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WBLS CAFÉ MOCHA RADIO SHOW CELEBRATES THREE FEMALE PIONEERS AT AWARDS BRUNCH APRIL 30TH

 width=Honorees include Vy Higginsen, Founder and CEO of the Mama Foundation for the Arts,
, co-host of the ’s Talented Teens International ® (HJTTI) and     Marty   Gillis, owner/ operator of five McDonald’s locations and chairwoman of McDonald’s African American Consumer

New York, NY (April 19, 2011) ““ Known for around the country, nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha will host an awards brunch to solidify women’s place in history with their New WBLS-FM.   Café Mocha “” Brunch hosted by will honor three female trailblazers in the tri-state area for their individual commitment to their community.   In the spirit of Dr.   and Coretta Scott King,   it is fitting that the ladies will be   honored at the   Malcolm X and Dr. Memorial & Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032 on Saturday, April 30, 2011   from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The WBLS Café Mocha Brunch, themed “Celebrating Women,” is the culminating event to a two-month initiative that paid tribute to Women’s History.   Throughout March and April listeners were informed about women who have globally impacted American history via on air vignettes sponsored by Wells Fargo.   This year’s honorees, including Debi Jackson of the WBLS Hal Jackson show ( Award); Marty Gillis of McDonalds (Powerhouse Award); and Vy Higginsen of the Mama Foundation for the Arts (“˜Children’s Champion’ Award) are positively impacting their communities and the lives of others daily.

“Women””especially ””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.”

To mark this historical occasion, the event will take place at the Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in the infamous Audubon Ballroom where her husband, civil rights pioneer Malcom X was fatally shot on February 21, 1965.   The Center continues to be an iconic cultural and educational venue nearly five decades after that fateful day.

“No accurate discussion of Women’s History or African-American History is complete without recognizing Dr. Betty Shabazz for her contributions” adds Eldridge.   “We are honored and thank WBLS and Wells Fargo for supporting our “˜vision’ to host this event at such an important moment in time”

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Café Mocha brings a fresh perspective and is heard on Saturday mornings on New York’s WBLS-FM and hosted by New York native and     two-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop legend MC Lyte, actress/comedienne Loni Love (E! Entertainment’s “Chelsea Lately”) and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin.

This event is open to the public by RSVP to 866-357-4323.   For media coverage or more information on the WBLS Café Mocha “Celebrating Women” Brunch please call 201 722 1500.

For more information, please visit www.cafemocharadio.com; follow Café Mocha on Twitter @cafemocharadio; and like the show on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cafemocharadio

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