Verizon “Potential of Us” in Honor of Black History Month

By Keith Feagin, intern

For the last 85 years, Black History Month has been celebrated in February. Black History Month commemorates, acknowledges the accomplishments, and the Legacy of African Americans in society.The program Verizon “Potential of Us” has partnered with Morris Chestnut, Lance Gross, Regina Hall and Keke Palmer to inspire the public to give back to the community and tap into their own potential to build stronger communities.

Ciarra Nelson and Lance Gross
Ciarra Nelson and Lance Gross

Starting Feb. 1 and running through the month, the community can join Palmer, Chestnut, Gross and Hall to participate in a series of live challenges that include donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories to the “Hope-line”, to benefit domestic violence victims and survivors; teaching an elder to use technology; meeting someone who inspires them; and participating in a healthy run/walk. Those who cannot take part in the live events can participate in online challenges that range from reading to a child to performing a random act of kindness. Tune all next week Tv20 News Wrap-up for more coverage!

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