BET Awards 2020 preview: Beyoncé to be honored and Kobe Bryant remembered

The superstar singer and actress will obtain the award in recognition of her BeyGOOD initiative, by way of which she has established a number of scholarship and philanthropic foundations.


Most recently, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Beyoncé teamed up along with her mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, for the #IDIDMYPART mobile testing initiative, supporting Houston communities of shade which were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Beyoncé also donated to support organizations on the floor which are working to satisfy the bodily and psychological well being wants of these most susceptible.

Her good deeds continued for Juneteenth, following the release of her latest track, “Black Parade,” with the creation of BeyGOOD’s Black Business Fund, administered by the National Urban League, to support Black-owned small companies.

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There will also be tributes to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant and iconic singer Little Richard, with performances by rapper Lil Wayne and Wayne Brady.

The BET Awards, which honor Black excellence in entertainment and sports activities, coincide with an ongoing cultural reckoning with racial injustice and police brutality.

“We need something to brighten us up, to uplift us,” BET Award nominee Karen Clark Sheard, member of the legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, said about the timing of Sunday’s show in an interview this week.

“It’s certainly an opportunity to have this moment and we thank BET for giving us this opportunity just to appreciate those who have been a blessing to us,” added Clark Sheard.

“It’s time for us to really speak victory into the lives of so many people who have suffered loss and even those that are going through it right now,” her sister, Dorinda Clark-Cole said.

The BET Awards will air Sunday on BET and CBS starting at eight p.m. EST.

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