French anti-racism activist Assa Traore is to be given a BET “Global Good Award” and she has thanked the Black Entertainment Network saying that “this recognition gives echo to our voices.”
The BET Awards is an American award show that was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
Assa Traore is set to receive a “Global Good Award”, which is dedicated to public figures who demonstrate their “commitment to the well-being of the global black community”.
The BET has been organising its awards ceremony for 20 years and this Sunday, on 28th June, the “Global Good Award” will be awarded to Assa Traore for her movement “Justice for Adama” and her fight against police violence and racism in France.
Assa Traore proudly shared the Hollywood reporter article announcing the news on her Instagram page and thanked BET for the honour, captioning the post: “This award is a recognition of four years of struggle and an encouragement for the future.
“The name of my younger brother, Adama Traore, has become that of a fight, that of our rights. This award will make it even stronger. Thank you BET for this international award, and for this recognition that gives echo to our voices.”
Adama Traore was a Malian French man who died in custody on 19th July 2016 after being restrained by police. His death triggered protests against police brutality in France, with a new resurgence and resonance since the killing of George Floyd in the USA.
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