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As NBC celebrates Black History Month, the network has launched an annual list of “industry and community leaders who are constantly striving to break barriers and defy stereotypes, redefining what it means to be Black in America today.”
Dubbed the NBCBLK28, the network will profile one person each day in February. “They are young, gifted, and unapologetically Black,” explains a post introducing the list of honorees.
They include Zendaya Coleman, the teenaged singer and star of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover, and Marvin Carr, 28, White House policy advisor to the United States chief technology officer.
The honorees were chosen by journalists working at NBC News. NBCBLK is the network’s digital effort to foster discussion on black identity, politics and culture.