To provide all employees—specifically those of African ancestry—with support, resources, and opportunities for professional growth as well as networking and community engagement in alignment with Cincinnati Bell Inc.'s mission.


Key Programs



  • A holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas. Since then, June 19 has been celebrated as Juneteenth across the nation.
  • On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas through the efforts of Al Edwards, an African American state legislator. The successful passage of this bill marked Juneteenth as the first emancipation celebration granted official state recognition.
  • Juneteenth celebrations focus on education and self improvement, and are punctuated by activities such as rodeos, fishing, barbecuing, and baseball.
  • Economic and cultural forces led to a decline in Juneteenth activities and participants beginning in the early 1900s, but a resurgence occurred in the 50s & 60s as the struggle for racial equality escalated.
  • The future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities and states creating Juneteenth committees continues to increase as a way to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture.

Elevating the possibilities of Freedom |  Celebrating Juneteenth



Black Experience in Corporate America

Our African American employee resource group, BOLD, interviewed local business and community leaders about the Black experience in corporate America. These conversations revealed important insights and action-driven wisdom. The series include:

  • How allies can promote inclusion.
  • How the Black experience is different.
  • How the Black employees need to overcome stereotypes on a daily basis.
  • How we as a society should prioritize inclusion in both our community and the corporate environment.

The image shows a gallery exhibit highlighting unique African American history that was on display during BOLD's 2020 Kickoff Event.



BOLD members donate school supplies to local non-profit.





BOLD members engage with the community at The Annual Black Family Reunion.


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Connecting the Possibilities of Freedom

Juneteenth is an American holiday that marks a major milestone of a long road that we continue to travel today towards Freedom. The design for this shirt commemorates Cincinnati’s connection to the pursuit and highlights the new beginnings on the horizon.

Get this limited edition shirt today, with a portion of the profits going to The Urban League and the work that they provide to the community.

BOLD Cincinnati Bell Shirt

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is about education and reflection. Your voice and actions matter in building a more inclusive business and more inclusive society.

Featured Employee: John Washington

John Washington, Cincinnati Bell Manager of the Common Language Standards Group, talks about his passion for communications and why he chose a career in technology. He also speaks to his experience with discrimination and states, "Treat people the way you want to be treated and of course you'll reach that equity mark.

Featured Employee: BOLD leader Margaret Hocker

How can we make a difference and make paths through our employee resources groups.

Featured Employee: Darrin Manning

CBTS Sr. Director of Cloud Operations Darrin Manning, whose mother set him on his career path, describes his passion for equal access to opportunities.

Featured Employee: Tamika Green

Cincinnati Bell's Sr. Director of Planning and Engineering, Tamika Green, describes how her curiosity of technology began and her current involvement with a youth mentor group.

Featured Employee: Ronnisha Barnes

Ronnisha Barnes is a CBTS Service Desk Manager. Hear about how the African American culture formed her identity, learn how she was nurtured by her mentor, and her belief in the importance of bring people up with her. Ronnisha also believes in helping grow others while making generational improvements.


Video Gallery

Learn from the BOLD group


Learn how allies of all diversities model and promote inclusion in the workplace.

Implicit Bias

Allies are good, accomplices are better, and they know when to add their voices to mine. Be actively and boldly anti-racist.


'A Call to Inclusion’ and emphasizes how our society must continue to prioritize inclusion in both our community and the corporate environment.


Perseverance is required of the Black professionals in corporate America.