First Lady Michelle Obama to Participate in BET Honors 2012

The annual event honors the achievements of African-American legends.

Posted: 01/12/2012 12:29 PM EST
Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama will be one of the stars who brighten the annual BET Honors award program, which will air on the network on Feb. 13. The star-studded event, now in its fifth year, honors the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union will be the evening’s host.

 

This year’s honorees include poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education).

 

The BET Honors 2012 also will feature performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Common, Terrence Howard and other stars from the music and film industries. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Metro TeenAIDS, a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS through education, support and advocacy.

 

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