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Cafe' Mocha hosts Angelique Perrin & Loni Love

Cafe' Mocha hosts Angelique Perrin & Loni Love

In celebration of Black Music Month, Café Mocha announces sixth annual Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour honoring women of color

(WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017) – The Café Mocha™ Radio Show wins its first Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation; for Best Radio Special – National for ‘A Date with The First Lady.’ The Gracie Awards honor outstanding individuals and broadcasters for their achievement and programming by, for and about women at the national level.

Café Mocha joins a prestigious group of diverse 2017 winners that include America Ferrera (Superstore), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order SVU), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Black Girls Rock, Robin Roberts, Lisa Ling (This is Life), The View and NBC’s Today Show. Previous winners have included many of the well-known names in media and entertainment such as Delilah, Gayle King, Selena Gomez, Barbara Walters and Soledad O’Brien to name a few.

Loni Love & 2017 Lifetime Achievement Gracie Award Honoree, choreogrpaher, actress and producer Debbie Allen

Loni Love & 2017 Lifetime Achievement Gracie Award Honoree, choreogrpaher, actress and producer Debbie Allen

With a mission to inspire women, Café Mocha announces its sixth annual Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour, which honors women around the country for their passion, creativity and drive to break down barriers in their respective fields.

Café Mocha Creator and Executive Producer Sheila Eldridge says: “Black Music Month is a perfect time to announce our Salute Her Tour. Throughout the years, music has celebrated the love and respect of Black women, but also the challenges that women face and have overcome. Women are the inspiration for and the creators of some amazing and innovative music. That in itself is worthy of a celebratory salute."

Eldridge says she and her team are honored that Toyota Motor America and AARP - the Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Tour corporate partners – are aligned with their mission to inspire women, build networks and pay tribute to females, from unsung heroes to accomplished celebrities. The tour will make stops in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York City and Chicago.

To nominate a woman to be considered for a Salute Her Award, visit and click on the Salute Her tab.

For more information on Café Mocha radio contact Alex Hill at


Launched in 2012, the Salute Her Awards have honored more 50 women who have made a difference their respective fields; awardees have included community advocates, corporate leaders, media trailblazers and celebrities. Most importantly, the awards events serve as a platform to give voice to social and economic issues that impact women. Salute Her honorees have included motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi, gospel music megastar Tamela Mann, talk show host Wendy Williams, activist Sybrina Fulton, recording artists Angie Stone and Syleena Johnson, media veterans Shirley Strawberry and Jamie Foster Brown, cultural arts pioneer Vy Higginsen, actress/humanitarian Sheryl Lee Ralph, civil rights activist Dr. Bernice King, actress/producer Terri J. Vaughn, and CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield, among others.


2017 Gracie Award winner Café Mocha Radio launched in March 2010. It is known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’ and is built on the concept of women helping other women to grow through shared experiences and information. Syndicated by Compass Media Networks in more than 30 markets and on SiriusXM channel 141, the show airs weekends and is hosted by comedienne Loni Love, also host of TV's "The Real"; broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin; and female rap icon Yo-Yo. The two-hour girlfriend's guide to radio features the latest in urban music, compelling hot topics and advice from an unabashedly women’s perspective. Café Mocha also includes exclusive interviews with top recording artists, celebrities, politicians and those making headlines. To learn more about the show, visit

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


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