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What's on DA WIRE?

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Atlanta, Georgia - Nov 9, 2018 - Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Read More: HERE


Atlanta, Georgia - On June 13, 2018, The COX Pride employee resource group (ERG) activated an inclusive activity within all regions, including Center, whereby Cox employees created a Human Rainbow Flag on the CTECH lawn.

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ATLANTA - MAY 21: AM Fitness is owned and managed by Amanda McCurdy. I had an opportunity to meet Amanda earlier this year in a local gym that I attend in Atlanta, Georgia. AM Fitness specializes in prescription plans for aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, and strength training.

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By Avia Meadows | Images by Douglas Simmons

ATLANTA, GA – May 18, 2017 — In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, NAMIC Atlanta partnered with the APA to bring together a panel of bright and diverse speakers to explore their personal journeys as minorities in corporate America. The topic was “The current state of Asian Americans in the industry and the common challenges that unite everyone as a community”. Three key messages came to light through our discussion. Read More



Are you where you want to be in life?

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - This is a question that plagues the minds of many and if you don’t know the answer, well, you’re not alone. Some people may be in the process of making a job transition while others may be unsure of what’s next.

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By Alexandra Blakely

Photo's by Douglas Simmons

ATLANTA, April 12, 2017/ NAMIC-Atlanta/- Sometimes we let life guide us, and other times we take life by the horns. But one thing is for sure: no matter how organized we are, or how well we plan, we can always expect the unexpected. So what do you do when that unexpected event takes place in your career? Read More


By Douglas Simmons

Atlanta, Ga- The energy in the room on March 15th was exciting and inspiring. The COX Pride ERG held its first event for 2017 on Wednesday, March 15th. Jonelle Shields McKenzie facilitated a great panel discussion on having a better understanding of how Leaders embrace and leverage diversity to foster productivity, the importance of creating an environment that encourages employees to bring their whole self to work and most importantly obtaining a greater appreciation for the LGBT+ & Ally work experience on all of our COX Campuses.

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Sisterhood in Magic!

February 8, 2017- Photographer- Douglas Simmons

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Images By Douglas Simmons

I had the pleasure of photographing the Cox Communication Women’s ERG and WICT Southeast Present: Qualities of an Effective Communicator. Effective Communication is necessary for the survival of any business! See More


Written By Alexandra Blakeley

January 25, 2017- (Atlanta, Ga) - In the heart of downtown Atlanta lies one of the city’s most collaborative and exclusive member’s only social club, the Gathering Spot. Imagined and created by Ryan Wilson and TK Peterson, two college roommates from Georgetown, this duo decided to bring their vision of innovation back home to Atlanta. Read More


By Douglas Simmons

December 2, 2016- (Atlanta, GA) - I enjoyed working with panelist Lauren Powell and the other young professionals whom provided their professional career journey, moderated by Mark Greatrex, EVP and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, and provided advice on establishing direction when creating your own career path. Read More


By Douglas Simmons

November 21, 2016 - (Atlanta, GA) – The Cascade United Methodist Church (CUMC) congregation in conjunction with the CUMC New Advent Choir, led by Yergan C. Jones supported more than 1,000 individuals and families at their annual New Advent Choir Thanksgiving Basket distribution held at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta. Read More



By Douglas Simmons

Atlanta, September 22, 2016 / -- On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 I had the pleasure to connect with Alan Dixson, Project Manager - Internal Communication, Corporate Communications & Public Affair on another great initiative for Cox Conserves at the Cox Communication Corporate Office. 

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Atlanta, September 10, 2016 / -- On Thursday, September 8, 2016 the Cox Communications’ Atlanta Diversity Council Sponsored Diversity Day on their COX Enterprise, Inc. Corporate Campus in Atlanta, GA. The Community Pillar team of the ADC partnered with The Atlanta chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) to present The 2016 Diversity Leadership Summit. The Summit Theme: “Change. Challenge. Opportunity. Breaking out of your Comfort Zone”  Read More 


BY Douglas Simmons


Is your Market Place Leveraging Differences?

Atlanta, August 11, 2016 / -- On Wednesday, August 3, 2016 the Cox Communications Diversity & Inclusion Channels sponsored a speaker session with Dr. Martin N. Davidson, as he leads an informative discussion on the importance of Employee Resource Groups and the impact of diversity and inclusion on organizational results.

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BY Douglas Simmons


Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

On August 5, 2016 I enjoyed watching the traditional Olympic features like the oath and the parade of nations, along with unique celebrations highlighting Brazilian culture and accomplishments, I thought about the 18 African American’s from the 1936 Berlin games.

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BY Douglas Simmons

Atlanta, August 12, 2016 / -- On Thursday, August 11, 2016 the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC Atlanta) presented Belinda Turner Patterson, Vice President of People Services for Cox Communications Inc., its annual "Mae Douglas Leadership Award."

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