Sheryl Lee Ralph Honored for Her Fight against HIV/AIDS by McDonald’s

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Honored for Her Fight against HIV/AIDS by McDonald’s

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Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was honored over the weekend for her activism.

She was honored as part of McDonald’s 365Black Awards at Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received an advocacy award for her work fighting against HIV/AIDS.

“To be awarded for my activism feels absolutely amazing because I didn’t think anyone cared about the number of people still getting infected and being affected by HIV/AIDS. This is work that had to be done and I’m truly thankful that it’s being recognized,” Ralph said prior to the luncheon ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton.

Sheryl Lee Ralph McDonald’s 365Black Forward Awards
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According to WTOP, “Ralph was among a group of women receiving recognition for their roles in African-American communities. CNN political commentator Symone Sanders received the Game Changer award, while Monique Vann-Brown, who owns seven McDonald’s franchises in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, received the Business Trailblazer Award. In addition, Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, which introduces young girls to the technology and computer science, received the Catalyst Award and Tishauna M. Wilson, a rising junior and computer science major at Florida A&M University, received the HBCU Forward Award."

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