This February, please join Comcast NBCUniversal as we honor Black History Month across our platforms, celebrating the Black experience during each moment in American history – memorializing the catalysts, innovators, and artists who came before us. Our special Black History Month website is a great place to start.
With our reach in media and technology, we have an opportunity to support the Black leaders and storytellers of today and of future generations. From amplifying diverse voices to bringing broadband and digital skills training to underserved families, to creating opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurs, we’re committed to leveraging our unique platforms to help create positive change.
Some of our key initiatives include:
- Sharing Black Voices: February marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, a first-of-its-kind collection of Black movies, TV shows, and news curated by industry leaders, film critics, and top networks – and endorsed by the African American Film Critics Association. All month we’re honored to share with viewers important content such as the docuseries “Founding in Color” our ongoing “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” series, and a new mini-documentary titled “Avenues of Dreams: Reclaiming MLK Boulevards.” Available at home on Xfinity X1 and Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app, access this content and more by saying the name of the program or “Black Experience” into the Xfinity Voice Remote.
- Supporting Black Businesses and Talent: Through Comcast RISE, we’ve made a multi-year commitment to provide marketing services, and technology makeovers, to underrepresented small businesses. On Feb. 23, the Comcast BENgineers, our Black employee network of engineers, will host its third annual conference, featuring esteemed speakers, Comcast engineers, technologists, and innovators.
- Advancing Equality and Opportunity: In June 2020, we furthered our dedication to fight racism, injustice, and inequity by making a $100 million commitment to meaningfully effect systemic change. We’ve since launched new programs and initiatives that have helped support small businesses owned by people of color, create new career opportunities, amplify diverse voices to inspire and inform, and provide resources to underserved communities.
If there are other ways that we can work together to uplift Black stories and storytellers, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our Black History Month website will be updated throughout February with the work of groundbreaking Black storytellers and the ways they have left and continue to leave their mark on the world.