On February 24, Cox employees from the Acadiana area will participate in the 10 th Annual African American History Parade. This year's theme is "And Still I Rise." The 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.
Cox Virginia will be holding numerous activities throughout the state highlighting Black History Month.In partnership with Fairfax County, Cox will host a celebration of Black History Month at the Fairfax County Government Center. Cox will present a scholarship to the Jefferson Center Music Lab Jazz Institute in Roanoke. This scholarship enables young musicians to participate in the camp, culminating in a series of final performances and recordings at the Jefferson Center. Cox 11 Hampton Roads is focusing its programming on some of the best Black History Month activities throughout Hampton Roads. The shows Cox Connections and Hot Ticket will feature stories on Hampton University's Black History Month calendar, the Virginia Arts Festival, Hurrah Players & the Urban League of Hampton Roads.
National Urban League
Cox's commitment to the African-American Community starts with its parent company, Cox Enterprises. Through partnerships with organizations like the National Urban League, all Cox entities are encouraged to actively support and engage with the African-American community. Cox Communications donates money and public service announcements annually to the National Urban League, provides sponsorship for its annual conference and supports the organization in many of its local markets.
Commitment to Diversity
Cox Communications' commitment has been regularly recognized by DiversityInc. In 2012, Cox Communications was named to the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversitylist for its demonstrated use of diversity best practices and measured results. This was Cox's seventh year on the list and was the sixth consecutive year in which Cox was ranked in the top 25; its 2012 rank was 25 th. In addition, Cox was ranked No. 8 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks.
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 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 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 seven 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 www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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