CNN's Roland Martin interviews US Army General William E. 'Kip' Ward

*This year at McDonald’s 365Black Awards, esteemed journalist and CNN contributor Roland Martin hosted the red carpet and captured some pretty candid and entertaining interviews from this year’s honorees including Holly Robinson Peete, Professor Henry Louis Gates, actress Victoria Rowell, radio host Tom Joyner and activist Al Sharpton.

This past Friday, McDonald’s honored Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, USArmy (Ret); philanthropists Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete; and National Black McDonald’s Operators Association CEO Rita Mack (a New-Jersey-based McDonald’s owner/operator) at its annual 365Black Awards in New Orleans.

Watch Roland Martin’s 365Black Awards red carpet interviews:

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