NBC4 Southern California is proud of its legacy celebrating heritage months, sharing those unique stories that represent our rich diversity. In celebration of Black History Month, tune in to NBC4 Sunday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. for a 30-minute special that features African Americans across the Southland who have connected with the community and united diverse groups to enrich all of our lives.
The special will be hosted by Michael Brownlee, NBC4 co-anchor of morning newscast "Today in L.A." and feature stories by reporters Kim Baldonado, Mekahlo Medina, Jacob Rascon, and Beverly White.
We'll look at the significant historical role African American firefighters played - and continue to play - in the Southland, and talk to sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his mission to get kids reading and learning.
Then there’s the San Bernardino-based couple who solved the crisis of the local library shut-down by taking it over for everyone to benefit, and a profile of renowned architect Paul Revere Williams who designed some of the most distinguished buildings in Los Angeles you know and cherish.
Also, don’t miss the ongoing series of public service announcements airing on both NBC4’s main channel and digital channel 4.2 with personal sentiments from our reporters and members of the community about what their heritage means to them.
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