COVID-19 is impacting citizens across the globe but in cities like Chicago, the death rates fo those infected are significantly higher in the African-American community than the others. In response, BET is teaming with NAACP, United Way Worldwide, and leaders in the creative, civil rights and business communities, to aid the Black communities hurt by the crisis.

Deadline reports one of those efforts is Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort. The special will air on BET on April 22 at 8 PM ET, bringing in Kelly Rowland, Terrence J and Regina Hall as hosts.

The fund is a partnership with United Way Worldwide that will assist those impacted by COVID-19 and have the support of the NAACP’s Town Hall Series.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is savagely compounding the profound health and financial vulnerabilities many Black Americans face. Every day, there are new reports of how this pandemic is killing African Americans at much higher rates than other communities,” said Scott Mills, President of BET. “BET is using all of our resources – our capital, our media platforms, our relationships with the creative community, sponsors, businesses and charitable organizations to support our community in this time of crisis.”

Saving Our Selves will have special guests including DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia and more.

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