BAYOU BASH: Melanie Fiona, Grant & Tamia Hill & More Do The McDonald's 365Black AWARDS!
McDonald's honored Chaka Khan, Grant Hill and wife Tamia and Bishop T.D. Jakes for their charity work on Friday at a big bash in New Orleans ahead of the Festival concerts . See pics and get deets inside....
Yesterday, tons of YBF professionals packed the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans for the 2012 McDonald's® 365Black® Awards. The luncheon honors outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community. Honorees included Chaka Khan, Bishop T.D. Jakes; Tamia and Grant Hill, teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonald's owner/operators, Tina and Harold Lewis.
"Helping others and giving back are critical components to making our community stronger, and it was moving to witness the number of celebrities and community members who supported the event. "I am humbled I was chosen to receive the 365Black Award with such an amazing group of individuals who also embrace community service. I commend McDonald's for their ongoing efforts to make community service a priority."
Tank walked the red carpet for the event looking dapper.
MC Lyte looked comfortable and stylish.
We love the big fro on Marsha Ambrosius.
T.D. Jakes offered words of wisdom as he accepted his award.
Tamia and Grant Hill graciously accepted their honor.
Q. Parker and all his muscles was there.
Mary Mary looked radiant...and they performed!
Rev. Al Sharpton struck a pose with the teen honoree.
And Tisha Campbell posed with Ronald.
Melanie Fiona also graced the stage looking fabulous in white.
Photos via Alstek Photography