*Audrey J. Bernard, lifestyles and society editor and fashion and beauty editor for the Electronic Urban Report has been selected as one of McDonald’s 2011 Faces of Black History.  Ms. Bernard was selected as a trailblazer who has impacted positively on the Black community through her achievements.

A. Curtis Farrow, president & CEO, Irving Street, will introduce the esteemed honorees at a special luncheon to be held during Black History Month at the 2011 Faces of Black History Award Ceremony on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, New York. Irving Street will also unveil its souvenir 2011 Faces of Black History poster.

“Your trailblazing spirit and achievements are an inspiration to all Black Americans,” said Farrow at a press conference.  “As someone who has impacted the Black community through your achievements and led through your positive example, Irving Street and McDonald’s are honoring you as one of our 19 esteemed Black Media Legends.”

Ms. Bernard who also toils for the New York Beacon, the Harlem News Group, the Philadelphia Observer and Radioscope will be joined by fifteen other exemplary Black Media Legend honorees including Sade Baderinwa, Fred “Bugsy” Buggs, Gary Byrd, Brian Custer, Tim Daughtry, Lewis Dodley, Funkmaster Flex, Ed Gordon, Janice Huff, Otis Livingston, Scott Pierce, James Shipley, Craig Treadway, Charles Williams and Malachy Williams.

A. Curtis Farrow will introduce Audrey and other honorees

Look for images of all 16 Black Media Legend honorees on the free commemorative 2011 Faces of Black History Poster, trayliner and other print materials and/or ads.

While supplies last, the commemorative posters will be given away, with no purchase necessary, at all 650 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the New York Metro region, which includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  These free posters are coveted by school teachers and professors across the region, which uses them as part of their Black History curriculum.

McDonald’s is the world’s best-known brand and is the global leader in food service. There are 650 McDonald’s restaurants, owned by 100 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area.

McDonald’s has been a long-time supporter of the Black community, and its Black History campaign is an extremely successful yearly event created by Irving Street “with great pride to salute and honor Black History makers throughout our community,” stated Farrow.

Irving Street specializes in public relations, consultation, event planning, musical entertainment, jingles, television production, commercials, corporate industrial productions, live theatrical productions and tours.

In the crowd pleasing business since 1995, Irving Street operates under the proficient leadership of Farrow, an Emmy Award winner and a veritable powder keg of energy and talent whose producing and directing credits span the US and abroad.