Things happening around the metro celebrating Black History Month.
NBC's theGrio.com has compiled its annual list of top 100 influential African Americans.
A part of the U.S. Capitol that's home to more than 100 statues, including ones of William Jennings Bryan and Daniel Webster, is now home to one saluting Rosa Parks.
NFL and NHL stars gathered at the Big Brothers Big Sisters headquarters in Atlanta to inspire some very special young people.
"You never know what's going to happen," said Dr. Leon Haley, Jr. "But we operate under the assumption that something will happen."
A photographer outside our nation's capital is changing the way some Americans see black history, one portrait at a time.
"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true," Parks wrote in her 1992 autobiography. "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
While McMullen's graduation this past spring marked a racial landmark for Michigan's computer science department, she said that her experience in the department was sometimes "isolating" because she had very few people to turn to for mentorship.
Medgar and Myrlie Evers grew up in a state that did not recognize them as full citizens. Both were Mississippi born and raised in loving homes, yet they both learned at an early age that their lives would be devalued by the larger society.
Around 2,000 guests turned out to support this year's Salute to Greatness Awards to honor trailblazers who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Researchers at JAMA Surgery found that African-Americans living in highly segregated counties were 20 percent more likely to die from lung cancer than those in less segregated areas. On the other hand, they found the opposite for whites: those in highly segregated areas were less likely to die of lung cancer.