BET TO HONOR RAYSHARD BROOKS WITH MEMORIAL SERVICE COVERAGE TUESDAY, JUNE 23 AT 1PM ET
Anchored by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill, “BET REMEMBERS: RAYSHARD BROOKS” will Simulcast Commercial-free and Blog Rayshard Brooks’ Memorial Services on
BET, BET Her and BET.com
NEW YORK, NY - June 22, 2020 – BET pays tribute to Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year old African American man tragically shot and killed by police on Friday, June 12 in Georgia. Anchored by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill, BET’s live commercial-free homegoing service coverage will simulcast on BET and BET Her in tandem with blog-style coverage on BET.com Tuesday, June 23 beginning at 1PM ET from The Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Bernice A. King, Tamela Mann, Kelly Price, Smokey Norful, Kurt Carr, and Bishop Dale C. Bronner are a few of the confirmed guests scheduled to attend the private memorial, which will feature a special video tribute by Yolanda Adams.
Throughout the month of June, BET has produced and distributed a wide range of programming addressing institutional racism, the violence faced by communities of color and the systemic reform needed to help move the country forward. From primetime news specials to nonstop coverage on BET.com to recently unveiled social justice initiative “Content for Change,” BET continues to drive the conversation and empower audiences.
For up-to-the-minute details on Rayshard Brooks’ services please visit BET.com and follow @BET & @BETNews on Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms for the latest news and developments.
# # #
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.