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2013 365 Black Awards

The stars came out in full force Saturday morning for the taping of McDonald’s 365 Black Awards at the 19th Annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The show, hosted by Tarji P. Henson boasted an impeccable tribute to Glady Knight, who graciously accepted her award looking better than ever. Other attendees included  Brandy, Omari Hardwick, Tatyana Ali, Letoya Luckett and Beverly Johnson who was also an honoree.

McDonald’s 365 Black Awards are given annually to celebrate individuals are dedicated to making positive changes in the community.  The 2013 honorees included the legendary Gladys Knight; supermodel Beverly Johnson; education leader Dr. Steve Perry; executive vice president of the Chicago White Sox Kenny Williams; McDonald’s owner/operator Roland Parrish; teen entrepreneur Leanna Archer and youth environmentalist Charles Orgbon.

Check out this video of the “golden carpet” below:

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See who stunned on the “golden carpet” in our gallery below:

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