Halle Berry, Chaka Khan among 2013 BET Honorees

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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012 file photo, Actress Halle Berry poses for the media in front of a video screen showing the face of actor Tom Hanks during her arrival for the European premiere of the movie 'Cloud Atlas' in Berlin.  Berry and Chaka Khan will be honored at the 2013 BET Honors. The network announced Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 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.   (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Halle Berry and musician 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 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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