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Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Joy’ hosted by Loni Love
September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The role of HBCUs in shaping the growth, development and culture of Black Americans will take center stage at the Salute THEM Awards.
About this event
The role of HBCUs in shaping the growth, development and culture of Black Americans will take center stage for the third installment of the critically acclaimed Salute THEM Awards (STA) series. The Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Joy’ broadcast coincides with National HBCU Week, September 7-10, 2021 airing Sunday, September 12 on BNC.TV at 10 p.m. ET and streaming at 7 p.m.ET via the AARP Black Community Facebook page and Café Mocha Radio YouTube channel.
Comprised of HBCU alum, the nationally syndicated Café Mocha radio team is proud to create this premier special dedicated to honoring a diverse selection of graduates and organizations that have impacted the legacy of HBCUs. Café Mocha’s Emmy and two-time NAACP Image award-winning co-host Loni Love, a graduate of Prairie View A&M University, an HBCU, will once again host the evening with special tributes from co-host Angelique Perrin and Yo-Yo.
Brought to you by Toyota America, AARP, BNC.TV and the Café Mocha Network, this year’s Salute THEM Awards ‘My HBCU Joy’ will ‘salute’ each honoree with a visual vignette that includes their institution as well as feature an array of unique tribute performances from Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur Kierra Sheard-Kelly, singer/songwriter Kevin Ross, 2x Stellar Award-nominated Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University and the sounds of Southern University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band.
2021 Salute THEM HBCU Honorees:
- Kym Whitley, Actress/Comedienne – Fisk University
- Phil Thornton, President/General Manager, RCA Inspiration – Norfolk State University
- Dr. Theresa Price, Founder – Black College Expo
- Dr. Valerie Daniels-Carter, Co-Owner, Milwaukee Bucks – Lincoln University
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund, supports students attending public HBCUs
- United Negro College Fund, supports students attending private HBCUs
- David Banner, Hip Hop Artist, Actor, Entrepreneur & Activist – Southern University