Cox Communications Celebrates Black History Month
On DEMAND content, viewing parties highlight month-long celebration

ATLANTA – Cox Communications is celebrating the culture and contributions of African- Americans during Black History Month by highlighting culturally relevant programming available On DEMAND and hosting special viewing parties in partnership with HBO®.

On DEMAND Content

Cox is highlighting a variety of programming, including selections that focus on African- American history, documentaries that shed light on African-American triumphs, historical dramas, feature films, comedy and music. The content includes programming based on literature about African Americans, and many written by, starring, directed or produced by people of color. 

Cox Advanced TV customers can look for these titles and in Cox’s On DEMAND menu on Channel 1.

  • The Black List (Vols. 1-3) (TV One/HBO) – FreeZone/Top Picks
  • The Loving Story (HBO) – Premium/HBO
  • Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (HBO) – Premium/HBO
  • Malcolm X (Warner Bros.) – Movies/Black Directors
  • Barack Obama – A Man and His Journey (InDemand)
  • The Great Debaters – Movies/Denzel Washington
  • Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 (Showtime) – Premium/Showtime

Also, Bio OnDemand (A&E Network), which will provide an inside look at some of the most influential African-Americans over the past century, is scheduled to launch on On DEMAND this month. The series will include profiles of President Obama, Thurgood Marshall, Bill Cosby, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and many more.

Movie Screenings

Cox is partnering with HBO to host screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Loving Story, during Black History Month.

In Hampton Roads, Virginia, HBO and Cox will host a free community screening of the documentary on Feb. 9 at the historic Crispus Attucks Theatre in Norfolk. In Baton Rouge, HBO and Cox will host a screening on Feb. 10 at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. The Loving Story focuses on Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s and their landmark Supreme Court case to declare their marriage legal.


National Urban League (Liga Nacional Urbana)

Cox's commitment to the African-American community starts with its parent company, Cox Enterprises. Through partnerships with organizations like the National Urban League (Liga Nacional Urbana), all Cox entities are encouraged to actively support and engage with the African-American community. Cox Communications donates annually to the National Urban League, provides sponsorship for its annual conference and supports the organization in many of its local markets.

Cox also is a long-time supporter of mentoring through the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). The program is a partnership between the National Urban League, corporate America, government, non-profits and other institutions where African-American executives serve as "Visiting Professors" at participating colleges.

In 2011, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta recognized Cox Enterprises and its companies with the Equal Opportunity Award of the Year for Cox’s commitment to workplace and supplier diversity, community partnerships and engagement.

Commitment to Diversity

Cox Communications’ commitment has been regularly recognized by DiversityInc. In 2011, Cox Communications was named to the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list for its demonstrated use of diversity best practices and measured results. This is Cox's sixth year on the list and is the fifth consecutive year in which Cox has ranked in the top 25; its 2011 rank was 20th. And, for seven straight years, Cox has been named the Best Operator for Women in the annual Women in Cable Telecommunications PAR Survey.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at y

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