McDonald's presents 11th Black Awards

By Chevel Johnson | Associated Press Published:

NEW ORLEANS -- From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year's recipients of the McDonald's 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

The 11th annual show, hosted by actors Terrence "J'' Jenkins and Tika Sumpter, aired Sunday on the cable channel Black Entertainment Television. A rebroadcast will occur Aug. 17 at 11 p.m. EDT on the cable channel CENTRIC.

This year's honorees include inspirational leader Iyanla Vanzant; civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton; film producer Will Packer; music executive Kevin Liles; former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and McDonald's owner/operator Henry L. Coaxum Jr. of New Orleans.

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