‘BET Honors’ announces All-Star Performers + 2015 Mega Specials Calendar

Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

BET Networks announced Thursday that performers, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz will pay tribute to this year’s honorees at “The BET Honors” 2015. The show will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. tomorrow (Saturday, January 24) and will premiere on Monday, February 23 at 9:00 pm during Black History Month.

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of extraordinary leaders, “The BET Honors” recognizes trailblazers in art, music, theater, education, technology and business. This year’s recipients include:  Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Arts Award); Usher Raymond (Musical Arts Award); Kanye West (Visionary Award); John W. Thompson (Technology and Business Award) and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award).  Joining the star-studded lineup includes presenters, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Diahann Carroll and Glynn Turman.  Television personality, actor and comedian, Wayne Brady returns as host of the show for the second year.

BET Honorees

In other related BET news, the network has also released this year’s “Mega Specials” Calendar.  Check it out below:

  • Black Girls Rock celebrates the brilliance of Black Women. It tapes Mar. 28 and airs April 5.
  •  BET Awards celebrates its 15th Anniversary this summer.  It airs live on June 28.
  • BET Hip Hop Awards returns for its ninth year. The show will premiere on Oct. 13.
  •  Soul Train Awards returns on Centric & BET in November from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
  • Celebration of Gospel features today’s top gospel artists. The show tapes Dec. 5 and airs Jan. 2016.

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lest your firm be unmemorable to the client.

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See what you like about their logos. Make notes.
Try and gauge how their logos make you perceive their
law firms. Do their logos make the firms appear professional or
do they seem like the firms are unremarkable? Think about what you like and
don’t like about these firm logos when deciding on how your
own logo is going to look.

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Do you want your logo to be modern or traditional?

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What does that mean? Open Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
Type your law firm name in Times New Roman, Georgia, or Garamond font.
Then, type your firm name again in either Arial or Helvetica.
The first three fonts are considered serif fonts because you can see they have little lines
on the bottom and sides of letters like A, B, and C.

The sans-serif fonts do not have these lines. Serif
fonts are associated with newspapers, considered more traditional fonts.
Sans-serif fonts are associated with Internet content and are considered modern. Do you want your law
firm to have the appearance of a traditional, storied practice
or do you want it to appear sleek, adaptive, and modern? The choice is yours.

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Now that we’ve decided whether to go serif or sans-serif,
we need to choose which font is going to represent the firm.

First thing’s first, it should be noted that you
should NOT use a commonly used font. Arial, Helvetica, Times New
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fonts. They see Times New Roman while reading the newspaper.

They see Helvetica when getting on the subway.
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There are many sites where you can download fonts for free.

Google has a directory of free fonts, most of which you’re guaranteed to not have come across.
Take a look around. Use the Google Font tool
to test out your law firm name in different fonts and compare them side by side.

One last tip on choosing a font: Don’t be indecisive.
While two or three fonts may look similar to you,
your clients will never know the difference when you choose a font for your law
firm logo. They will never know that it was down to three similar fonts.
The client will likely not be influenced any differently by
similar looking fonts. You may want to ask someone else for their opinion on two or three fonts,
but make a choice and stick with it.

Tip 4: Choose your colors

Online you can find many color wheel tools useful
to help web designers choose color schemes. Click on a primary color
and they will suggest complementary colors. Just make sure that you use a color selection helping tool.

Otherwise, you may end up picking two colors that just don’t work

When picking colors try avoiding those of a law firm in your practice area and region.
You want to make sure you stand apart in the mind of the client.

If you think every color combination has been taken by the firms in your
region, just ensure that your logo look different to distinguish you from your competitors.

Tip 5: Images or No Images?

Often a law firm logo entails an arrangement of the names
of the partners. Sometimes it’s an abbreviation of those
names. Other times, the logo includes a tried and true
symbol of the legal profession – the scales of justice
– or a gavel – alongside the partner names.

Generally, I hate the scales of justice and gavel.

They’ve been played out. They’re overdone. They’re sickening.

They’re unimaginative.

If you are going to include an image alongside your partner names,
why not include a memorable image that represents your law firm, conveys professionalism,
and also originality? You can do this by including an image, if you so choose, of the initials of the firm partners’ names.

If the firm is Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, you could
have a small CPS initialed logo. This is a more modern element to law firm logos,
differentiates the firm, and also looks professional.
So, if you are going to include an image, consider shelving the gavel and scales
for something a bit more contemporary and unique.


With all of these tips in mind, you’re ahead of the game.
Whether you decide to make a logo yourself or
approach logo designers, you know what you want your logo to convey.
You know the message you want your clients to receive. You know how your competitors
look and how you’re going to look different.
Now, you can clearly envision what your logo is going to look like without having to get wildly different designs from a designer that won’t be useful for your firm.

If you are proficient at Photoshop, I would suggest taking a shot at creating
a logo yourself. If not, maybe you should consider hiring a logo designer.
In this crowdsourcing era of Internet technology, logo designs
can be incredibly inexpensive. There are many sites now like
where you can crowdsource your logo design, having up to
several hundred design mock-ups sent to you by freelance designers, with you choosing
and paying for your favorite.

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