Posted by | Ray Cornelius

“Cloud Atlas” star Halle Berry and R&B Diva Chaka Khan are among those being honored at the 2013 BET Honors.  The network announced yesterday that the Oscar winning-actress and the soul music legend would be recognized along with  former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and mega church leader T.D. Jakes on January 12 at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.

Chaka Khan, Bishop T. D. Jakes and Lisa Leslie

BET Honors  highlights African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.  Last year’s honorees included Dr. Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, Beverly Kearney and the Tuskegee Airmen.

Actress Gabrielle Union will serve as the host. Performers will be announced at a later date.

BET Honors  airs on February 11, 2013.