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Comcast celebrates Black History Month on XFINITY

February 17, 2011

Black History MonthComcast announced earlier this month in a press release that their XFINITY TV cable brand would be celebrating Black History Month in February with special programming through their on-demand video. They’re also commemorating their one-year anniversary of launching Black Cinema On Demand, which is dedicated to the celebration of black films, black actors and black filmmakers. They’ll be showing award-winning films like The Color Purple and Amistad over the month of February. Look up XFINITY’s programming in your area to see what they offer.

Comcast’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Payne Brown, said, “Comcast is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special programming that highlights the many accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of African Americans. After launching Black Cinema On Demand just one year ago, we are excited about building on that foundation to increase the quality and diversity of African American programming across multiple platforms for our customers.”

Some of the films that will be featured are:

  • Spike LeeAntwone Fisher – Directed by and starring Denzel Washington
  • Blood Diamond – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Boyz in the Hood – Directed by John Singleton, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • The Color Purple – Starring Whoopi Goldberg
  • Death at a Funeral – Starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan
  • For Colored Girls – Directed by Tyler Perry
  • Friday – Starring Chris Tucker and Ice Cube
  • The Last King of Scotland – Starring Forest Whitaker
  • Jackie Brown – Directed by Quentin Tarantino
  • Lillies of the Field – Starring Sidney Poitier
  • Pride – Starring Terrence Howard
  • Ray – Starring Jamie Foxx
  • Director Spike Lee’s films:
    • She’s Gotta Have It
    • Miracle at St. Anna
    • A Huey P. Newton Story
    • Crooklyn

Some of the documentaries they’ll be presenting include: Barack Obama – A Man and His Journey; Brick City; The Injustice Files; MLK Boulevard; Kareem Abdul -Jabbar’s On the Shoulder of Giants; and Roots: The Mini Series.

And finally, some of the biographies will profile the following people: Maya Angelou;Halle Berry; Bill Cosby; Jamie Foxx; Aretha Franklin; Barack Obama; Queen Latifah; Condoleezza Rice and Stevie Wonder.

Check out XFINITY broadcasting in your area.

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