McDonald’s honors New York Black Media Legends | McDonald honore les Légendes Noires des Médias de New York

Honoree Sue Simmons with Janice Huff and Ronald McDonald

By Isseu Diouf Campbell

As of a tradition that started 11 years ago, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State area kicked off Black History Month on February 1, 2013 at the Plaza Hotel with the Faces of Black History Awards ceremony.

The 2013 honorees, Black Media Legends who have impacted the black community though their achievements and positive examples, include DJ Clue – Power 105, Jay Dow – WPIX-TV/PIX11, Edward Harris – WNYW/WWOR, Don Lemon – CNN, Deon Levingston – WBLS/WLIB, Errol Louis – NY1, J.L. Mitchell – WNYW-TV, Robert F. Moore – New York Daily News, Fatiyn Muhammed – WBLS, John Noel – WNBC, Joy-Ann Reid – theGrio.com/MSNBC, Sandra Rice – Emma Bowen Foundation, Troy Roberts – CBS News, Sue Simmons – WNBC, Walter Smith – New York Beacon & Philadelphia Observer, Pat Stevenson – Harlem News, Saundra Thomas – WABC-TV, and Earl VanDyke Toliver – WNYW Fox 5.

Brenda Blackmon, who co-hosted the ceremony with Mike Woods and Elise Finch, received as a surprise – the McDonald’s Harold Dow Lifetime Achievement Award.

A 2013 Faces of Black History poster, unveiled at the ceremony, will be given away this month at McDonald’s restaurants throughout the tri-State area.

En l’honneur de cette tradition née il y a 11 ans, les McDonald de New York et ses environs, ont donné le coup d’envoi du Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs, le 1e février, 2013 au Plaza Hotel avec la cérémonie “Visages de l’Histoire des Noirs”.

Les lauréats de 2013, Légendes Noires des Médias qui ont eu une influence positive sur la communauté noire à travers leurs accomplissements, incluent DJ Clue – Power 105, Jay Dow – WPIX-TV/PIX11, Edward Harris – WNYW/WWOR, Don Lemon – CNN, Deon Levingston – WBLS/WLIB, Errol Louis – NY1, J.L. Mitchell – WNYW-TV, Robert F. Moore – New York Daily News, Fatiyn Muhammed – WBLS, John Noel – WNBC, Joy-Ann Reid – theGrio.com/MSNBC, Sandra Rice – Emma Bowen Foundation, Troy Roberts – CBS News, Sue Simmons – WNBC, Walter Smith – New York Beacon & Philadelphia Observer, Pat Stevenson – Harlem News, Saundra Thomas – WABC-TV, et Earl VanDyke Toliver – WNYW Fox 5.

Brenda Blackmon, qui a co-animé la cérémonie avec Mike Woods et Elise Finch, a reçu comme surprise – le Prix pour l’œuvre de toute une vie -McDonald Harold Dow Award.

Un poster “Visages de l’Histoire des Noirs” 2013, dévoilé à la cérémonie, sera distribué ce mois-ci dans les McDonald de New York et ses environs.

Photos of the event