Café Mocha radio network celebrates Black women in their fullness on Sunday May 8 during the 12th Annual Salute Her Awards, presented by AARP and Toyota. On Mother’s Day, the show will stream across Café Mocha and SaluteHer.com social media channels. This year, Café Mocha will honor select women who have been intricate in paving the way for those coming behind them.
As a tribute to Coretta Scott King and the many women who have been the backbone of the civil rights movement, the 2022 Salute Her Awards show will be coming from The King Center in Atlanta, Ga. featuring special musical tribute performances from Howard Hewett and Raheem DeVaughn. Additionally, the show will feature ‘herstory’ honoree vignettes and hosted by Loni Love.
Honorees include Arndrea Waters King, president of the Drum Major Institute; Yolanda Renee King, the only granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr.; Ms. Xernona Clayton, founder and CEO of the Trumpet Awards; Regina Jones, co-founder and publisher of SOUL Magazine; Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO of Blavity; Kiesha Nix, the first Black woman Vice president of charitable affairs for the Los Angeles Lakers; and the Founder of Incarcerated Relief Resource Center, Nadia Fischer.
In honor of Coretta Scott King’s legacy, Ebony Underwood was chosen for her commitment to human rights and social change. As Founder and CEO of WE GOT US NOW, she will receive the Community Activist award for her tireless effort to organize and advocate for young adults impacted by parental incarceration.
Gospel Award-winning songstress CeCe Winans will be honored along with daughter Ashley Phillips and Winans family matriarch Delores Winans. The first family of Gospel will receive the Spirit Award representing a collective family legacy of music that has inspired generations.
The ‘Saluting Our Culture’ Salute Her & Salute THEM Award series was created to preserve the legacy and pay tribute to current trailblazers.
“There has never been a shortage of high achieving women and men to be honored and that’s why we have created the ‘Saluting Our Culture’ award series. There is so much to be gained when we lean into the power of one another – and salute it!” says Sheila Eldridge, founder and CEO of Miles Ahead Entertainment and Broadcasting and Café Mocha creator.