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Café Mocha’s 2022 Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Pleasure’ Returns October 18th to an In-Particular person Viewers of HBCU Fanatics from the Smithsonian Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC

Introduced by Toyota Motor North America and AARP, Occasion Will Honor the Honorable Rev. Jess Jacksonms opal lee, Missy ElliottAlena Analeigh, devon henry, David ‘Oggi’ Ogburn, tiffany cross and extra

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Following a two-year hiatus from digital productions, the Café Mocha Community introduced immediately that the 2022 Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU pleasure’ will return to an in-person celebration on Tuesday, October 18. Introduced by Toyota Motor North America and AARP, the occasion can be held on the Smithsonian Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. for a night of celebration, interactive award recognition and musical performances.

The night will convey collectively Traditionally Black Schools and Universities (HBCU) lovers to honor the wealthy historical past of the 102 HBCUs whose graduates are reworking the world as we all know it immediately. Honors consists of:

  • Civil rights icon and North Carolina A&T alumnus, the Rev. Jess Jackson
  • Grammy Awardwinner Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
  • Mom of Juneteenth vacation Ms. opal lee
  • 13-year-old Alena Annaleigh, the youngest Black particular person to be accepted into medical faculty
  • Development firm proprietor devon henry (Norfolk State College), whose firm was contracted to take away Accomplice monuments in Virginia
  • photographer historian David ‘Oggi’ Ogburn (Howard College)
  • Champion for range nicole tinson (Dillard College), CEO of HBCU 20×20
  • dynamic imply duo Shante Bacon (Hampton College) and Saptosa Foster (Spelman School)
  • Journalist and host of the Cross Connection on MSNBC tiffany cross (Clark Atlanta College)

Famend actor and activist Lamman Rucker (“inexperienced leaf) will co-host the awards with Café Mocha Radio hosts Angelique Perrin, Yo-yo and Loni Love saluting the night honorees. The night will start with a particular reception hosted by Toyota Motor North America in recognition of their assist of the Century In The Making exhibit and AARP will spotlight their work of the ‘Divine 9’ traditionally Greek-lettered organizations. Attendees can be invited to ‘signify‘their establishments’ spirit with their apparel.

“Amplifying the achievements of a few of our brightest leaders is greater than a celebration–it is a strategy to honor and encourage the subsequent era,” stated Alva Adams-MasonGroup Supervisor, Toyota Social Innovation.

Howard College pupil and Salute THEM Awards Creator/Government Producer, Sheila Eldridge states “My HBCU Pleasure’ is the one awards program that honors the contributions of HBCU graduates and displays the distinctive expertise of attending an HBCU, offering the love, the life classes and relationships that final a lifetime.”

AARP has maintained a long-standing partnership supporting the work of the Divine 9. Via sponsorships of nationwide and native conferences and boards that educate on caregiving, financial savings and planning, and psychological well being, AARP celebrates their dedication to schooling, advocacy, philanthropy and repair to the neighborhood.

“As a part of our dedication to serve Black People age 50 and over and rejoice their lives as they age, AARP is worked up to reunite with Café Mocha to salute unbelievable alumni and organizations who contribute to the wealthy legacies of HBCUs,” stated Shani HostenAARP Vice President, Range, Fairness & Inclusion.

2022 Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Pleasure’, offered by Toyota Motor North America and AARP, serves to assist the Mocha Cares Basis, which empowers girls and youngsters in native shelters by means of mentorship applications to fight homelessness and home violence.

desde Cheyney College’s distinction as America’s first establishment of upper studying, to the rebirth of Morris Brown School, there isn’t a higher time than now to ‘salute’ revered HBCU establishments and the graduates who proceed to make a profound affect on the world. Now in its 12th 12 months, the Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Pleasure’ is part of Café Mocha’s annual ‘Saluting Our Tradition’ award collection that honors the total spectrum of the African American expertise.

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Sheila Eldridge201-887-5100, [email protected]
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SOURCE Café Mocha Community


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