BET will Air and Stream “BET Remembers: George Floyd,” George Floyd’s Entire Funeral Services, Starting at Noon ET on BET
NEW YORK – Millions of people across the nation, and around the world, have taken part in demonstrations that demand justice in the barbaric killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, while in Minneapolis police custody, and racial justice for Black Americans.
The rallying cry is loud and clear, Black Lives Matter and the inhumane treatment of Black people must stop.
As the country continues to mourn the passing of George Floyd, BET will commemorate his life by broadcasting his funeral service in its entirety from The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, TX.
The commercial-free live coverage of “BET Remembers: George Floyd” will air Tuesday, June 9 at Noon ET on BET, BET HER, BET.com, BET’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton, Attorney Benjamin Crump, Slim Thug, Leela James, Paul Wall, Floyd Mayweather, Congressman Al Green, and Bishop James Dixon are a few of the confirmed guests slated to attend the private memorial. The Floyd family will confirm additional guests.
“We send our deepest condolences to George Floyd’s family. It is heartbreaking, infuriating, and devastating to witness the scourge of racism in America claim lives in our community. We must use this moment to galvanize our collective power to eradicate systemic racism, violence and injustice. It is our responsibility,” said President of BET, Scott Mills. “We are committed to working closely with community leaders, organizations and our like-minded corporate partners to create a more just society. We stand in solidarity with and look to empower every member of our community who is working towards this change.”
BET has dedicated a comprehensive array of programming addressing systemic racism, the violence faced by Black people in America and the solutions to help move the country forward.
From primetime specials to round-the-clock coverage on BET.com, BET continues to drive the conversation and empower viewers.
Justice Now: A BET News Special
“Justice Now: A BET News Special,” and “Justice Now: A BET Town Hall,” hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, assembled a diverse panel of leading African American voices in activism, politics and entertainment, including George Floyd’s family, Fair Fight’s Stacey Abrams, activist and cofounder of Campaign Zero Brittany Packnett, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, Princeton University Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American studies Imani Perry, Rutgers University scholar and activist Brittney Cooper, Senator Cory Booker, singer John Legend, rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, activist Tamika Mallory, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Princeton University Department of African American Studies Chairperson Eddie Glaude, Scholar Peniel E. Joseph, Emerald Garner (daughter of Eric Garner), youth activists Michael McDowell and Luis Hernandez, and others to reflect on the killing of George Floyd, the protests that have ensued and the systemic racism that has led us to where are today.