Here’s the press release, passed along by the YES Network.
As a kick-off to Black History Month, McDonald’s New York Tri-State Area Restaurants is once again celebrating the achievements and talent of Black Media Legends at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the unveiling of the 2010 Faces of Black History poster. For the past 7 years, this annual Black History campaign has been an extremely successful event. Faces of Black History was proudly created to salute and honor Black History makers throughout our community and our country, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks to present day heroes.
The 2010 honorees are Black Media Legends who have impacted the Black community through their achievements and positive examples. This year’s honorees include James “JB” Brown – CBS Sports, Art McFarland – WABC 7, Bill McCreary – (formerly of) Fox 5, Ken Singleton – Yes Network, Dari Alexander – Fox 5, David Ushery – WNBC 4, James Ford – WPIX 11, Cheryl Wills – NY1, Michael Coleman – News 12 Long Island, Ken Grimball – News 12 Long Island, Charles Hobson – PBS, Ed Lover – Power105.1 FM, Bob Slade – 98.7 KissFM, Gerry Luke – Fox 5, Tracy O. Emory – CBS 2, Carl J. Brinson aka “Tiny Prince” – Trend Publishing Co, Inc, Don Thomas – New York Beacon, and Thomas H. Watkins – The Challenge Group.
During the ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Tuesday, February 2nd from 12-3pm, we will unveil the 2010 Faces of Black History Poster featuring our 18 honorees. These free commemorative posters will be given away during Black History Month, with no purchase necessary, at the more than 600 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the Tri-State area. The posters are enjoyed in homes and classrooms alike.
• The Marlins have signed former Yankees reliever Jose Veras to a minor league deal. They also got former big league closer Derrick Turnbow and infielder Danny Richar, who I’ve seen play pretty well in Triple-A. Nothing fancy, but a solid second baseman.
• The Pirates — of course — have signed Doug Bernier to a minor league contract. Bernier had a terrible year with the bat last season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he’s a very good defensive player and I always got the sense that Dave Miley loved having him around. He had a bad year, but Bernier knows what he’s doing out there.
• Now that Gustavo Molina has signed with the Red Sox, Jose is only one catching Molina left on the free agent market. Gustavo, by the way, is not related to the three Molina brothers.