Cox Communications Celebrates Black History Month Throughout Virginia

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Cox Communications Celebrates Black History Month Throughout Virginia

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:10pm

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Cox Communications will celebrate African-American culture and contributions throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. Cox will highlight culturally relevant programming available OnDEMAND, featuring programming selections that focus on African-American history, documentaries that shed light on African-American triumphs, historical dramas, feature films, comedy and music. Additionally, Cox, in partnership with TV One, will be supporting events in Hampton RoadsNorthern Virginia and Roanoke to recognize and celebrate African-Americans and their culture.

"Celebrating diversity is in our DNA here at Cox and we're honored to celebrate Virginia's rich culture again this year by being a part of Black History Month events throughout the state," says J.D. Myers II, interim senior vice present and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. "We're thankful for the opportunities our partners provide, helping us – and our customers – celebrate the rich history of African-Americans and our future."

Hampton Roads

In Hampton Roads, Cox will partner with TV One, the Urban League of Hampton Roads and local NAACP chapters to host the second annual NAACP Image Awards Watch Party. This event will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Portsmouth.  Awards presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will showcase and  honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. 

Northern Virginia - Fairfax County

Fairfax County, in partnership with Cox Communications, will be presenting a Black History Month Celebration at the Fairfax County Government Center on Friday, February 20, 2015. This year's program,  A Century of Black Life, History and Culture will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a family-friendly reception featuring performances by dancers, choirs and musicians and will include remarks from community leaders and special guest April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and regular panelist on Washington Watch on TV One.  The main program, a keynote address by David E. Garnet, President of I AM Solutions, LLC, will follow at 7:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.


In Roanoke, Cox is a proud sponsor of the Urban Professional League's (UPL) Community Achievement Awards. The UPL focuses on promoting professionalism, networking, and community service amongst young African American professionals throughout theRoanoke and New River Valleys.  This event will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7pm in Fitzpatrick Hall at the Jefferson Center.  Awards will be presented to three outstanding African-Americans, recognizing their exceptional contributions to education, business and community following a keynote address by special guest April Ryan.

TV One launched in 2004 and offers a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers.  Cox customers subscribing to Advanced TV Preferred or higher can view TV One on channel 240 in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia and on channel 338 inRoanoke.

Media Contact:  Emma Inman, APR, (757) 222.8432 or

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 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 digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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