May 13, 2011

Cafe Mocha Celebrates Phenomenal Women at the historic Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Harlem


WBLS recently hosted its first ever “Café Mocha Brunch” at the historic Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in Harlem. Themed “Celebrating Women,” the brunch was the culminating event of a two-month initiative that paid tribute to Women’s History Month sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. With the mission to be a ‘voice’ and unify New York City women, the private gathering of 100 WBLS listeners, tastemakers and media was a heartfelt celebration and empowering experience for event guests.

Pictured in the Photo: Café Mocha Radio Show Creator and Executive Producer Sheila Eldridge; Café Mocha Co-Host Loni Love; Café Mocha Children’s Champion Award Winner Vy Higgensen; Café Mocha Powerhouse Award Winner Marty Gillis; Café Mocha Community Activist Award Winner Debi Jackson; EOne Entertainment Singer Noel Gourdin; Café Mocha Co Host Angelique Perrin; Café Mocha Co-Host, MC Lyte; Alisa Joseph, VP of Diversity Segments, Wells Fargo Bank. (Click Here for larger image)

“Women – especially women of color – are so vital to the fabric of our communities,” said Sheila Eldridge, Café Mocha Creator and Executive Producer. “It brings us great pleasure to honor three outstanding women for their tireless work to serve their community and inspire others.”

2011 honorees and awards included: Debi Jackson, WBLS radio jock Hal Jackson (Community Activist Award), Marty Gillis, McDonald’s (Powerhouse Award) and Vy Higginsen, Mama Foundation for the Arts (“Children’s Champion” Award).

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