BET Announces Special Programming Lineup to Address Systemic Racism in America

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BET has announced a series of special programs on Tuesday in response to the continued civil unrest across the United States following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. …

The first special, “Justice Now: A BET News Special,” airs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will feature dialogue with George Floyd’s family, former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Senator Cory Booker, singer John Legend, Rapper TI, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, activist Tamika Mallory, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Princeton University Department of African American Studies Chairperson Eddie Glaude, Scholar Peniel E.

The network is also planning a Presidential Forum for June 19, in which President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden have been invited to share their concerns on a range of issues facing the Black community.The full programming lineup can be found below. “We stand in steadfast solidarity with George Floyd’s family, the many victims of racist brutality, and those who are using their voices and platforms to challenge it,” said President of BET, Scot Mills. “There are no easy solutions for these systemic issues of racism, injustice, and trauma.

 

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