Through the month of February, digital cable customers are poised just a “click away” from unlocking new revelations into some of the history, struggles and beauty that are an integral part of the African-American experience as part of cable’s Diversity On Demand initiative. With the ease of advanced digital cable platforms, like On Demand, viewers can learn more about African-American history at their convenience during Black History Month.
In addition to the multicultural programing, the Diversity On Demand Facebook page has been created to become an online destination where anyone interested in multicultural entertainment can join to engage with others in the community. You can learn more about what Diversity On Demand offers through interactive polls, contests, trivia and more.
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 sharereal-life family relationship dramas like “Braxton Family Values.”
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.
Since this is such great programming, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win their own Diversity On Demand Prize Pack. In it you will find:
(1)Ray Movie Poster
(1)A&E Analog Rubber Slap Watch
(1)Bio. Mini Notebook
(1)Bio. Makeup Bag
(1)Time Warner Water Bottle
(1)Diversity On Demand Tote Bag
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