For the second 12 months in a row, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and BET are partnering for Basis Friday, which features a city corridor and an awards present. 

On September 17, which can also be Nationwide Black Voter Day, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT,  BET and BET Her will air the CBCF Annual Nationwide City Corridor and the 2021 Phoenix Awards for CBCF’s digital fiftieth Annual Legislative Convention (ALC). The exhibits will also be seen on-line. Actress Angela Bassett will host the digital ceremony.

CBCF President and CEO, Tonya Veasey mentioned in a press release, “We’re proud to resume our partnership with BET to permit viewers nationwide to view our ALC 50 signature occasions. BET continues to be a big cultural drive in Black American life. And, it’s becoming we share our impactful civic dialogue and celebration of Black excellence by this community. Within the fiftieth 12 months of the Congressional Black Caucus, we additionally worth this chance to showcase the hard-fought historic and present work these legislators to advance the worldwide Black group.”

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The Phoenix Awards, which honors people who made important contributions to society can even embrace performances from En Vogue, Leela James, Wayne Brady, Ledisi, Mali Music and Jonathan McReynolds, Stokley, Rapsody, and Chaka Khan.

President Joe Biden can also be scheduled to make an look on the Phoenix Awards.

Journalist April Ryan will host the city corridor, which incorporates discussions on well being fairness, schooling, voting rights, and prison justice. Activists and alter makers  will be part of as panelists, resembling Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and Vice President of Social Influence at BET, Brittany Packnett Cunningham.

“BET continues to make the most of all of our assets, platforms and partnerships to mobilize Black civic engagement throughout the nation,” Jeanine Liburd, BET’s Chief Social Influence and Communications Officer mentioned in a press release.  “We’re proud to accomplice with Congressional Black Caucus Basis, to supply content material that empowers and conjures up disenfranchised communities to advocate for equality and with nationwide campaigns resembling Nationwide Black Voter Day, have the entire instruments that permits them to train their civic responsibility to vote. There may be much more work to be accomplished, and BET will stay on the entrance traces combating for equality, justice and options, for Black Individuals not just for one night time, however all year-round.”

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