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February 02, 2012

Facebook's Diversity on Demand for Black History Month

By Julie Griffin, Contributing Writer

Celebrating Black History Month is easier than ever, thanks to “Diversity on Demand” available on Facebook (News - Alert). Simply click “like” and receive a wealth of black history-inspired movies and movie schedules. Many people in the cable industry have announced that there is an obligation of them to provide the public with some of the easiest educational pills to swallow – film.

Char Beales, president and CEO of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) tells Digital Journal, “The cable industry recognizes its responsibility and privilege to use the reach and influence of television, the Internet and mobile apps to spotlight important issues.”

Payne Brown, vice president of Strategic Initiatives for Comcast (News - Alert), is enthusiastic about continuing the black history efforts that Comcast started last year with their Black History tribute. “Comcast is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special programming that highlights the many accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of African Americans.”

Among the classic Black History hits available are Antwon Fishcher and The Color Purple. Viewers will also get to select movies like Million Dollar Baby in honor of African Americans like Morgan Freeman who have produced, directed, starred and written in a number of American films.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO East 2012, happening now, in Miami, FL. ITEXPO (News - Alert) offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. For more information on registering for ITEXPO registration, click here.

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Julie Griffin has a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky and covers technology news and communications related topics. Known best for her various web publications, Griffin also occasionally contributes to local press.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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