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Rose Stuckey Kirk understands the importance of providing opportunities for the youth. In order for all youth to have similar chances at reaching success, they must be exposed to education that will keep them competitive once they enter the workforce. Kirk serves as chief corporate social responsibility officer at Verizon Communications Inc. The native of…

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Last Saturday, Kevin Liles and London on da Track partnered with Verizon looking for the next big freestyle artist. One week later, Verizon is happy to announce the winner is from Annapolis, Maryland and goes by the name of Tre’ da Kid. The competition was very tight, as there was some wicked freestyle lyricists in…

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This year may go down in history as the biggest Essence Festival to happen ever, simply based on all the star powered names confirmed to attend. For starters, first time Essence Festival participant Oprah Winfrey was in attendance on Saturday joining Selma director Ava Duvernay, and T.D. Jakes at the Marriott Convention Center. The main attraction…

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NFL player William Gay of the Pittsburgh Steelers was only 7 years old when his stepfather shot and killed his mother. In the video above, Gay shares his personal experience with domestic violence. Gay and ​award-winning actress Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) joined Verizon’s HopeLine program to take action against domestic violence. Together, they announced their goal…

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Verizon Wireless has announced Tuesday it would give away one of the phones Apple has revealed. Customers will receive the 16GB version of the iPhone 6. But, customers must turn in their old iPhone and sign a two-year agreement with Verizon. Carriers usually offer a discount on phones to customers who sign a service contract,…

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Essence Communications Inc. president, Michelle Ebanks, kicked off the 20th Essence Festival with an opening speech and acknowledged all the main sponsors for the event: Coca-Cola, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Mc Donald’s and Ford Motor Co. Rev. Al Sharptonspoke from stage and said, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else for the Fourth of July weekend.…

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Verizon Wireless hosted a private dinner at the famous Dooky Chase’s Restaurant with Lance Gross and Regina Hall during the Essence Festival.  Cameka Crawford, the multicultural communications and community relations manager for Verizon Wireless, talked about the company’s mission to help decrease domestic violence. “We know the technology can bring on change, one of the concerns that Verizon Wireless is…

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The year is coming to an end and everyone is starting to list their New Year’s resolutions.  At the top of many lists is weight loss or to be healthier. No need in going out and spending all your hard earned money on a gym membership if you own a smartphone. There are over 20,000…

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Waiting for the perfect opportunity to upgrade that old outdated or busted up cellphone? Well Black Friday may be your day! The day after Thanksgiving, the highly popular Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S4 will be free on Black Friday but of course, there is a catch — a two-year contract. Nevertheless, still a great deal.…

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In an effort to reduce Smartphone thefts, Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable. However, the nation’s biggest carriers, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, United States Cellular Corp., Sprint Corp., and T-Mobile US Inc., have rejected the idea. San Francisco…

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Beyoncé and Rev. Jesse Jackson have so much in common. The two motivate all of us to think about things. The songs that Beyoncé sings have us thinking she’s the queen, reigning supreme – musically and lyrically – sharing stories about what it means to be young, gifted, African American and talented. But it is…

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A hilarious but creepy picture of George W. Bush and President Barack Obama is making its rounds online. The photo perfectly blends the former President with the current President.  Huffington Post staffers created the photo in the midst of the controversial government request of the National Security Agency announcing a court order asking Verizon to hand…

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Tune in tonight, Easter Sunday, to TVOne at 10 p.m. and witness Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound 2012 finale special with performances by Chicago-based choir Dexter Walker & Zion Movement Choir and regional winning chairs, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and Fred Hammond. The 90-member winning choir received a recording contract, a…

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