Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Celebrating Black History Month at Comcast NBCUniversal
This year, we’re celebrating the best in black media, music with a specially curated destination on Xfinity On Demand, focused on the “New Renaissance” of influencers and icons moving the culture in entertainment, sports, music, TV, movies and beyond. Customers can just say “Black Film & TV” into the X1 Voice Remote to access content from the Urban Movie Channel, Brown Sugar, Afro, Cleo, Aspire, BET, and TV One, as well as award-winning films like Black Panther, Get Out, and The Hate U Give. Beyond our content offerings, customers can look forward to Xfinity film screenings, giveaways and events at select Xfinity stores across the country.
Comcast NBCUniversal is also observing the month in other ways, including through Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, our award-winning multimedia initiative that celebrates the legacy and impact of America’s civil rights champions. This February, we will add five new interview segments featuring Chicago-based civil rights leaders to mark the opening of our third permanent Voices of the Civil Rights Movement museum installation at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History.
In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal is continuing its year-round commitment to the African American community by supporting educational partnerships and programming. Our news and public affairs platform Comcast Newsmakers is highlighting issues including economic empowerment, Congressional diversity, and new leadership pipelines for America’s black community. Conversations with leaders from the NAACP, The Brookings Institution, the National Council of Negro Women, and more can be viewed online, on Xfinity On Demand and on social media. Other partnerships during Black History Month include the NBCBLK series She Thrives: Black Women Making History Today and screenings of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book: Guide To Freedom.
And our employees are also celebrating Black History Month all across the country. Dozens of Comcast NBCUniversal’s Black Employee Network ERG chapters are hosting community service events, film screenings, panel discussions and more. Highlights include a screening of the documentary Uneven Fairways, chronicling the rich history of African-Americans golfers; a roundtable discussion titled “Natural Hair, Why Care?” addressing natural hair in the professional world and a tour of sites along the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia among many more events.
Comcast NBCUniversal is a company that celebrates, honors, and respects the rich heritage of the communities we serve. Learn more about our long-standing commitment to diversity inclusion at diversity.comcast.com.