This past Sunday, Loni Love hosted the Virtual Salute Her Awards, presented by Café Mocha Radio, honoring seven amazing women for their accomplishments and philanthropic endeavors. Loni dressed in a beautiful gold sequined gown with braid hair twisted and turned into a royal updo, brought her matter-of-fact humor and presented like the queen she is.

Narrators Angelique Perrin and hip-hop icon, Yo-Yo introduced the honorees and presented a powerhouse list of performers including, Eric Benet and Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole. The honorees included Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Denene Millner, Melanie Campbell, Latosha Brown, Pinky Cole, Holly Robinson Peete, and Cynthia Erivo. Each lady was introduced with a montage of their work and accepted their awards virtually thanking their supporters and presenters.

Loni ended the show with a quote from Cicely Tyson, “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” I left the show feeling inspired, empowered, and proud to be a black woman.