In a historic show of unity, leading African-American media entities are uniting to bring awareness of black buying power to large advertisers and general audiences through the #INTHEBLACK campaign, which launches today. Continue reading
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By Adam Bryant, The N.Y. Times
Debra L. Lee is the chairwoman and chief executive of the BET Networks. She says that although she is a consensus builder, she has learned over time that as the C.E.O., “it had to be about where I wanted to take this company.” Continue reading
From Anissa Rochester
Dear Debra Lee,
I’m Janita Patrick, a 15-year-old African-American female from Cincinnati. Recently, I watched the 2009 BET Awards and felt the strongest urge to reach out to the program. My family is of the typical middle-class variety; both parents and four brothers. See, I’m a junior in high school (got skipped), so naturally EVERYBODY in my age group watches BET. I’m used to seeing the sagging pants, tattoos, lack of emphasis on reading and respecting women that makes up your videos. People in my class live this out everyday, while teachers tell us that we’re acting just like the people in your shows.
In celebration of the 75th year, the Apollo held a gala benefit tribute concert and awards ceremony mondy night. Music man Quincy Jones and the diva Patti LaBelle were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. An honor definitely earned by these two entertainment giants.
Bill Cosby waves on his way down the red carpet
Comedian, actor and champion of the community Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby were awarded the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award.
This wonderful night would not be complete without beginning on the red carpet. And there is nothing like the red carpet in Harlem in front of the Apollo on 125th street.
BET Holdings CEO Debra L. Lee
Harlem was out in full force to see the big names walk the carpet and they were not disappointed. The crowd went crazy when the triple threat himself, Jamie Foxx stepped out of the limo. “We love you Jaime” could be heard down the block. Always a crowd pleaser, Jamie posed for various fan photos, before moving on to the press for interviews. Other crowd favorites on red carpet were Patti LaBelle, Bill and Camille, Quincy Jones, Gayle King, the View’s Sherri Shepherd, Harlemite Dougie Fresh and of course Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey moving swiftly after arriving late
For more information about the Apollo, visit www.apollotheater.org
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