Marc Lamont Hill Preps New BET Talk Show ‘Black Coffee’
Marc Lamont Hill will continue to bring the pop culture analysis thanks to a new show with BET.
According to Deadline, the activist and former CNN commentator will be hosting a morning digital talk show called Black Coffee.
BET announced on Tuesday that the show will premiere on Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m. ET across Facebook Watch, Twitter, YouTube, BET Now App and BET.com. Clearly, the network is making this as accessible as possible.
The half-hour daily series “will keep viewers up to speed on Black Twitter’s buzziest conversations” and will also “feature news-making interviews with top celebrities, athletes, and social media stars,” according to the network.
“We are excited to have Marc host our new irreverent digital series. Marc is one of the nation’s leading voices on culture, entertainment, sports, and politics, with equal parts unfiltered wit and raw street savvy,” said David A. Wilson, SVP of Digital Content and Studios for BET Networks.
Hill also added:
“BET Networks has been home to me for many years, and I am proud to expand our partnership with this innovative series. I look forward to galvanizing the Black community on our platforms and encouraging dialogue that moves the culture forward.”
Hill will be joined by co-hosts Gia Peppers and Jameer Pond when they tape Monday through Friday in New York.
Hill’s new show comes after CNN terminated his contract back in November after he made controversial comments criticizing Israel and their occupation in Palestine. “We have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grass-roots action, local action and international action that will give us what justice requires and that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea,” Hill said at the time.
Black Coffee will not be Hill’s first hosting venture. Back in 2016 he hosted Vh1 Live! and before this, he covered politics, news and entertainment as a host for HuffPost Live. On top of all this, Hill is still a professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University and he continues to do activist work around the world.
The man of many talents is sure to have an interesting take come June 3.