The PowerPLAY Show

The PowerPLAY Show

On The PowerPLAY Show, we take on issues and guests and allow them to think about how power plays into the success and failures of our world. We'll ask the questions YOU want to know the answers to. We'll take on the hard topics and find the answer for those in and who desire power. Listen to The PowerPLAY Show each Thursday at ThePowerPLAYShow.com or search for The PowerPLAY Show where you listen to your podcasts.

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August 31, 2022 35 min

As we start the new school year – and for some it has already started, I thought this would be a good time to sit down with some children’s book authors. First up – the authors of Aiden’s Spots. Aiden's Spots follows Aiden on his 1st day of school as he begins Kindergarten. Aiden has Vitiligo and is unsure what to expect or even how to explain it if called upon. Authors Tierza and Justin Hall are my guests this week.

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Wendy McAdams-Flores – once thriving as an advocation for social services in New Jersey as well as an educator in both New Jersey and North Carolina became a victim of the enormity of mental health in the COVID era. 

She lost 14 family members to covid and quickly realized her symptoms of anxiety and depression were too hard to manage any longer.

Eventually, Wendy began seeking support through Counseling and joining community Christi...

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Rosa Rodriguez Williams has devoted her life and career to help build communities where everyone feels they can fully participate, create, learn, engage, and thrive.  She is committed to and passionate about not only advancing organizational diversity and inclusion practices, but also on the development and uplifting of its people.  

Currently, Rosa is the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at ...

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You never know what will happen when Yolanda A. Barnes, better known as Yogii with 2 I's, hits the stage. From poetry that will make you sit on the edge of your seat, to words that will make you stand to your feet. Even giving you a little comedy, singing a soulful song that will have you swooning, or a freestyle not to forget. You can best believe that you will get a show to remember.

Writing since 13, Yogii started penning rap...

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On this special week-long edition of the PowerPLAY RePLAY - I’m celebrating some women in power who are near to my heart. And are part of this weekend’s World Vitiligo Day Conference in Minnesota. I’m so proud to be a part of this community who live to support and empower people living with Vitiligo - the focus of the upcoming film documentary, More Than Our Skin.

As I’ve been sharing over the past year, I’ve been working on this pr...

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On this special week-long edition of the PowerPLAY RePLAY - I’m celebrating some women in power who are near to my heart. And are part of this weekend’s World Vitiligo Day Conference in Minnesota. I’m so proud to be a part of this community who live to support and empower people living with Vitiligo - the focus of the upcoming film documentary, More Than Our Skin.

As I’ve been sharing over the past year, I’ve been working on this pr...

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On this special week-long edition of the PowerPLAY RePLAY - I’m celebrating some women in power who are near to my heart. And are part of this weekend’s World Vitiligo Day Conference in Minnesota. I’m so proud to be a part of this community who live to support and empower people living with Vitiligo - the focus of the upcoming film documentary, More Than Our Skin.

As I’ve been sharing over the past year, I’ve been working on this pr...

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This week on a PowerPLAY Re-PLAY - They work in ministering the next generation of youth – she is a best-selling author…he is soon to be a best-selling author – and they ain’t done yet! The Power Couple – Brandon and Crystal McLean - Coming up next on This PowerPLAY 
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This Week on a PowerPLAY RePLAY - she is the woman behind the efforts to bring films from filmmakers of color to an international audience. Lisa Simmons discusses her work with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Color of Film Collaborative – and what she believes makes a great film.

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This week on a PowerPLAY Re-PLAY - we revisit my conversation with KidsPeace’s own Dominique Womack. Kids Peace is a non-profit organization devoted to helping children with emotional and behavioral challenges. 

Dominique has dedicated years to helping them raise money for programs that help both foster children and foster parents have the emotional support and materials to continue to raise the youth through all circumstances. 

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This week on The PowerPLAY Show - Part 2 of my special co-production with Defining You with Helena J. We discuss the changing business of journalism and how I got started on my current film project, More Than Our Skin. Part 2 of Defining You with Helena J coming up next on The PowerPLAY Show!

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This week on The PowerPLAY Show - It’s not often I have the opportunity to be on the receiving end of interviews, but that’s what’s happening on this two-part special co-production with Defining You with Helena J. We discuss how I got into this business;  when I learned my purpose; and of course my film project, More Than Our Skin.

So here is Part 1 of Defining You with Helena J. Next on The PowerPLAY Show!

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Fade up – cue music – dissolve still store – cut live – fade to black. Words my guest this week has uttered for decades – and he had a little cameo in front of the camera as well. For 40 years, Stephen Lucas directed the major news stories that changed our world, and this week, he talks about his path, what he misses and doesn’t miss – and what’s next for the newly retired young man – that’s next on The PowerPLAY RePLAY!

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It’s been more than a week – and most of us are still in a state of shock. The conversations range from what’s wrong with him to how is he’s doing. And millions on social media are sharing thoughts, memes and anger over the slap seen around the globe. But at the core is the institutional rage black men have and continue to take out on one another. This time – for the entire world to see. So where do we go from here? The conversatio...

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March is National Women's Month and all month long we’ve shared our Empowering Women Series where brought you one of the amazing women from my upcoming documentary film, More Than Our Skin. Our last episode features Patricia Rossy, Vice-President of VITFriends. Patricia shares part of her journey and how she uses her voice and beauty to bring attention to this widely, misunderstood disease. This week on The PowerPLAY Show!

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March is National Women's Month and all month long we’re in our Empowering Women Series where I'm highlighting one of the amazing women from my upcoming documentary film, More Than Our Skin. This week my guest is Millicent Meadows, leader of the Connecticut Chapter of VITFriends. Millicent shares her journey of being diagnosed as a teenager and how she works to help other teens live with their beautiful skin. That’s Coming ...

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March is National Women's Month and all month long we’re in our Empowering Women Series where I'm highlighting one of the amazing women from my upcoming documentary film, More Than Our Skin. This week my guest is Katrina Christian, leader of the North Carolina Chapter of VITFriends. Katrina shares her journey and how she’s helping others in her community living with vitiligo. This week on The PowerPLAY Show!

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March is National Women's Month and I'm kicking off my Empowering Women Series where all month I'm highlighting one of the amazing women from my upcoming documentary film, More Than Our Skin. This week, my guest is Alicia Roufs, leader of the Minnesota Chapter of VITFriends. Alicia – the only one of the five women in this film who has had Vitiligo her entire life. Her story and her triumph. This week on The PowerPLAY Sh...

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March is National Women's Month and I'm kicking off my Empowering Women Series where all month I'm highlighting one of the amazing women from my upcoming documentary film, More Than Our Skin. This week, Valarie Molyneaux, founder and CEO of VITFriends sits down with me to discuss her work - her hopes - and what it means for her to be a part of this important film project. 

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Commissioner Christine Elow makes history – but it’s her story about how she made it to Top Cop that’s truly inspirational. On the final installment of our Celebrating Black Excellence series, I sit down with the newly appointed Police Commissioner for the City of Cambridge - the first woman to hold the position in the department's history! This Week on The PowerPLAY Show!

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