Earlier this month, Rev. Al. Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) recognized Haitian-American playwright and actress Dominique Morisseau and a range of leaders influencing Black culture at the annual Triumph Awards in Harlem.
Honorees included Naturi Naughton, award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a leading organizer, writer and the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Van Jones, a criminal justice leader who continuously sheds light on injustices through his work as CEO of REFORM Alliance and his CNN show “The Van Jones Show”; Ivy McGregor, a licensed ordained minister, author and CEO of Ivy Inc. & Social Responsibility/ BEYGOOD; and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, a businessman and philanthropist.
Each recipient was honored for the positive impact they’ve made on society by utilizing their talents and resources to help change humanity in their respective fields. In their honor, Rev. Sharpton shared their personal stories with guests in the packed venue, on the honorees using their platforms to further the Black community’s social justice agenda.
Morisseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company), Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre), and Detroit ’67 (Public Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem and NBT).