The Blogalicious Family is all about community!  That’s why we’re so honored and excited to help our long-time partner McDonald’s, celebrate those who are giving back to their communities by supporting the 365Black Awards.

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McDonald’s 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community.

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Hosted by actor/television correspondent Terrence J and actress Tika Sumpter, the 11th annual awards show will broadcast on BET® Networks on August 10 at 10 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CDT. The awards ceremony will also air on CENTRIC on August 17 at 11 p.m. EDT/10 p.m.  The one-hour program will feature powerful performances from the music industry’s leading artists like Ledisi, Pastor Kim Burrell, Tank, Leela James, Jazmine Sullivan, Kierra Sheard and Mali Music. Additionally, singer/actress Michelle Williams, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, news correspondent Soledad O’Brien, film director Warrington Hudlin, actress Naturi Naughton and news correspondent Nischelle Turner will be among celebrities on hand to present the distinguished awards.

McDonald’s 365Black Awards launched in 2003 as an extension of the company’s 365Black platform, which celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round.

The 11th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards Honorees

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McDonald’s Partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row

New this year, McDonald’s collaborated with Harlem’s Fashion Rowa unique movement founded to increase diversity in fashion – to provide a HBCU fashion design student the opportunity to compete to have their design showcased on the 365Black Awards Golden Carpet.  Bowie State University’s TraVonne Walker’s design proved to be the winning piece and was rocked by Janell Snowden, this year’s Golden Carpet Correspondent – Congratulations TraVonne!

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Tune in to watch this year’s McDonald’s 365Black Awards broadcast, Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. EDT on BET® Networks. The show will rebroadcast Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 11:00 p.m. EDT on CENTRIC-TV.

 

An Invitation

We are so inspired by the achievements of each of the honorees and we’d like to celebrate the best way Blogalicious knows how – on social media!  Logon to Twitter on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 9:00pm ET for a fun and celebratory chat about the awards show and 365Black initiative.  

Beginning just one hour before the main event, we will be giving away prizes and chatting with awards’ host Terrence J (@TerrenceJ), Honorees, Skyler Grey (@SkylerGreyArt) and Gabrielle Jordan Williams (@GabrielleIntl), and Harlem’s Fashion Row’s Brandice Henderson (@HFRMovement).  They each want to chat with you so be sure to tweet them!

And remember to tune in to watch this year’s broadcast at 10pm ET on BET!

Event Details

WHO:

Follow @BeBlogalicious, @McDScene, @TerrenceJ, @SkylerGreyArt, @GabrielleIntl, @HFRMovement

WHAT:

Twitter event to have a conversation about the 11th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, given annually to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who make significant contributions that strengthen the African-American community, and airing THIS Sunday, August 10th at 10:00pm ET.

WHERE:

On Twitter! Follow hashtag: #365BlackAwards.  Feel free to use this dedicated chat room for the conversation: http://twubs.com/365blackawards

WHEN:

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 9pm ET (6pm PT)

PRIZES:

Nine (9) $25 McDonald’s Arch Cards and One (1) $50 McDonald’s Arch Card.

Giveaway open to U.S. residents age 18 and older.  Visit this page for complete rules.

RSVP HERE