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Halle Berry, Chaka Khan among 2013 BET Honorees

Thursday, December 20, 2012
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends a special screening of Frankie and Alice in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends a special screening of "Frankie & Alice" in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file) (AP Photo)

Halle Berry and Chaka Khan will be honored at the 2013 BET Honors.

The network announced Thursday that basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes will also be celebrated at the Jan. 12 event in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theatre. The special airs Feb. 11.

BET Honors highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.

Maya Angelou was among the honorees at this year's BET Honors. First Lady Michelle Obama presented her award.

Actress Gabrielle Union will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.

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