If you’ve got Comcast, get ready for a Black History Month explosion on your TV screens. Inspiring Black movers-and-shakers will be featured and honored in a “special collection of programming” throughout February, a press statement said.
“We are thrilled to focus this Black History Month on the contributions of entrepreneurs and innovators in the African American community who are making history today,” said Keesha Boyd, Executive Director Multicultural Consumer Services.
Get ready to grab some popcorn to watch some of your favorite iconic Black films, such as Venus and Serena, The Great Debaters, Pride, The Medgar Evers Story, Bird, I Am Ali and Malcom X. You’ll get to catch these cinematic masterpieces on Xfinity’s Celebrate Black TV website, Xfinity On Demand with select content available, and on your mobile devices via the Xfinity TV Go app.
If you want to put the remote down, Comcast is also expanding on its “His Dream Our Stories” website, which features a “collection of interviews with people who organized and fought for justice and equality in 1963 leading up to the March on Washington,” the home page boasts. You’ll get an extended collection of footage that captured key moments in our civil rights history.
This Comcast Black History Month celebration will all come to a climax on Feb. 25th with a two-part, live-streamed online talk show which will feature a panel of Black rising stars in the realm of technology and content.
“Highlighted in our special programming and throughout our celebration are some of the best creative and pioneering minds in tech and entertainment. Comcast’s goal is to support their efforts and create an opportunity for our customers to learn more through their dynamic stories,” Boyd added.
This panel, moderated by MSNBC’s Touré, will feature Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, Matthew Burnett, co-founder of Makers Row, Luvvie Ajai, founder of AwesomelyTechie and AwesomelyLuvvie.com, and Angela Benton, founder and CEO of NewME Accelerator.
For the second segment of the panel, you’ll feast your eyes on Smokey Fontaine, chief content and creative officer of InteractiveOne, Eunique Jones Gibson, founder of Because of Them We Can, Courtney Kemp-Agboh, showrunner for Starz’ Power, and Baratunde Thurston, co-host of TakePartLive and co-founder of Cultivated Wit and NY Times Best Seller.
The live online talk show will begin streaming on Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. ET — you can witness it all go down here: Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.