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BET HER Concert Special w/ Naturi, XSCAPE, Keyshia Cole


BET HER Concert Special w/ Naturi, XSCAPE, Keyshia Cole

Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2017 — BET Networks is excited to announce BET Her’s inaugural concert special “BET HER FIGHTS: BREAST CANCER”, which was hosted by actress Naturi Naughton.   More than 30,000 black women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and BET Her is continuing its mission to put black women’s health front and center.  In honor of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the one-hour special will be a spirited evening of incredible music and positive messages, to raise awareness, celebrate cancer warriors and encourage action to save lives.  The concert featured inspirational performances from powerhouse singers Keyshia Cole, Sevyn Streeter, Alice Smith, and the incomparable girl group XSCAPE. 
“BET HER FIGHTS: BREAST CANCER” was taped Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Riverside EpiCenter in Atlanta, GA.  The broadcast will premiere on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT on BET Her, followed by a premiere at 10:00 P.M ET/PT on BET.
“BET HER FIGHTS: BREAST CANCER” will encourage women to get active, get educated, and get smart about fighting cancer, with a call to “CHECK MORE, FEAR LESS”.  Honorees include breast cancer activist Karen Eubanks Jackson, CEO of Sisters Network Inc., a powerful organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community.  Breast cancer survivor and warrior, Ericka Hart, will also be honored for her boundless dedication to exposing the socio-political impact of breast cancer in the black community.
“BET HER FIGHTS: BREAST CANCER” marks the first signature event for BET’s sister network, BET HER, which launched on September 28, 2017.  BET HER is a multi-platform lifestyle brand designed to boldly celebrate the diverse and beautiful world of Black women. A 24-hour music and entertainment channel, BET HER has its finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat and delivers compelling content that reflects, inspires and addresses the unique perspectives of Black women.  Formerly known as Centric, BET Her was rebranded to more closely align with BET’s flagship brand and connect with the channel’s mission. 
The taping in Atlanta was preceded by a health awareness fair for the show audience featuring representatives from local organizations including: I Will Survive Inc., Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Dr. Speed’s Global Breast Health & Wellness Center and Planned Parenthood- Cobb Center.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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