Cox Communications celebrates Black History Month by highlighting culturally relevant programming available On DEMAND and participating in various celebrations and events across the country. Since I’m in Louisiana I wanted to share a little about a local event happening February 24th at 2pm in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bring the family out for a day of fun and watch the 10th Annual African-American History Parade. This year’s theme is “And Still I Rise.” Be sure to look for the Cox float. The large Cox float will be decked out in decor that celebrates jazz, music, literature and art made popular by African-Americans. The float also will pay tribute to renowned poet and author Maya Angelou. Just hearing Maya Angelou speak makes the air on my arms stand up, she’s definitely a legend in her own right. If you’re in the area I hope you bring your family out for a day of fun.
Cox will be featuring three collections On DEMAND in celebration of Black History Month. The Black Directors Collection and the Black Cinema Collection, will be available from February 1st through the 28th. The Tyler Perry Collection, will be available from February 5th through March 4th. In addition, the “Black Cinema” category will be available On DEMAND year round.
Movies You Can Expect To See in February
The Black Directors Collection: The Paperboy, Sparkle, The Secret Life of Bees, Precious, The Best Man, Do the Right Thing and more.
The Black Cinema Collection: Won’t Back Down, Amistad, Pride, Ali, Roots: The Mini Series, Salute, The Great Debaters and more.
The Tyler Perry Collection: Alex Cross, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, Tyler Perry’s Daddy Little Girls, Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Tyler Perry’s Meets the Browns and more.
Lifetime will air two original movies, including Betty & Coretta (Feb. 3-25), focusing on the lives of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King, the wives of civil rights icons Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
So many of these titles are near and dear to my heart. I’ll never forget watching Roots with my parents when I was younger. Those images from Roots definitely stuck with me and to this day I still can’t believe just how harshly African-Americans were treated during slavery. It’s movies like Roots and many others that give me hope and inspire me to treat every human the same, no matter what color their skin is.
One of my favorite movie is The Secret Life of Bees. I remember going to see it at the theater with my mom. I cried, I laughed and I was forever touched by this film. What an amazing cast, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys, just to name a few.
And if those fabulous movie titles weren’t enough there is also special music choices on the free music channels. You can join MC this February to celebrate Black History Month and a new era of icons with ‘The New Classic.’
Disclosure: I was contacted by Everywhere to write a post about Cox and Black History. I was compensated monetarily for my time. No other compensation was given.