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Nipsey Hussle to be honored at 2019 BET Awards with posthumous humanitarian award

The marathon continues.

BET will honor Nipsey Hussle with a posthumous humanitarian award three months after his death, the network announced Thursday.

Connie Orlando, head of programming at BET, said in a statement, “As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader.”

She also said Hussle’s death was a “tremendous loss” to the entertainment industry and black culture, and added, “We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change.”

Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down outside of his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, a day before he was to meet with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the city’s police chief to discuss how to curb gang violence.

The 33-year-old had also opened a co-working space…

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