BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16– WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

09/15/21

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16– WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

“THE CBCF NATIONAL TOWN HALL” and “THE PHOENIX AWARDS” PREMIERES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 ON BET AND BET HER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 IS NATIONAL BLACK VOTER DAY

New York, NY – September 16, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of September 16 – September 29 includes:

ON BET:

“THE CBCF TOWN HALL” and “THE PHOENIX AWARDS” PREMIERES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 STARTING AT 7PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

“The Phoenix Awards” host Angela Bassett

(From L-R: Black Information Network President, Tony Coles, CEO of DoSomething.org, DeNora Getachew, moderator and political analyst April Ryan, Procter & Gamble Chief Communications Officer, Damon Jones; and activist, educator, organizer, writer and MSNBC analyst, Brittany Packnett Cunningham participate in the CBCF “National Town Hall”.)

BET will broadcast two CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) signature events for the second consecutive year. Viewers can watch a pre-taped airing of the National Town Hall and the Phoenix Awards for CBCF’s virtual 50th ALC on Friday, September 17, starting at 7 PM ET/PT, on BET and BET Her.

The CBCF “National Town Hall: Black Voices/ Black Agenda: A New Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Later” gathers renowned thought leaders to discuss the importance of creating a Black agenda, honoring Black voices in a democracy, and addressing the most pressing issues for the Black community today. The discussion, moderated by journalist April Ryan, includes segments on health equity, education, voting rights, and criminal justice. Panelists and speakers including Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty; ALC 50 honorary co-chairs, U.S. Representatives Anthony Brown and Lisa Blunt Rochester; Procter & Gamble Chief Communications Officer, Damon Jones; CEO of DoSomething.org, DeNora Getachew; Black Information Network President, Tony Coles, and activist, author, educator and Vice President of Social Impact at BET, Brittany Packnett Cunningham.

Angela Bassett will host the virtual annual “Phoenix Awards” ceremony, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society. Past Phoenix Award honorees have included President Barack Obama, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton, Secretary Hillary Clinton, activist Tamika Mallory, and the late U.S. Representative John Lewis. This year’s virtual Phoenix awards will feature a lineup of notable speakers and presenters including remarks by President Joseph R. Biden. A star-studded lineup of musical performances will feature: En Vogue, Leela James, Wayne Brady, Ledisi, Mali Music and Jonathan McReynolds, Stokley, Rapsody, and Chaka Khan.

Press Contacts: Chloe Duverge [email protected] and Luis Defrank [email protected]

September 17 is National Black Voter Day

BET with the National Urban League and several key partners, including CBCF, Inc., launch next phase of #reclaimyourvote in the fight for democracy for all.  Congressional Black Caucus to declares every third Friday in September National Black Voter Day, to acknowledge the power of Black communities in creating the futures we deserve. BET is committed to activating our communities to reclaim our votes-and our voices. Reclaim Your Vote NOW at BET.com/Vote

Press Contact: Mia Scott-Aime [email protected]

“The Chi” SEASON TWO AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

(Episode #209 “Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings”)

Episode #209 “Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings” premieres Wednesday, September 15 at 10 PM ET/PT– Brandon and Emmett hatch a plan. Emmett starts his new job. Ronnie deals with the consequences of his actions. Kevin gets into hot water with his mom. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make an exciting discovery.

(Episode #210 “The Scorpion and The Frog”)

Episode #210 “The Scorpion and The Frog” premieres Wednesday, September 15 at at 11 PM ET/PT– Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look. A trip down South leads Ronnie to confront his demons. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make a big arrest. Season finale

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]

 

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