Hip-hop mogul JAY-Z cheered on his mother GLORIA CARTER on Wednesday (09May07), as she received an honour at New York City Hall. Carter is in charge of the rapper's charity, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund, which helps disadvantaged youths go on to higher education and finances mentoring programmes. In 2005, Carter travelled to Texas to hand out donations to displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. At the City Hall ceremony yesterday, Carter accepted a proclamation for her "outstanding contributions to the community". Queens Councilman Thomas White Jr. said, "It is truly an honour and a blessing. You've done wonderful things." Proud son Jay-Z enthused, "I'm very proud of her."