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BET’s Black Girls Rock! 2018: Jasmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Cynthia Ervio, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams & Fantasia Give Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Queen Latifah hosted BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! awards this year in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Judith Jamison, Lena Waithe, Tarana Burke, M.A.D.Girls and Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden were all recipients of the night’s honors. The musical highlight of the evening was a tribute to Aretha Franklin with performances from Jasmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Cynthia Ervio, Stephanie Mills, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia. 


Media Questions Of The Week

Was The New Edition Story the most inspirational show on television this week?

Why did Steve Harvey end his Hoodie Awards?

How did Carolyn Bryant Donham live all these years with the fact that she falsely accused Emmett Till of harassing her?












Common, Usher & Bell Biv Devoe At BET’s Love & Happiness An Obama Celebration

 BET had a party at the White House that Dave Chappelle talked about during his monologue on Saturday Night Live.President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted  Love & Happiness An Obama Celebration on the South Lawn October 21st. Common, Usher and Bell Biv Devoe were among the performers to participate in the last official concert at the White House during the Obama era.

Sheila E. Talks To Billboard About Her BET Prince Tribute


Sheila E. talks to Billboard about the logistics of her amazing tribute to Prince at the BET Awards this year. There were initial plans to have Morris Day, Chaka Khan, Larry Graham and The Revolution but things did not work out on schedule. She also explains how she chose the songs and the challenge of their quick rehearsal time. Read the whole interview here.


The New Edition Story Trailer

BET has a new mini-series about New Edition and this is the first trailer. The cast members playing the group introduced themselves last night at the BET Awards with an onstage introduction from Bobby Brown. Wood Harris, Bryshere Y. Gray, Duane Martin, Tank, Michael Rapaport, Bre-Z, Monica Calhoun and Lisa Nicole Carson have roles in the series which will air over three consecutive nights. All of the members of New Edition are consultants on the series which is scheduled to air in 2017.