BET’s COVID-19 Relief Effort aired on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Join us in a celebration of hope – A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort a partnership with @unitedway, hosted by Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall, Terrence J, and Kelly Rowland. #BETCovidRelief
Posted by BET on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Recent data has established that the COVID-19 pandemic is infecting and killing Black people in the United States at disproportionately high rates, highlighting existing racial disparities in resources, health and wellness, and access to medical care.
Anchored by CBS News’s Gayle King and a team of CBS News correspondents, the one-hour special addressed the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on the African-American community, and provided helpful and accurate information for viewers looking to protect themselves and their families from the epidemic’s spread.
The One-Hour Special, featured interviews with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah L. Birx, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Business Executive Mellody Hobson, Inspirational Speaker Iyanla Vanzant, Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, Educator John B. King Jr., Policy Advocate Heather McGhee, Entrepreneur John Hope Bryant, and CBS News’s Michelle Miller, Jericka Duncan, Vladimir Duthiers, and Anne-Marie Green.
Special guests for the special included Dj Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III, and many others.