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The #New28 Honors Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chance the Rapper, and More 1

The #New28 Honors Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chance the Rapper, and More

rfocus.orgThe #New28, a power dinner and ceremony, presented and sponsored by Walgreens and African Pride, recognized 28 influencers during Black History Month who are bold, brave, and brilliant in their approach at changing the world through their art. 

#New28 Honorees in attendance included Yvonne Orji (HBO’s “Insecure”), Lil’Mama, Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist Goo Goo Atkins, Logan Browning (VH1’s “Hit the Floor” and Netflix’s “Dear White People”), Kendrick Sampson (ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”), Steve Jones (Brand Maverick Entertainment), Michael Moss (BET Networks), Cee Barrett (BMI Records) and Angelica Nwandu (Founder, TheShadeRoom). Brand influencers Karen Civil and Jasmine Brand were also in attendance. 

Additional honorees included Aja Naomi King, Chance the Rapper, Kofi Siriboe, Mack Wilds, Zendaya, Tessa Thompson, Jidenna, Jussie Smollett, Teyana Taylor, DeVon Franklin, Keke Palmer, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Ericka Pittman, Kenny Hamilton, Jay Ellis, Claire Sulmers, Ericka Bennett, Tou Clark and Ashley Holland. 

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McDonald's 365Black Awards to Honor Toni Braxton and Charles Tillman

McDonald’s 365Black Awards to Honor Toni Braxton and Charles Tillman

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Radio Facts: tonibIn celebration of the 13th annual McDonald's 365Black Awards,the company will honor personalities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community. To date, this year's roster of remarkable honorees include: legendary R&B singer Toni Braxton, NFL athlete Charles Tillman, historian Lonnie Bunch; and McDonald's Owner/Operator Larry Triplett. Additionally, 13-year-old Donovan Smith of Albuquerque, NM and 16-year-old Lauren Seroyer of Lawrenceville, GA, will be recognized alongside this lineup with McDonald's 365Black Community Choice Youth Award, a category designed for consumers to nominate exceptional teens striving to better their community. Hosted by actor Lance Gross and actress Amber Riley, the awards show will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, during the 22nd annual ESSENCE Festival™ presented by Coca Cola® in New Orleans. McDonald's 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. McDonald's 365Black Awards show is known for drawing a number of top celebrity attendees, many of whom will grace the signature gold carpet prior to the ceremony. Surprise musical performers and presenters will make this highly-anticipated show a not-to-be missed event. "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."
Erica Farber and Don Cornelius Recipients of Giants of Broadcasting Award (pics)

Erica Farber and Don Cornelius Recipients of Giants of Broadcasting Award (pics)

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Radio Facts: 10 for 10th: Library of American Broadcasting To Present Giants of Broadcasting Honors Awards go to Sir Howard Stringer, Ted Turner, Norman Lear, George...

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