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365Black Awards

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New Orleans Theater – The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Hall J
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Doors Open: 11am
Showtime: 12pm

Upscale attire is highly encouraged.

The McDonald’s 365Black Awards launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black Awards, hosted by actress Amber Riley (Glee, The Wiz LIVE!) and Lance Gross (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), will be jam packed with unforgettable moments and performances

And the 2016 Honorees are….

  • Lifetime Achievement: Toni Braxton (Singer/Actress)

  • Excellence in Arts & Entertainment: Wendy Raquel Robinson (Actresses, Director, Producer, Host)

  • Excellence in Education: Lonnie Bunch (Founder of the 1st African American Smithsonian)

  • Excellence in Sports: Charles Tillman (Philanthropist, former NFL All-Pro Cornerback)

  • Owner Operator: Larry Triplett (Former NBMOA Chairman – 2001 thru 2004)

  • Community Choice Youth Award: Lauren Seroyer (C.A.R.E. Closet)

  • Community Choice Youth Award: Donovan Smith (Social- Entrepreneur)

  • The 365Black Awards continues to provide McDonald’s with a broader platform to pay homage to icons, exceptional youth, everyday people and owner operators whose vision, compassion, relentless courage, and daily diligence have resulted in significant local, national, and/or global impact. Along with being fully integrated with ESSENCE Festival Weekend, the show offers a platform where McDonald’s can deliver branding/marketing messages among a captured audience at the event and among a key adult African American target via online distribution.