BET honors everyday heroes on frontlines of social justice and gun violence

The BET Awards took time to honor the everyday heroes who have made headlines in recent months, including a salute to James Shaw Jr., who tackled a gunman inside a Waffle House and activist journalist Shaun King.

Singer John Legend presented the honorees with BET’s first-ever Humanitarian Heroes. The noble champions included: Justin Blackman, Anthony Borges, Mamoudou Gassama, Shaun King, James Shaw Jr. and Naomi Wadler.

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