Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Black Voices
iOS app Android app More
October 30, 2014

Beyond Ferguson -- Unrepresentative Democracy in City Elections

Election
Blend Images - Hill Street Studios via Getty Images

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis for Black Women

Here Is Why 'Redskins' Shouldn't Be Heard On Television

No Honor In Racism
Red Circle Agency

Chicago Man Says Police Stormed His Home After He Was Just Walking Down The Street

Arrest Video
NBC Chicago

Cosby Has No One to Blame But Cosby for His Sullied Image

Bill Cosby
Todd Williamson/Invision/AP

Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

Nas Finding Roots
PBS

Republicans Fear Price To Pay For Attacks On Black Interests

Vote
Blend Images - Hill Street Studios via Getty Images

Zambian President Michael Sata Dies

Michael Sata
Pool via Getty Images

Ebola Appears To Be Slowing In Liberia: WHO

Liberia
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Giants Are World Series Champions!

Giants World Series
Pool via Getty Images

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Nigeria Soldiers
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Watch This Dancing Traffic Cop Tear Up The Roads With His Sweet Moves

Dancing Cop
WTHI

Meet The Guy Who Just Bought 6,000-Plus Neglected Properties In Detroit

2551 Fischer
Motor City Mapping

LOOK
Kansas City Star's Stunning Royals Front Page

Kansas City Royals
Newseum

Coke Is Targeting Nations That Don't Have An Obesity Epidemic... Yet

New Bill Sets A Precedent For ‘The Erosion Of Free Speech'

Mumia Abu Jamal
Lisa Terry via Getty Images

New York Police Study Reveals 'Stark Racial Biases'

Nypd
Travelif via Getty Images

When It's OK To Use The 'R-Word'

Cover Mouth Black
g-stockstudio via Getty Images

Meet 3 People Working To Ensure The Next Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Take Such A Terrible Toll

Hurricane Sandy
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

White House Fears Cyberattack Underway

White House
JIM WATSON via Getty Images

How Felons' Right To Vote Protects American Democracy

Voting
Blend Images - Hill Street Studios via Getty Images

Freedom Summer, 2015

Freedom Summer Civil Rights
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Groups Pledge $8 Billion For Horn Of Africa To End Poverty

Ethiopia Poverty
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Advocates Welcome Retirement Of Rikers Official Who Oversaw Violent Juvenile Facility

Rikers
NYC DOC

Ebola Researcher Raises $100,000 Via Crowdfunding

Ebola Clinic
John Moore via Getty Images

Introducing HuffPost Morocco!

Huffpost Morocco
Hisham Ibrahim via Getty Images

Official Autopsy: Darrien Hunt Was Shot In The Back

Darrien Hunt
ASSOCIATED PRESS

How Subway Dancing Became A New York Art Form -- And A Crime

Kid The Wiz
Emily Kassie

Graphic Video Released In 2012 Police Shooting Of Michigan Man Milton Hall

Milton Hall
ACLU of Michigan

Activists Continue Push For Reparations For Victims Of Chicago Police Torture

Chicago Police Torture
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Why Schools Hope Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Is Made After School Hours

Ferguson Disobedience
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Michelle Nunn Turns To John Lewis In Appeal To Black Voters

John Lewis
Jessica McGowan via Getty Images

Man Beats Impossible Odds Twice, Doubles Down On Lottery Winnings

Kenneth J
Massachusetts State Lottery

As Some Ferguson Protesters Turn On The Media, Others Cover Demonstrations Themselves

Ferguson Cnn
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Where To Vote For Election Day 2014

Voting
Marilyn Nieves via Getty Images

Angela Bassett Defends Her Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic

Angela Bassett
Steve Granitz via Getty Images

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today

Muhammad Ali
Art For-cars Faul/500px

Attackers Called African Boys 'Ebola' In Brutal NYC School Beating

Boys Beaten Ebola
Google Maps

Tiki Barber On Russell Wilson Criticism: It's An 'Excuse'

Tiki Barber
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Comedian Tommy Davidson Looks Back On Being Adopted Into A White Family In The '60s

Tommy Davidson
HuffPost Live

WATCH
These Young Women Call Out Mainstream Feminism For The Voices It Has Neglected

Brave New Voices Feminism
YouTube / YouthSpeaks

Follow HuffPost

    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. Most Popular on HuffPost
    2. Latest News
    3. Black Voices
    4. View all RSS feeds

Chris Rock Shows A Totally Different 'Prince' In 'SNL' Promos

Snlrock
NBC

Rihanna Gets Risqué For AmfAR

Rihanna
Steve Granitz/WireImage

The Real Story Behind Boyz II Men's Estranged Fourth Member

Boyz Ii Men
Gabriel Olsen via Getty Images

'SNL's' Michael Che Takes Heat For Street Harassment Comments

Michael Che
NBC via Getty Images

Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

Teyonah Parris
Bright Ideas Magazine

WATCH
This Was One 'Thriller' Of A Baseball Game

Thriller
AOL Huffington Post Video

Viola Davis Explains Why The Wig Had To Come Off

How To Get Away With Murder
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

This Is The Greatest Boxing Moment Since 'Rocky'

Tyson
NBC

At Least Theophilus London's New Song Features Kanye West

Theophilus London
SoundCloud

This Is What Happens When Fred Armisen & Ice-T Play Video Games

Ice T
Andy Kropa /Invision/AP

Marvel's Making A 'Black Panther' Movie

Chadwick Boseman
Andreas Rentz via Getty Images

Man Arrested For Pot Tells Cops He's Denzel Washington

Justin Lee Seay
Rutherford County Jail

13 Real-Life Struggles Of Perpetually Forgetful People

Forget
Imgur user: larhavoc

Dionne Warwick: Don't Call Me A Diva

Dionne Warwick
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

That Time Blake Griffin Attended A 'White Party' At Donald Sterling's House

Blake Griffin
YouTube

David Oyelowo Talks 'Selma'

Selma
CloudEightFilms

How Beyoncé & Jay Z Spent Their Monday Night

Beyonce Jay Z Nightcrawler
Mammoth PR

Angela Bassett Really Doesn't Want To Sing On 'American Horror Story'

Angela Bassett
FX

IT'S A GIRL!

Lebron James Savannah
Michael Loccisano via Getty Images

A Day in the Life With Angela Simmons: Girl Boss on the Rise

Angela Simmons
Stephen Lovekin via Getty Images

George Clinton Reveals The No. 1 Food You Should Never Eat On Acid

George Clinton
HuffPost Live

'No, There Aren't' Any Dionne Warwicks In Music Today

Dionne Warwick
C Brandon via Getty Images

What The Cast Of 'A Different World' Is Doing Today

A Different World Cast With Oprah
George Burns/Harpo Studios

Stars Align to Celebrate Greatness at 2011 'BET Honors'

"All of my moments are black history moments," the always stoic Cicely Tyson told BlackVoices.com during the fourth annual 'BET Honors,' which were held at Washington, D.C.'s historic Warner Theater on Jan. 15. "Every single one of them," the legendary actress furthered. "There are no two moments in my life that are not significant because it's all part of my history."

Tyler Perry BET Honors 2011 Cicely Tyson tributeTyson, with best pal, fashion designer B. Michael in tow, walked the red carpet in all of her diva grandeur. The three-time Emmy Award-winning star of films such as 'Roots,' 'Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman' and 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' said she was most excited about seeing her students from her East Orange, New Jersey Performing Arts School perform alongside gospel superstar Yolanda Adams.

A few handfuls of celebrity notables and bold-faced names came out to pay homage to Tyson (who was honored with the theatrical arts award: Actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx; fashion icon Iman; Johnson Publishing Co. heiress Linda Johnson Rice; world-renowned musician and composer Herbie Hancock; revered historian and educator Lonnie G. Bunch; as a well-heeled crowd packed the gilded auditorium.

Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, who –- in a nod to Diana Ross during her 'American Music Awards' hosting duties in the 1980s –- changed into numerous dazzling get-ups throughout the evening, the show featured performances and presentations by Tyler Perry, Anika Noni Rose, B. Smith, Hill Harper, Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Jam, Ne-Yo, Lalah Hathaway Yolanda Adams, Keyshia Cole, Guy, Tank, Angelique Kidjo, Naturally 7, Rachel Roy, Chick Corea Quartet, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, among others.



Former Floetry frontwoman Marsha Ambrosius, in what appeared to be half of her former plus-size self, was one of the evening's biggest highlights: BET chieftain Debra Lee introduced the Bristish soul vocalist, who did a one-woman tribute to the late, great "soul sister" Teena Marie. No one – aside from Lauryn Hill (in her Fugees heyday) should dare touch the blue-eyed soul powerhouse's storied repertoire, but Ambrosius' take on her signature 'Portuguese Love' did Marie's legacy justice.

For the legendary supermodel Iman, she said the honor was one of the "the highest" she's received over her 30-year career. "It's nothing higher than something bestowed upon you from your own community," the Somalian beauty – who turned heads on the red carpet with her daughter Zulekha Haywood -- told us. "And to top it all off, it's for the charity work I am beyond touched."

'BET Honors,' helmed by BET programming executives Stephen Hill and Lynne Harris Taylor, will premiere Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. Proceeds from the show's private ticket sales will be given to the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.


Take a look at some of the scenes from the show below.

Comments: (7)

Add a comment

Page 1 of 1

Add a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed but they are required to confirm your comments. When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password."