Hampton Roads Black List Premieres June 21, 8:00 p.m. on Cox 11

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~Advanced screening and launch of Black List Facebook page June 17~

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 12 // -- On June 21, 2009 at 8 p.m. on Cox Channel 11, Cox will premiere its Hampton Roads Black List. The Hampton Roads Black List is a compilation of stories of trial and triumph of African-Americans from the Greater Hampton Roads region who have broken barriers in their lifetime; this documentary is based on the award-winning HBO documentary.

An advance press screening of the documentary and a reception to honor the 2009 Hampton Roads Black List honorees will be held Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Cox Communications headquarters, 1341 Crossways Boulevard in Chesapeake.

"After HBO's Virginia premiere of Black List Volume II, we began thinking of all the great leaders and powerful advocates of change within our region. With HBO's permission, we thought it quite fitting to document their stories," said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Hampton Roads.

Hampton Roads Black List Honorees

Chosen in concert with the Urban League of Hampton Roads, the 2009 Black List honorees represent a dynamic group of individuals who have made great contributions to the region:



    

Share Your Story

Cox Hampton Roads also has developed a Hampton Roads Black List Facebook page. Viewers of the Hampton Roads Black List documentary and others within the Greater Hampton Roads region are invited to share their stories of those who have broken down barriers and impacted lives in a positive way in the community.

"Cox has set up this special page for residents to post their stories. We are doing this because we believe that the residents of the region have their own stores of 'trial and triumph' that they may want to share with others. The stories within the Hampton Roads Black List documentary are moving and powerful, but we recognize that these are not the only stories of success in the region. Through the Hampton Roads Black List Facebook page, we are hopeful that folks within the region will also share their accounts," adds McCollum.

Stories can be submitted in writing or via video at:



    

For more information or details on this event or the documentary, contact Felicia Blow at 222-8432.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com. In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

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