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35-Year-Old Lauren Copeland Mitchell Has Become One Of America’s Youngest Black Women To Own A McDonald’s Franchise

One of the youngest Black women to own a McDonald’s franchise in the U.S. is also a graduate of a historically Black college and university (HBCU). How’s that for a Black History Month highlight?  

Shanique Yates

Feb 21, 2024

Byron Allen Sues McDonald's Corp. For $10B, Alleges Racial Discrimination

Byron Allen wants Black-owned media to receive what’s rightfully theirs! According to Deadline , The Byron Allen Media Group (AMG) has sued McDonald’s Corp. for $10 billion in damages and alleges that the company has discriminated against Black-owned media. This comes as the high-profile businessman continues to come for big corporations who fail to give Black-owned media a fair shot when it comes to the distribution of massive advertising budgets. Filed in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles, the lawsuit accuses the fast-food giant of both alleged racial stereotyping and refusing to contract with AMG’s Entertainment Studios and Weather Group in violation of federal and state law. The suit states that while African Americans represent about 40 percent of McDonald’s U.S. sales, African American-owned media receives less than $5 million out of its circulation of $1.6 billion in annual television advertising. In the lawsuit, AMG also alleges that the corporation’s refusal...

Shanique Yates

May 21, 2021