It’s that time of year again! The BET Experience will be descending upon LA Live / Staples Center and a trifecta of Black women will be representing! That’s right, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae will be gracing BET fans with their presence!

This year’s BET Experience will be occurring June 22-25. Along with the option to purchase premium tickets, there are a lot of free events happening during the festival such as BET’s Genius Talks series.

This year, the Genius Talks round-up will be hosted by radio personality Charlamagne Tha God. Throughout the day on June 24, he’ll be talking to an array of panelists including Ross, DuVernay and Rae.  Check out the schedule below:


Saturday, June 24 – 1:00pm PT – Creative Genius – #IssaGenius – Issa Rae

Content creator & innovator, Issa Rae talks her creative process, living the awkward life, and building an empire.

Saturday, June 24 – 4:00pm PT – Creative Genius – Ava DuVernay

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and activist, Ava DuVernay continues to change the game with projects that make us laugh, cry, love, and think! Don’t miss this genius as she talks her career and being part of the solution.

Saturday, June 24 – 6:00pm PT – Black Girl Genius: Tracee Ellis Ross

Join actress, performance artist, and motivational speaker, Tracee Ellis Ross as she talks self-love, “Black-ish,” and #BlackGirlMagic.


For the entire Genius Talks lineup/schedule, head to BET’s page here! This will surely be an inspirational and exciting event!