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Dec 13, 2011

Black Women’s Roundtable Commends BET Networks for Adding Journalist T.J. Holmes to the BET Lineup

Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, issued the following statement about BET’s announcement of a multi-platform agreement with journalist, T.J. Holmes

“On behalf of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women's Roundtable, we would like to commend BET Networks for their decision to add award-winning journalist and television personality, T.J. Holmes to the BET lineup. Mr. Holmes is highly respected in the African American community for his professionalism and outstanding news coverage.

“BET Networks appears to be making a much-needed transition to portraying more positive images of African Americans. I hope that the addition of Mr. Holmes will result in news and public affairs television programming covering critical issues challenging the African-American community. We look forward to watching Mr. Holmesʼ new show and hope to see more positive programming as BET continues to expand their offerings to appeal to a broader, more diverse audience.”


Black Women’s Roundtable is a women’s network of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. The Black Women’s Roundtable network comprises an intergenerational membership of Black women civic leaders of international, national, regional and state-based organizations and institutions that works collectively to advance policies and strategic initiatives that help to improve the lives of underserved women and girls. BWR members work in a wide range of social justice, civic, corporate, labor, academic, women and youth organizations.

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