Cox and Fairfax County Celebrate Black History Month


Public invited to free program honoring African American women

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications, in partnership with Fairfax County, invites the public to attend a free program honoring African American women in celebration of Black History Month.  The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012, in the Fairfax County Government Center Auditorium.  A free reception will be available starting at 6 p.m.

"Cox has been a huge supporter of the Fairfax County Government's Black History Month programs, and we are thrilled to be able to participate in the celebration again this year," says Allen Roberts, VP of Operations, Cox Virginia.  "In addition to the many external activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, we have numerous internal initiatives that seek to embrace multiculturalism in our workplace and in the greater business landscape."

Throughout Black History Month, Cox will:

  • Feature an extensive slate of Black History themed programming On Demand
  • Run public service announcements about African American women in history and their contributions to society
  • Host Black History Month celebrations in partnership with various community groups throughout our core markets (Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Northern Virginia)

This year's program with Fairfax County will include a performance by actress Jenelle Randall, who will interpret the story of music legend Nancy Wilson as part of the county's month-long tribute to African American women in history.


Friday, February 24, 2012 – Media invited to all

Fairfax County Government Center Forum & Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

6-7 PM  Reception (appetizers and light refreshments)                            

7 PM      

  • Welcoming remarks by Vonya Alleyne, Director of Human Resources, Cox Virginia
  • Keynote speeches by Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and Cathy Hudgins, Hunter Mill District Supervisor
  • Choir songs
  • Step team presentation
  • Dance performances
  • Performance by actress Jenelle Randall

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 more than 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 five 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 and



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