Devonte Teasley, Kri Peck, Avian Watson and Vaughn Alvarez at the 2021 Black Media Honors at the Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA

August 27, 2021 — Atlanta-based media company Empower Media Group (EMG) held the 2021 Black Media Honors™️ on Sunday, August 22. The annual awards honors broadcasting, public relations, media, mass communication and journalism icons who have influenced and made significant contributions to the media industry. Celebrated strategic public-relations agency, CR8 Agency, was awarded “Agency of The Year” at the inaugural event.

CR8 Agency (“create agency”) is a multi-cultural strategic public relations and marketing agency. The agency specializes in connecting consumers with brands and talent through live experiences, virtual content, in-person press appearances, social media, and community outreach. Established in 2015, CR8 Agency, dominates Black Hollywood with its unique, original, and innovative approach to client relations and implementation of strategy in the fields of AA-press, faith-based publicity, non-profit, theater, gospel music, Hip Hop/R&B, TV, and Film. CR8 is 100% dedicated to serving and living with integrity, quality customer service, superior performance, metrics, and results and hold offices in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles.

The Black Media Honors, slated to air on FOX SOUL was hosted by Actress Brely Evans and Pastor Anthony Murray. Honorees included, Karen Civil (Live Civil), Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant (New Birth Missionary Church), Kimberly Chapman (Sheen Magazine Editor-at-Large), Jeff Johnson (BET, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, NAACP), Randy Fling (Rolling Out), Dr. Rashad Richey (Political Analyst for CBS46, MSNBC, PeachtreeTV, V-103, Rolling Out), Michelle Rice (General Manager Urban One & TV One), Morgan Debaun (Blavity), Nadia C. Fischer (Publicist and activist) and The Georgia Entertainment Caucus.

“We are extremely grateful and honored to be recognized for our work. We will continue to help make our clients dreams a reality,” shared agency CEO, Vaughn Alvarez.

Follow the CR8 Agency on social media by using the handle @CR8Agency.



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Tammy Reese is an award winning actress and writer. She currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television.