Diversity On Demand focus on Black History Month

Looking to learn more about the history, struggles and beauty that are an integral part of the African-American experience for Black History Month? Then tap into cable’s Diversity On Demand initiative.

Cable Diversity On Demand

Diversity On Demand kicks off this month focusing on Black History Month and wraps following Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct. 15), and is an expansion of cable’s on-going support of and commitment to multicultural programming.

Black History Month programming for Diversity On Demand includes:
  • Milestones in Black History: A look at the history of the struggles and strife, the tragedies and the triumphs of African-Americans in the U.S., including programming on the Civil Rights era. Everyone in the family can learn with documentaries like “The Black List” examining some of the reasons for Black History Month. And children young and old can take a trip back in time understanding the importance of historical events with “Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4,” “On the Shoulders of Giants” and “Birds of a Feather: Tuskegee Airmen.”
  • Profiles in Courage: The biographies of influential African-Americans come to life with dramatic profiles and stories of acclaimed leaders and others who are not so well known—but perhaps should be, such as that of Lena Baker in “Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story.”
  • Dramas: Programs and movies like “Independence Day” showcasing award-worthy performances from notable African-American actors such as Will Smith. You can also explore and share real-life family relationship dramas like “Braxton Family Values.”
  • Hearth & Home: Savor shows like “Down Home with the Neelys” that provide a look at food and other aspects of modern African-American culture and society.
  • Of the People: These programs exemplify the contributions made by multicultural talent, shows written by, starring, directed or produced by African-Americans, like Morgan Freeman in “Million Dollar Baby.”
  • Powerful Portrayals: Storytelling has always been an important part of African-American culture. Drama fans can enjoy Black cinema offerings, which chronicle the challenges of African-American protagonists in a variety of ways.
  • That’s Entertainment: Laugh along with comedy specials such as “Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker,” while romantic comedies warm the heart. If music is your thing, there are shows and movies such as “Ray,” the remarkable story of one of America's true musical geniuses, Ray Charles, that look into the past, present music-making of African-American artists.
When you “like” cable’s Diversity on Demand at www.facebook.com/DiversityOnDemand you'll see Black History programming updates and links to trailers and be alerted to various entertainment celebrating multicultural programming throughout the year.

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