In an effort to assist people of color during this difficult time, BET is setting up a benefit show featuring DJ Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia and Melvin Crispell III.

The event named The Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort broadcast special will air April 22nd at 8 PM ET in hopes of giving viewers up-to-date information and resources pertaining to the current Corona Virus pandemic. Further proceeds will be donated to African American communities severely impacted by COVID-19. The special will be hosted by singer and actress Kelly Rowland, TV personality Terrence J and actress Regina Hall.

“Every day, there are new reports of how this pandemic is killing African Americans at much higher rates than other communities,” said Scott Mills, BET president. “BET is using all of our resources – our capital, our media platforms, our relationships with the creative community, sponsors, businesses and charitable organizations to support our community in this time of crisis.”

For reliable scientific information regarding the current Corona Virus outbreak, feel free to visit the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation website.

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