Verizon Innovators and Pioneers Contest

U.S. history is filled with influential African Americans. Discover four pioneers who changed their communities – and our country. Plus, see how five modern innovators combine strong cultural ties and Verizon technology to empower today’s society. Watch innovator Jill Scott’s video and  listen to more stories here. Enter the Innovator Trivia Contest for the chance to win a Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)!

Reblog Your Questions For Verizon Wireless’ History Maker, Amber Riley—star on Glee and now Broadway!

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Did you hear that Glee’s Amber Riley will be making her New York stage debut this Fall? Amber will join the cast of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Parade, which will return to New York City Center for just a few dates, from November 14-18, as a part of the city’s annual Encores! series. And that’s not all! Tomorrow, Verizon Wireless’ Black History Month essay contest winners will be joining the star in NYC to get a glimpse into a day in her life.

We’ll be sitting down with Amber to get the inside scoop on everything from her latest projects to herfavorite devices and apps. Have a question for Amber? You still have time to submit them on Tumblr by reblogging this post and including your questions. We’ll have Amber’s responses later this week!

Verizon Wireless Presents: A Day in the Life of a History Maker With Glee’s Amber Riley!

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This Wednesday, five students from across the Northeast Area who won Verizon Wireless’ Black History Month essay contest asking how they plan to change history, will be joining Amber Riley, star of the hit TV series Glee, in NYC to get a glimpse into a day in her life. The program, in partnership with UNCF, Teacher Planet, and Get Schooled, was developed to inspire and motivate high school students by highlighting some of today’s most influential African American history makers.

The best part is, we’ll be following along for all the fun! Have a question for the Glee star? Submit your question on Tumblr by reblogging this post and we’ll have Amber’s responses later this week along with an insider look into a day in her life! 

Verizon Celebrates Black History Month

Verizon Wireless is celebrating Black History Month with education, positivity and prizes. Verizon Wireless, provider of America’s 4G LTE network, has initiated “A Day in the Life of a History Maker” for high school students. The program is in partnership with UNCF, Get Schooled and Teacher Planet.

Students who want to participate in the program are asked to submit a 500-word essay by March 31 to www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory explaining how they plan to make history.

At Verizon Wireless, we live our Credo year-round. “We embrace diversity and personal development not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s smart business.”  Our multicultural outreach programs are just one example of our commitment to diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.
Along with the United Negro College Fund, we are bringing Northeast high schools and its students to a fun and informative, dedicated website – www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory — which offers unique Black History lesson plans, little-known factoids, promotions and weekly-themed videos that tie back to the education materials featuring Amber Riley who plays Mercedes Jones on the hit show Glee! 

Plus, enter to win a chance to get up close and personal with a present-day history makers, Amber Riley and  Terrence J of BET’s 106 & Park. Enter now at http://verizoninsider.com/blackhistory

At Verizon Wireless, we live our Credo year-round. “We embrace diversity and personal development not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s smart business.”  Our multicultural outreach programs are just one example of our commitment to diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.

Along with the United Negro College Fund, we are bringing Northeast high schools and its students to a fun and informative, dedicated website – www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory — which offers unique Black History lesson plans, little-known factoids, promotions and weekly-themed videos that tie back to the education materials featuring Amber Riley who plays Mercedes Jones on the hit show Glee! 

Plus, enter to win a chance to get up close and personal with a present-day history makers, Amber Riley and  Terrence J of BET’s 106 & Park. Enter now at http://verizoninsider.com/blackhistory