Local BWR McDonald’s Franchisees Are Black History Makers

“Did you know that 100% of McDonald’s locations in the Greater Richmond area are independently owned and operated by a franchisee? These men and women live and work in your communities and were each asked to share their personal sentiments about Black History Month and what it means to them to be an African American McDonald’s Owner/Operator.”

Read the rest at Urban Views Weeklyhttp://urbanviewsweekly.com/2014/02/25/mcdonalds-black-history/

Next Generation of African-American McDonald’s Owners

“Three second-generation McDonald’s franchise owners in Southern California are building on the legacy started by their parents as small business owners and becoming active participants in community organizations, educational boards, and advocating on behalf of issues faced in the African-American community.”

Read the rest at the Inland Valley Newshttp://inlandvalleynews.com/news/2014/feb/05/next-generation-african-american-mcdonalds-owners/?page=1

Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame to gain 10 inductees Feb. 15

From the Dallas News:

“Everybody loves a winner, and the 10 Texas athletes and coaches who will be cheered at an induction luncheon this month are described as winners on and off the field.

The 18th class of the Parrish Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame will be lauded at the annual gathering at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at Marriott City Center, 650 N. Pearl St. in downtown Dallas. The African American Museum at Fair Park founded and houses the hall, which chronicles the contributions of Texas African-Americans to sports history.

This is the third year the hall has carried the name of title sponsor Roland Parrish, a philanthropist and owner, chief executive officer and president of Parrish Restaurants, which operates McDonald’s franchises. He will help present awards.”

Read the entire article at:  http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/norma-adams-wade/20140204-texas-black-sports-hall-of-fame-to-gain-10-inductees-feb.-15.ece