The BET Honors are Back!

The awards show honoring black excellence is back in its fifth consecutive year.

Posted: 12/12/2011 09:00 AM EST

The illustrious awards show honoring legendary black excellence is back for a fifth consecutive year! Talented actress Gabrielle Union will once again serve as host for the star-studded affair, taking place on Saturday, January 14 at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. 

The memorable night will celebrate the outstanding achievements of seven extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. The 2012 honored recipients include renowned poet/author Dr. Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education).

Performer announcements that will be rolled out in the upcoming weeks are sure to compliment the legends and icons that are being honored, illiciting "ooos" and "aahs," from fans of the awards show to seasoned media mavens. 

Be sure to keep it locked to BET.com/BETHonors for more information on the show!

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