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Awards/Accolades

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27th Annual Communicator Awards

"A Father's Story"

Gregory Magras has not just had to live through the pain and anger of a loved one committing suicide once, but twice. First, his father, when Greg was just a teenager.  He literally held his father's body while another family member cut the rope his dad used to hang himself. After attempts of trying to revive him, he had to deal with the shock of his father being dead.

Then just three years ago, after what was described as an argument in the house where his oldest was living, Jamie took a gun from the home and was found dead two days later.

But despite the weight of the pain these two tragic losses held, Greg found purpose in their deaths.

My husband, Gregory Magras, tells his story for the first time on the PowerPLAY.

27th Annual Communicator Awards

"A Triggered Life"

Keith Mascoll, project founder of The Triggered Project – Shattering The Silence and Nurturing the Healing - discusses his story and the work his project is doing by helping to unpack the sexual trauma AND cast a shadow over the wholeness of black male selfhood. The project allows for a sharing of cultural values in black and brown communities –that often demand men suppress their vulnerabilities and deal with their trauma alone.

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2021 Official Honoree

Suicide Awareness Series

For the month of September, 2020, the PowerPLAY turned its focus on suicide information, prevention and awareness. September is Suicide prevention month and through our stories – we focused on bringing more attention to this important matter as well as understanding the complexities of mental illness and health. 

27th Annual Communicator Awards

"Out Of The Darkness"

She has been to hell and back. Her extraordinary story has never been made public. On this special extended edition of the PowerPLAY, we hear the journey of one woman's triumph over pain, abuse, and prison and how God delivered her from her darkness. No commercials. No breaks. Ashleigh Collins explains why she feels her story can help others.

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27th Annual Communicator Awards

"America Under Siege"

The horrific murder of Minnesotan, George Floyd has shocked the Nation. Americans of all stripes are questioning the fate of the Nation as America struggles to live up to the promise of her creed. Amidst a growing pandemic and burgeoning economy, Americans are forced to grapple with race, violence, public safety. Effective leadership is at a loss to handle the current national crisis. Compounding America’s turmoil, is a thin blue line mentality where police can’t police their own. The stories being told across the Country reflect the status of these turbulent times and require a willingness to listen and understand. 

26th Annual Communicator Awards

"Art & Culture"

Rob Stull, the creator and curator of Sequential Art: The Next Step - a first of its kind traveling exhibit - spotlights the contributions of African Americans in mainstream comic book art and popular culture. The renown artist discusses how he uses art to tackle issues of race and power in our society; the inspiration he passes down to his students; and why Hip Hop - as we knows it - is dead.

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