BET Awards honors Trayvon Martin

Mariah Carey BET Awards

(Seriously??) Hollywood’s brightest stars came out for the annual BET Awards Sunday night and once again took time to honor the late Whitney Houston.

With all the star power at the BET Awards — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few — the most stirring moment came not from a superstar, but from the mother of one.

Presenters included Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, who wore a T-shirt that had a picture of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Frankie Beverly featuring Maze were honored with the lifetime achievement award, and they were serenaded with performances by Tyrese, Faith Evans and Joe. Rev. Al Sharpton received the humanitarian award, and urged the crowd to vote this November.

“This election is not just about Obama, this is about your momma,” he said.

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