.com will feature a live, commercial-free simulcast of the dedication starting at 11am ET, hosted by BET News anchor Ed Gordon, correspondent Lola Ogunnaike and special contributor Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post. The event will feature an opening performance by Aretha Franklin and an address by President Obama to formally dedicate the memorial.
Here are a few television highlights to check out this month in celebration of Black History Month. All times Eastern. Programming subject to change; check back throughout the month for additions and changes. Way Black When: Prime Time — TV One, weeknights throughout February at 10pm. This month of programming reflects back on the golden age of black culture that emerged during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Way Black When: Prime Time is a one-hour talk show that showcases black pop culture icons across the three decades. Each weeknight at 11pm there will be a decade-specific film related to the […]
With little fanfare, this morning BET J relaunched as the new, 24-hour entertainment network Centric. The channel — a partnership between BET Networks and MTV Networks — features artists, music, series, movies and reality programming geared toward African-American and multicultural adults in the 25-54 year-old demographic. Some highlights of what’s on Centric during its launch week:
By RabbitEars Particularly following the election of President Obama, there has been increased interest in the “NEWBOs” — the New Black Overclass — a growing group of African Americans who have gone from working class to the wealthy class at a young age, and who are now building wealth for future generations.These include those who have made fortunes in the worlds of sports, entertainment and media. Black Entertainment Television (BET) today announced the creation of a new network to appeal to such affluent, trend-setting and sophisticated black adults. The network, called Centric, is set to launch in the fourth quarter […]