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BET Networks Celebrates Extraordinary Talents on ‘The BET Honors’

“The BET Honors” honorees for 2015 include, from left, Usher Raymond IV, Phylicia Rashad, Johnnetta B. Cole, Kanye West and John W. Thompson. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

BET Networks’ eighth annual “The BET Honors” airing Monday night pays tribute to the contributions of African Americans in the areas of education, theater, business and technology, music and innovation.

Comedian Wayne Brady hosts the show for the second year, honoring Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Award), 21-time Grammy Award-winning entrepreneur Kanye West (Visionary Award), multi-platinum recording star Usher (Musical Arts Award), Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award) and Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson (Business & Technology Award).

“The BET Honors” airs at 9 p.m. EST on BET.

The roster of performers for the show included Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson and West. It was taped Jan. 24 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Keisha Knight Pulliam, Anthony Anderson, Damon Dash, Bobby Brown, Glynn Turman and Diahann Carroll are awards presenters.

Proceeds from the private sale of “The BET Honors” benefit the National Cares Mentoring Program.

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