Introducing What's at Stake

Introducing What's at Stake

BET web series starts open dialogue about topics that matter to young African-Americans.

Published October 23, 2014

Welcome to What's at Stake, BET's new web series, which asks young people, "What are the issues that matter most to you?" 

The web series will bring the topics of education, voting rights and unemployment to the forefront through a series of roundtable conversations hosted by BET News Correspondent Marc Lamont Hill. Hill will also be hosting "meet-ups" on college campuses, where students can have open conversations about pressing issues in their communities.

"Here at BET we started a new initiative. It's called What's at Stake, where we talk about the issues that matter to you. And we don't talk to you, we talk with you," Hill said. 

The first series of webisodes focuses on education and financial aid. Panelists include singer Elle Varner, community activist Tamika D. Mallory, communications director for Black Media of the RNC Orlando Watson, and Howard University student Corey Arvinger. In the second week's episodes, Marc Lamont Hill heads to Atlanta to talk to students at Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta about voting rights and why voting in the midterm elections is crucial to African-American voters. In the third installment, panelists talk about unemployment, minimum wage and how they affect Black America. Take a look below.

Now we want to hear from you. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #whatsatstake telling BET the issues that are affecting you. 

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Written by Natelege Whaley

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