McDonald’s 365Black Awards Salutes Influential African Americans

Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Among Others Are Saluted ‘In The Golden Spotlight’

OAK BROOK, Ill.  (  Celebrities and dignitaries joined McDonald’s over the weekend at the 2010 McDonald’s 365Black Awards, held in New Orleans. Honored at the event were Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, US Army (Ret); philanthropists Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete; and National Black McDonald’s Operators Association CEO Rita Mack, a New-Jersey-based McDonald’s owner/operator for their achievements and contributions as African American community and business leaders.  

Activist Al Sharpton, Actress Victoria Rowell, Award-winning journalist and CNN commentator and 2008 365Black Award recipient Roland Martin, were among dignitaries present at the event hosted by Tom Joyner, nationally syndicated radio personality and one of the first recipients of the 365Black Award, recipient and Sherri Shepherd, television co-host of “The View.” Since 2003, the McDonald’s 365Black Awards have recognized African American leaders who are bettering the lives of African Americans across the nation.

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