Halle Berry, Chaka Khana and T.D. Jakes Among 2013 BET Honorees

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Singer Chaka Khan, actress Halle Berry, religious leader T.D. Jakes, athlete Lisa Leslie and music executive Clarence Avant are among the many personalities being honored at the 2013 BET Honors.

The event, which takes place January 12 in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theatre, will highlight African Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.

The special airs on February 11 and will be hosted by actress Gabrielle Union. A list of performers will be announced at a later date.

Pictured: Actress Halle Berry arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)