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The Oral History of BET’s ‘Teen Summit’

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking series which ran from 1989 to 2002.

Without Black People, There Would Be No Outspoken Athletes

This month learn how impactful our Black history has been on the world.

Look: Twitter Reacts to BET Founder Bob Johnson's Comment to Give Trump a Chance

The TV exec met with Trump at his golf course on Sunday.
On the Dole

Black Unemployment Falls to 12.6 Percent in July

The overall unemployment rate was 7.4 percent.
The RLJ Legacy - Over the span of his career, BET founder and the nation’s first African-American billionaire Robert Johnson has established himself as not only a top-earner, but also a savvy entrepreneur. BET hit the air in 1980 and after twenty years of building the network, Johnson sold BET to Viacom for approximately $3 billion in 2001.With his latest acquisition of two media companies, takes a look at the many business projects of its progenitor. — Naeesa Aziz   (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bob Johnson Fights Malaria With Necktie Line

Sales of the ties fund malaria prevention and awareness.