Café Mocha Radio’s Salute Her Awards presented by Toyota Tour Final Stop Spreads the ‘Gift of Love’ At the Riverside EpiCenter on December 6
Actress/Filmmaker Terri J. Vaughn and Café Mocha’s YoYo Co-Host an evening of Atlanta’s Black Hollywood Finest to pay tribute to NAACP Theater Award Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, Atlanta Media Legend Karyn Greer, Motivational Guru Sheri Riley, NCNW Atlanta Founder/Leader Diane Larche and More
ATLANTA—In the spirit of giving, Café Mocha Radio is closing out its outstanding 2019 Salute Her Awards five-city tour by blessing others. In lieu of selling tickets for its final 2019 ceremony in Atlanta December 6 at the Riverside Epicenter (135 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168), they are asking guests to bless others by bringing a toy or a $25 gift card for entry, which will then be donated to area shelters.
“This year has been such a blessing and we just wanted to share our good fortune with others,” says Sheila Eldridge, Café Mocha Radio and Salute Her Awards founder. “The amazing women we honor are largely in service to others from well known to unsung ‘sisters’ who have stepped into their power and making a difference. Thanks to our partners Toyota, AARP, LusterPink, American Airlines, Majic107.5 and NCNW Greater we are blessed to pay it forward.”
In addition to donating to area charities, the Salute Her Awards is inviting Atlanta’s film community to also take part in the celebration. Actors, producers, directors, all crew and the many, many others who make important contributions to the Atlanta film community are welcomed to come celebrate, especially in honor of the incredible Vanessa Bell Calloway who will receive the Director’s Award. During a career spanning over 30 years, she has been a ray of light in the industry, starring in such classics as Coming To America and What’s Love Got To Do With It, along with portraying Lady Ella Johnson on the Bounce TV hit series Saints & Sinners, filmed in Atlanta.
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Other honorees include Emmy award-winning news anchor, investigative reporter and all-around legend Karyn Greer, nationally-recognized motivational speaker/author Sheri Riley, NCNW Greater Atlanta Section President Diane Larche’, Pretty Girls Sweat founder Aeshia DeVore Branch, Women on the Rise co-founder/executive director Marilynn B. Winn and American Airlines Operations/Customer Service Manager Deneen Hewitt. As with each awards celebration, Toyota will honor another outstanding veteran for her service.
Beloved actress/director/producer Terri J. Vaughn who was a 2012 Salute Her honoree will guest co-hosts with Cafe Mocha’s own YoYo and Angelique Perrin. A not-to-be-missed holiday musical tribute from Quincy Jones protégé Shelea who was recently tapped to portray gospel singer Dorinda Clark Cole on Lifetime’s upcoming biopic on the Clark Sisters entitled, The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel. Along with presenting sponsor Toyota, Sisters From AARP, Luster Pink, and American Airlines this is sure to be an unforgettable evening of generous love.
Terri J. Vaughn
Two-time Gracie Award-winning Café Mocha Radio, affectionately known as ‘Radio from a Woman’s Perspective,’ airs on Sunday evenings from 6-8pm, By amplifying the dialogue around various women’s issues that include family, health, relationships, beauty standards, social justice and entrepreneurship while also shining a spotlight on the positive contributions women of color make, Café Mocha Radio—hosted by Emmy-winning The Real host and comedienne Loni Love, hip-hop pioneer and newest Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood cast member YoYo and radio broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin—has emerged as the #1 radio show for women of color.
About the Salute Her AwardsTM: Café Mocha Radio launched its annual Salute Her Awards events in 2011, with a mission to recognize dynamic women who have made contributions in their communities and breaking down barriers. Since its inception eight years ago past honorees include activist Sybrina Fulton, broadcast personality Wendy Williams and Iyanla Vanzant, “Empire” actress Ta’Rhonda Jones, CNN correspondent Fredricka Whitfield, renowned White House journalist and author April Ryan and legendary actress Pam Grier, actress/humanitarian Sheryl Lee Ralph, CynthiaBailey, Kim Fields, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn and Vy Higginsen, singers Gloria Gaynor, Stephanie Mills, Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Syleena Johnson and Tamela Mann, influencers Constance White, Luvvie Ajayi, Lola Ogunnaike, Jamie Foster Brown, Shirley Strawberry, fashion designer Barbara Bates, Dr. Bernice King, Deanna Brown Thomas, Ricki Fairley, NBA mom Wanda Durant and Ilyasah Shabazz to name few.
About Café Mocha Radio: Café Mocha Radio is the brainchild of award-winning media veteran Sheila Eldridge. Created by and for Women of Color and syndicated nationally in more than 30 markets and on Sirius/XM Channel 141, Airing in such major markets as New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C is co-hosted by comedienne/television host Loni Love (Fox’s “The Real”), hip-hop icon YoYo, and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin. The two-hour show features the latest in urban music, lively chats from an unabashedly women’s perspective, no-holds-barred advice and exclusive interviews with top performers, celebrities, politicians and civic leaders. Syndicated by Compass Media Networks, Café Mocha is the only national show that speaks directly to African American women, ages 25 to 54, who represent a combined buying power of more than $1.2 trillion. Visit Cafe Mocha Radio on @cafemocharadio IG, twitter, Facebook; YouTube: Cafemocharadio; and download the Café Mocha app.