BET Teams Up With Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to Broadcast Annual Legislative Conference Events

BET and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) are teaming up once again to broadcast the 50th Annual Legislative Conference events, including the National Town Hall and Phoenix Awards.

Programming will air on BET on Friday, September 17, also known as Foundation Friday and National Black Voter Day, starting with the National Town Hall at 7 p.m. ET/PT.  The CBCF National Town Hall will assemble renowned thought leaders to for a conversation, moderated by April Ryan, about 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 virtual Phoenix Awards will follow, with Angela Bassett serving as host. The annual awards ceremony seeks to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to society. Previous Phoenix Award honorees include President Barack Obama, Rev. Al Sharpton, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Tamika Mallory, and the late U.S. Representative John Lewis. President Joe Biden is set to appear during the virtual ceremony, alongside performances by Wayne Brady, Chaka Khan and more.

The members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be honored for their service, accomplishments, and efforts to eliminate the many disparities that continue to exist for millions of Black Americans. This year, the ceremony will also celebrate 50 years of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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SOURCE: Deadline, Alexandra Del Rosario

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