Verizon Wireless Honors African-American Achievements With An Online Multimedia Series

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless will spotlight seven influential African-American leaders in a unique online program, “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” throughout the month of February. The multimedia initiative launches today and includes a series of candid video vignettes featuring Pastor Marvin Sapp, Dr. Steve Perry, DJ Beverly Bond, actor Laz Alonso and sports figures Tia Norfleet and Malcolm Jenkins.

“‘Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network’ provides a platform for the community to learn about these inspiring leaders who have made significant contributions to our society and culture,” said Marquett Smith, vice president of communications for Verizon Wireless. “We are honored to be able to share their stories with the public.”

Starting today, the public can go to to register for updates and view weekly video interviews of the featured celebrities. The video vignettes offer an intimate peek into the lives of each of the influencers as they make strides in the areas of church, education, business, entertainment and sports. The first video will be released today and features gospel music chart topper Pastor Marvin Sapp. The remaining videos will be released as follows:

  • Feb. 3 – Tia Norfleet NASCAR driver
  • Feb. 8 – Dr. Steve Perry, Educator
  • Feb. 13 – Laz Alonso, Actor
  • Feb. 17 – The Three Doctors, MDs and Authors
  • Feb. 22 – DJ Beverly Bond, DJ and Organizer
  • Feb. 27 – Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Player and Philanthropist

For more information about “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network,” including weekly video uploads of the featured influencers please visit:

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at