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BET Honors WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie during Black History Month

January 17, 2013 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)

NEW YORK, NY -- (December 20, 2012) -- BET Networks presents BET HONORS, a star studded unforgettable night celebrating distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Hosted by acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union, this year's show recognizes the savvy business acumen of music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant known to many as the "Godfather of Black Music," the humanitarian work and philanthropic efforts of Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, the influential leadership, humanitarian and educational reach of T.D. Jakes, the invaluable contributions of ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan who will be celebrating 40 years in music and entertainment and the athletic agility and dynamism of three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold winner Lisa Leslie. BET HONORS will tape at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 and will premiere on February 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm* during Black History Month on BET Networks.

BET HONORS has become a staple in BET history by celebrating extraordinary African-Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean "Diddy" Combs along with memorable past performances by Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Patti LaBelle. Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks are executive producers, along with Jesse Collins of Jesse Collins Productions.

For more information on the BET HONORS, visit http://www.bet.com/bethonors Also,. join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETHonors; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BET.

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