BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 7/2/21012Published by Blair Bedford on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:20 am.
1. Alicia Keys, Oprah, Liya Kebede, Laila Ali Top List of Extraordinary Women
For its July/August issue, business magazine Fast Company has listed 60 women who are doing extraordinary things in their careers. Oprah, Laila Ali, Liya Kebede and Alicia Keys (who landed on the issue’s cover) are among some of the Black women who’ve made the cut. [MORE]
2. Kevin Hart Joins Remake of About Last Night
Kevin Hart’s career is on fire. Last year’s BET Awards host, who is among the BET Awards 2012 presenters, has added another film to his already crowded roster.
Hart is the first to board a remake of 1986 brat pack comedy About Last Night, which originally starred Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Jim Belushi. The Think Like a Man star will take over Belushi’s role of Bernie, best friend and wing man to Danny (originally played by Lowe), who starts a relationship with his one-night stand Debbie (portrayed by Moore in the 1986 version). [MORE]
3. This Day in Black History: July 2, 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed into law. The legislation abolished segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants and hotels. It also banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries and public schools. [MORE]
4. 6 Surprising Ways the Health Care Law Will Change Your Life
Under the Affordable Care Act, mammograms, physicals and vaccinations are among the preventive care services that will be fully covered by insurance companies. [MORE]