EL SEGUNDO, CA and DETROIT, MI, Dec. 2, 2015 – The Impact Network, the only African American owned and operated Christian television network in the U. S., is now available on AT&T’s DIRECTV platform on channel 380. The network features programming on urban ministries and gospel lifestyle entertainment.
“We’re excited about the commitment AT&T and DIRECTV have shown to the African-American community by adding this network,” said Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, CEO and president, the Impact Network. “We hope our programming empowers the community with its uplifting entertainment and with additional opportunities for minorities in the television industry.”
“We look forward to bringing our customers a wide variety of programming and unique viewpoints,” said Dan York, chief content officer, AT&T. “Impact is a welcome addition to our channel lineup. We’re proud to deliver content that speaks to the different communities we serve.”
The Impact Network’s mission is to provide exceptional Christian and educational programming. It empowers the spiritual, physical, financial and emotional needs of the community and viewers. The network line-up includes television ministries by Impact CEO & President Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Bishop TD Jakes. It also offers original programming like Dr. Beverly Jackson’s “Living Free,” “The Jewel Tankard Show,” legendary gospel icon Bobby Jones’ Cory “CoCo Brother” Condrey, “Impact Better Health/Diet Free Life” with Dr. Robert Ferguson, and “Real Talk” with Kim Burrell.
It enriches viewers’ lives with Christian-themed and family-oriented health, fitness, financial, and family entertainment. The Impact Network strives to be the foremost innovative television network locally and abroad with exclusive programming.
About The Impact Network:
The Impact Network was founded in 2010 by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Dr. Beverly Jackson in Detroit, Michigan and is the fastest growing African-American one hundred percent (100%) independently owned Christian network in The United States with diverse family oriented programming. The Impact Network reaches 45 million viewers in the United States, Canada, Africa and the Bahamian Island.
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Racing Toward Diversity magazine, and the United Athletes Foundation are collaborating on a Player Networking Event connected to Super Bowl 50 in San Jose, Calif., on Feb. 6, 2016. Notre Dame Vice President and Associate Provost Greg Crawford will lead a panel discussion.
Fields Jackson, founder of Racing Toward Diversity, has been a speaker at Notre Dame College of “Diversity, Culture, Religion in Science,” a one-day course created by Crawford in 2012, since its inception, and former NFL player Reggie Howard, founder of United Athletes Foundation, has spoken at the annual event https://goo.gl/R7VhLy
The United Athletes Foundation (UAF), founded in 2008, has more than 150 professional athletes across professional sports working together to improve the lives of athletes and society. Its board of advisors includes two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, Julius Erving, Hank Aaron, Jim Brown, and others. Racing Toward Diversity showcases diversity efforts in business, education, and other fields, with more than 3.5 million readers for its quarterly magazine, daily online newspaper, and social media.
The Player Networking Event, established in 2000 by NFL Player and Employee Development Department and owned by Troupe21 & Associates since 2003, offers active and former NFL players exposure to corporations involved in providing players with work experiences through the NFL’s Career Transition Program. In recent years, it has focused on supporting players’ efforts to launch and promote their business interests.
On the Saturday before the Super Bowl, the Player Networking Event will have a roundtable led by Crawford at San Jose State University from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The panel of a few individuals form local companies, will address these diversity issues to high school students college students , and professionals and retired athletes, will raise awareness and help active and former athletes explore STEM, diversity, and employment opportunities through networking and various tech-related career paths. After the event, from 8 to 11 p.m., a food-and-drink mixer, celebrating 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Will Shields, will provide a more informal networking setting with sponsors and Silicon Valley STEM executives.