McDonald’s Owner/Operator Mary Hopkins-Navies Helps Raise Educational Scholarship Dollars – “Bridging the Gap Between Police and the Community”

Mary Hopkins Navies

Mary Hopkins Navies

Fast food customers met with an unusual sight this evening as Prince George’s County Police Officers served up Big Macs and fries… for a good cause!

Read the rest at WJLA: http://wjla.com/news/local/pgpd-officers-celebrate-mcofficer-night-at-local-mcdonalds-to-raise-scholarship-money

Chicago McDonald’s Owners Showcase Community Leadership

Whether it’s being an inspiration on program panels, continuing the owner-operator legacy, or being of service to their communities, the women of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Black McDonald’s Operators Association have proved to be dynamic leaders and entrepreneurs within the McDonald’s business.

Read the rest: http://rollingout.com/2016/03/31/chicago-mcdonalds-owners-showcase-community-leadership/#1

McDonald’s Partnership with the American Black Film Festival – “My Community” Video Competition

For a second year, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), in a partnership with McDonald’s, invite emerging filmmakers to enter McDonald’s “My Community” Video Competition.

Filmmakers are challenged to create one 90-second video that illustrates McDonald’s 365Black mantra, “Deeply Rooted in Your Community.” The “My Community” Video Competition and ABFF’s vision to promote diversity in the film and television industry align with McDonald’s 365Black platform – an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African Americans year round.

Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT April 15, 2016, for a chance to win the grand prize – a film equipment package valued at $2,500 and an opportunity to have your video featured on prominent websites, including McDonald’s 365Black.com and other media entities.

Read the rest at Indiewire: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/attn-filmmakers-join-shadow-and-act-director-malcolm-d-lee-for-a-twitter-chat-on-relevant-topics-3-20-20160318

McDonald’s a Major Sponsor of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Inc.’s ESSENCE Festival New Orleans announces its star-studded daytime lineup for the signature event’s ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, taking place Fourth of July Weekend, July 1–3, 2016, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160322006059/en/Nation%E2%80%99s-Largest-Gathering-African-American-Women-Welcomes-Tyra