Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

BET and AEG announced recently the panelists for the 2015 “Genius Talks” series sponsored by AT&T taking place at the BET Experience @ L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®.  Top industry icons including Floyd Mayweather, Kobe Bryant, Janelle Monáe, George Clinton and more will take part in the series of thought provoking discussions on successes, personal challenges and top world issues on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Check out the full schedule below:

3:00 p.m. PST: In Focus: Fab & Fierce Women in Hollywood

Join this dynamic group of powerhouse women who are redefining what it means to be a Black woman in Hollywood – in front of and behind the camera. Featuring Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond The Lights), Mona Scott Young (Love & Hip-Hop Series),Nicole Beharie (42, Sleepy Hollow), and Mara Brock-Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane). Moderated by comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore.

4:00 p.m. PST: FREE TO BE: Janelle Monáe & George Clinton In Conversation with Reggie Ossé

Don’t miss this celebration of two game-changing artists that revel in their unique style and individuality. Featuring the Godfather of Funk, George Clinton and the Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe as they talk musicianship, responsibility, and life outside of the ordinary – interviewed by music writer, and founder of the COMBAT JACK SHOW, Reggie Ossé.

5:00 p.m. PST: Floyd Mayweather’s Most Difficult Bout Part II

Reigning champion, Floyd Mayweather, discusses defeating Pacquio, a pending retirement, and his interests outside of the ring.

6:00 p.m. PST Kobe Unplugged: Kobe Bryant In Conversation with Jemele Hill

Superstar athlete and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant sits down with ESPN’s His & Hers co-host, Jemele Hill for an unfiltered, no-holds-barred conversation about his professional and personal journey.

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