NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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 held in New Orleans is hosted by actors Terrence "J'' Jenkins and Tika Sumpter and airs at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday on the cable channel Black Entertainment Television.
The awards salute individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. This year's honorees include inspirational leader Iyanla Vanzant; civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton; film producer Will Packer; music executive Kevin Liles; former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and McDonald's owner/operator and civic leader Henry L. Coaxum (KOHX-um) Jr.