Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black Americans.
As one of our many stories this month, News 3 will be airing a 30-minute Black History Month special on Friday, February 18 starting at 7:30 p.m.
The special will highlight Black Americans' achievements, but also spotlights what still needs to be done to achieve racial equality in the U.S. today.
Viewers will hear from parents speaking openly about the harsh realities of raising Black children in the United States, then they will learn about how Black and Brown people are underrepresented in medical textbooks, leading to inequitable care, and proving to be harmful to patients of color.
Monique Rodriguez, CEO of Mielle Organics, one of the fastest growing natural hair care companies in the United States will tell her story of starting the business in her garage after a tragedy.
Finally, a Critical Race Theory artist who made waves by creating a piece depicting critical race theory hopes to spark conversations about the role art can play in history.