Al Sharpton - Humanitarian?
The Rev. Al Sharpton, leader of the National Action Network, will be honored with a humanitarian award at the BET annual awards show at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles July 1, the network announced.
BET said Sharpton will receive the 2012 Humanitarian Award for his commitment to political activism and social reform over the last five decades.
“As the Founder and President of the National Action Network, Sharpton continues to raise awareness about civil rights and political issues, and actively takes a stand against prejudice and injustice for all people-no matter one's race, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation,” the network said in a release.
BET's president of music programming Stephen Hill praised Sharpton's service and highlighted his efforts this year in attempting to bring forth justice in the Trayvon Martin case, according to the New York Daily News.