Café Mocha™ Radio and WBLS-FM Celebrate Tri-State Women of Color Making a Difference in Their Communities

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Day of Inspiration and Empowerment Will Salute an Array of Outstanding Female Trailblazers That Include Legendary Gloria Gaynor, Supermodel Cynthia Bailey, Renown Journalist Lola Ogunnaike, Author Ilyasah Shabazz and Community Activist Evelyn Mejilhosted by Actress Nicole Ari Parker with Special Performance by American Idol’s Ruben Studdard

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Gentle Treatment is a heritage brand that has deep roots in our community. As the platinum sponsor for the Salute Her Awards, we are continuing the legacy of empowering women of color through beauty.

The Café Mocha™ Show affectionately known as ‘radio from a women’s perspective’ that airs weekends on WBLS-FM is celebrating its third year of honoring dynamic women for their contributions within the communities they serve with SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards Empowerment Day at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on June 21st from 10am – 3pm.    

Hosted by Café Mocha celebrity host actress Nicole Ari Parker and co-host Angelique Perrin, the daylong celebration will bring together Black and Latino women in the tri-state area. The day’s experience will include Salute Her: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards Brunch, Beauty Inside and Out Gentle Treatment ™ Style Lounge, Mocha Mavens network exchange sponsored by MadameNoire and a stirring tribute by American Idol winner Ruben Studdard.

The much anticipated SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards celebration will recognize a diverse group of women who share a common commitment to make a positive contribution that strengthen the multicultural community. This year’s honorees include: entertainer Gloria Gaynor, Sister2Sister magazine publisher Jamie Foster-Brown, Real Housewives of Atlanta star and model Cynthia Bailey, community activist Evelyn Mejil, entertainment publicist Simone Smalls, author Ilyasah Shabazz, author and relationship expert Demetria Lucas, television host/journalist Lola Ogunnaike and HBCU broadcast pioneer D. Cherie Lofton.

Café Mocha™ creator and executive producer Sheila Eldridge says, “Our ‘Salute Her’ celebrations are extraordinary because we bring cultures together to network and recognize incredible black and brown women who are making a real difference in their communities. Our hope is that our honorees’ stories will inspire our attendees to continue our mission and pay it forward!”

Kimberly Hairston, Chief Marketing Officer of DRMJPC Brands notes that “Gentle Treatment is a heritage brand that has deep roots in our community. As the platinum sponsor for the Salute Her Awards, we are continuing the legacy of empowering women of color through beauty. It is an honor to be a part of this rewarding initiative.”

Individual tickets are available for $65.00 at For VIP corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities contact Sheila(at)milesaheadentertainment(dot)com. For more information on SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards Empowerment Day with Ruben Studdard special performance visit

About SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards
Café Mocha’s inaugural launched in 2012 and was held at the historic Audubon Ballroom, now known as the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Harlem, NY. The honorees were Vy Higginsen, McDonald’s Marty Gillis, and broadcaster Debi Jackson. In 2013, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, NBA entrepreneur Deborah Williams, Latraviette D. Smith, media trailblazers, Constance White and Audrey Bernard were honored. Earlier in 2014 as part of Café Mocha Women’s History Month festivities in Atlanta, SALUTE HER recognized Sandra Barnhill JD, Forever Family Inc.; Ricki Fairley-Brown, Dove Marketing; Dr. Bernice King, The King Center; Ernestine Garey, Invest Atlanta; Cheryl Lomax, Bank of America; Terri J. Vaughn, Actress/Producer and Fredricka Whitfield, CNN weekend.

About the Café Mocha Radio Show
Affectionately known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ Café Mocha is built upon the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Syndicated in more than 25 markets and available on Sirius/XM channel 141, Café Mocha airs weekends and is co-hosted by Grammy-nominated artist and hip hop legend MC Lyte; actress/comedienne Loni Love (“Chelsea Lately”, THE Real) broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin and actress Nicole Ari Parker. This high-energy, two-hour show format 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.

To learn more about Café Mocha Radio, visit Cafe Mocha Radio. Twitter @cafemocharadio; YouTube: Cafemocharadio; and on Facebook

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