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NBC4 Celebrates Black History Month On Air and in the Community

The legendary Dunbar Hotel in South LA was once the epicenter of west coast jazz. With much of LA segregated, the hotel on Central Avenue was a place where black musical legends of the 1930s, 40s and 50s stayed while visiting. Conan Nolan reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

NBC4 Southern California celebrates Black History Month throughout February with on-air programming, community events and philanthropic contributions throughout the Southland.

The "Black History Month: Life Connected Special" was broadcast Saturday, Feb. 15, featuring inspirational stories about African Americans living in Southern California. Segments can be viewed here:

Beverly White, NBC4 reporter for more than 25 years, was selected by the City of Pasadena and the Jackie Robinson Community Center to serve as the 2015 Black History Month Parade Grand Marshal on February 21.

Director Ava DuVernay Calls "Selma" the Blessing of Her Life

[LA] Director Ava DuVernay Calls "Selma" the Blessing of Her Life
Supporters of Ava DuVernay, the director of the Oscar-nominated film “Selma” and Compton native, say she’s too influential to be defined by a single work, win or snub. Beverly White reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
(Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

She will also be honored at the city’s Black History Month dinner in advance of the parade and festival.

Also look for a series of public service announcements airing all month celebrating Black History Month with NBC4 anchors and reporters.

The station is proud of its longstanding commitment to charities all year long, including causes that enrich the lives of African American families, seniors and veterans.

Local Newspaper Gives Black Community a Voice

[LA] Local Newspaper Gives Black Community a Voice
Pace News, a small publication in LA, has given the black community a voice for two decades. The publisher of the independent weekly, Gloria Zuurveen, seeks to give readers the stories that create conversations and change one page at a time. Robert Kovacik reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
(Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

Nonprofit organizations NBC4 supports include Brotherhood Crusade, Forgiving for Living, SRO Housing, Taste of Soul, Young Visionaries Youth Leadership, and others.

Check the NBC4 Community Photo Gallery frequently for photos of the many places and events we support, including the station’s recent participation in the MLK Kingdom Day Parade.

Stay connected with us by tuning in to NBC4, at NBCLA.com or through the NBCLA mobile app for all breaking news and information.

Teacher Connects With Students Through Urban Studies

[LA] Teacher Connects With Students Through Urban Studies
Manuel Rustin, a teacher at John Muir High School in Pasadena, takes an unconventional approach to connecting with his students. The UCLA and Harvard-educated teacher, who confronts what he sees as a disconnect between education and the realities his students face, is praised as an innovator in education. Toni Guinyard reports for NBC4’s Black History Month: Life Connected Special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
(Published Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015)

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