What In the Weekend With Nikki Woods: BET Hands Out Awards, Mrs. Carter Rocks

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    As Black Music Month draws to a close it’s fitting that is is one of the busiest weekends yet this year for Black Music. The BET Awards and it’s newest component – the BET Experience features a weekend’s worth of partying, concerts and the Big Show. Anthony Hamilton and Mary J. Blige continue their runs across the country on their respective tours. And where there’s black music, there must be Beyonce, who does two concerts in the L.A. area and one in Vegas in the next few days. Whew! Mrs. Carter don’t play. Here’s the rest of what’s going on this weekend.

    HOT ON TV:

    All Times Eastern

    Friday, June 28

    “Menace to Society”

    Fuse 10:30 p.m

    The groundbreaking movie about life in a Los Angeles ghetto turned 20 this year

    “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam Live From Atlanta”

    Showtime, 10 p.m.

    Gina Yashere, Red Grant and Finesse MItchell are among the comics performing under the former NBA star’s imprint

    Saturday, June 29

    “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

    Showtime, 10 p.m.

    A documentary explores Pryor’s comic genius

    Sunday, June 30

    “Ray Donovan”

    Showtime, 10 p.m.

    Pooch Hall, formerly of “The Game” stars in this new series about Donovan, a Hollywood fixer with an ex-con father

    “BET Awards”

    BET, 8 p.m.

    The annual awards fest features performances by Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Justin Timberlake and Snoop; Chris Tucker hosts

    SEE IT:

    “White House Down”

    Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx team up in what should be billed as a comic action thriller when the White House comes under siege.


    “The Heat”

    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are an FBI agent and a Boston cop who team up to bring down a drug kingpin


    READ IT:

    “After The Dawn” by Francis Ray

    When Suzanne Colllins takes over her father’s company she is forced to work with an old flame


    Friday, June 28


    Hampton Jazz Festival

    Hampton Coliseum

    Jill Scott, The O’Jays, Gladys Knight, Fantasia, Bobby Brown and more

    (through 6/30)


    Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Marcus Canty

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