June 10, 2016

McHonors: McDonalds To Honor Toni Braxton & Charles Tillman At Essence Festival

Toni Braxton, Lance Gross & Amber Riley

The 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards will take place on Friday, July 1, 2016 in New Orleans during the Essence Festival Weekend.

The annual star-studded mid-day awards ceremony honors outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community.

This year, the 365Black Awards will honor Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton; former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman; historian Lonnie Bunch; and McDonald’s Owner/Operator Larry Triplett.


Held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the 365Black Awards will be hosted by actors Lance Gross (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Amber Riley (“Glee”).

“We are excited to recognize these outstanding individuals for their incomparable contributions to the community,” said William Rhodes, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “Like our honorees, McDonald’s is committed to being deeply rooted in the communities we serve 365 days a year. We strive to continually create positive platforms, such as the 365Black Awards, that bring social awareness to areas that are important to our customers.”Essence Festival

Launched in 2003 as the signature program of the McDonald’s® 365Black® initiative, this annual awards program was created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African Americans all year long.

The 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards will be taped for television and air on BET later this summer.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton



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