CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications received the prestigious 2011 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award at the April 21 Urban League of Hampton Roads annual banquet. The award is presented to an international or national company that has made significant progress towards diversifying its workforce at the management and non-management levels.
"Cox strives to be a corporate leader in diversity and civic and community involvement – it is part of who we are and how we live and work," says Gary McCollum, Cox Virginia's Sr. Vice President and General Manager. "We are proud to receive this year's Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award."
The dinner honors the life and legacy of Young, the former executive director of the National Urban League who brought the League into the civil rights arena during the 1960s. This year's banquet featured Emmy award winning BET broadcaster Ed Gordon as Master of Ceremonies, who was joined by local WVEC 13 news anchor Vanessa Coria.
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. 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.
About Urban League of Hampton Roads
The mission of the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. (ULHR) is to enable African Americans and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights. The ULHR implements its mission by providing services and programs in education, employment, health, and housing to Hampton Roads communities through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community mobilization, and collaboration throughout communities.
SOURCE Cox Communications