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Cafe Mocha Radio and Toyota Partner to Honor Women Making an Impact in the Community During 2016 Salute Her Awards Tour

Cafe-Mocha-Radio-2016-BrownCafé Mocha, the #1 nationally-syndicated radio show for women of color, will continue its 2016 Salute Her series: Beauty of Diversity Awards presented by Toyota this summer and fall, and will make stops in Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago.

Café Mocha launched the annual Salute Her Awards series in 2011 to recognize dynamic Black and Latino women who have made contributions to their communities, and have successfully broken down barriers with their businesses.

The 2016 Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Awards series kicked off this year in Atlanta, and honored actress Kim Fields, music executive Shanti Das and blogger/philanthropist Jasmine Crowe, among others.

Toyota, committed to green living and bettering the environment, will present a special Café Mocha Salute Her Award to outstanding women at the remaining stops on the tour who exemplify the goal of the company’s sustainability campaign, the Toyota Green Initiative. The initiative promotes sustainability awareness and education in African-American communities across the country. The first to receive the Toyota Green Initiative award will be Washington, D.C. businesswoman Jerri Evans, founder of Turning Natural, a juice bar created to help people live holistic, healthy lives.

Partnering with Café Mocha Radio provides a unique opportunity for the Toyota Green Initiative to expand the reach of its message to women across the nation who can become sustainability champions in their own communities and homes.

“From the DIY sister to the hybrid cruising fashionista, Toyota salutes every woman who is making smart choices not only for herself, but also for the environment,” said Alva Adams-Mason, Director of African American Business Strategy, Toyota USA.

“I am pleased to have Toyota and its sustainability campaign, Toyota Green Initiative, join Café Mocha as we educate and engage women on the importance of sustainable living,” says executive producer Sheila Eldridge. “Sustainable living is a topic rarely touched on in our communities, yet it is important that we as a community begin to have conversations about ways to protect our Earth and ensure future generations have the resources needed to live healthy lives.”

Past honorees for Salute Her include talk show host Wendy Williams, activist Sybrina Fulton, R&B star Angie Stone, model/reality TV star Cynthia Bailey, media veteran Jamie Foster Brown, soul superstar Syleena Johnson, cultural arts pioneer Vy Higginsen, actress/humanitarian Sheryl Lee Ralph, civil rights activist Dr. Bernice King, actress/producer Terri J. Vaughn, and CNN anchors Michaela Pereira and Fredricka Whitfield, among others. Most recently the Salute Her Awards were featured on a recent episode of the BET reality series, “It’s a Mann’s World” with honoree gospel music megastar Tamela Mann and her husband, comedian David Mann.

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