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    Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:29:08

    Mary J. Blige to Be Honored By McDonald's on July 1st - She has a long commitment to charity

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    Continuing its long-standing support of and connection to the African-American community, McDonald's will recognize a distinguished list of five prominent African-Americans who influence and inspire greatness through outstanding community service at the 2011 365Black Awards. This year's 365Black Awards will be co-hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner and Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett and will be held Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 12:30 PM. in New Orleans, La., at the start of the Essence Music Festival weekend.

    The 2011 365Black Awards honorees are multi-platinum recording artist Mary J. Blige, Oscar nominated and Grammy Award winning actress Ruby Dee, Radio One network founder Cathy Hughes, NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Jealous, and civil rights activist and McDonald's owner/operator Henry "Hank" Thomas.

    Blige was recognized for her charitable endeavors. "Through her organization FFAWN, the Foundation for Advancement of Women Now, Mary J. Blige continues to invest in the future of young women and gives them the confidence they need to succeed," the company said, noting that McDonald's is also supporting FFAWN through a charitable contribution.

    Congrats, Mary J.

    What is your favorite item on the McDonald's menu? The fries? Also, what is your favorite MJB song? I can't pick. She has too many good ones.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.29.11




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