War hero, Dorris "Dorie" Miller was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was the first African American to become a General in the U.S. Air Force
Ever Lee Hairston Overcame Racism, Poverty And A Disability To Realize Her DreamEver Lee Hairston faced many roadblocks in life, including poverty, racism and disability. But instead of being worn down, she emerged stronger, shining bright like a diamond. Suzanne Marques has her story.
Ever Lee Hairston Describes Marching With Martin Luther King Jr.Ever Lee Hairston, a woman who endured poverty, racism and a rare disability, describes marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Dulan's Soul Food KitchenDeMarco Morgan introduces CBS2 viewers to the family behind Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Dorris "Dorie" Miller and Benjamin O. Davis Jr.War hero, Dorris "Dorie" Miller was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was the first African American to become a General in the U.S. Air Force
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Clarence Sasser and "Six Triple Eight"Under heavy fire, medic Sasser was shot and unable to walk. For 5 hours, he dragged himself through the wood, helping others. The "6888" was an all-black female battalion during WWII whose mission was to clear the army's 2-year backlog of mail. They completed the job in just 3 months.
New Documentary Shines Light On Historic Black Variety Show 'SOUL!'A new documentary is shining a light on "SOUL!", a priceless piece of entertainment history almost forgotten. Suzanne Marques reports.
Dry Cleaner A Staple Of South LA Community For 7 DecadesA South Los Angeles family have a run a successful dry cleaning business in their community for the past 70 years. DeMarco Morgan reports.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Bowers & Sons CleanersBowers & Sons Cleaners has been serving South Los Angeles since 1950 when Horace Bowers and his wife, Alice, opened the business. Now, more than 70 years later, their daughter Vivan Bowers runs the business.
South LA Teen Piano Prodigy A Star In The MakingIan Macklin-Sims has been described as a genius, a child prodigy and a star in the making.
Inglewood 'Crown And Hops' Brewery Targets Underserved MarketsDeMarco Morgan reports on a Southland craft brewery with a mission.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Jamaal BrownJamaal Brown of Lancaster is the creator and editor in chief of Black 365, a company that sells calendars and flash cards that celebrate the good, the bad and the forgotten aspects of Black history that have shaped the world around us. For more information, visit www.Black365.com
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Tuskegee AirmenTheir courage is legendary. The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black military aviators.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Misty CopelandShe performed ballet's biggest roles. Misty Copeland is the first black female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Katherine JohnsonA brilliant mathemetician, Katherine Johnson's work at NASA was vital to the first human space flight.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Shirley ChisholmThe dynamic Shirley Chisholm was the first black US Congresswoman and the first woman to run to the Democratic presidential nomination.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: Chester WhitmoreChester Whitmore is a local dance icon who moonlights as a band leader, filmmaker, martial artist and, most importantly, historian of South Los Angeles' Central Avenue.
Celebrating Black History Month: Johnny MathisBorn in 1935, singer-songwriter Johnny Mathis is still going strong — 64 years after recording his first album.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: First AME Church Of Los AngelesIn 1872, philanthropist Biddy Mason invited a group of believers to her home. That gathering launched the First AME Church of Los Angeles
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: The Watts Coffee HouseAfter the 1965 riots, the Watts Coffee House became a meeting place for activists, artists and neighbors.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: California African American MuseumFounded in 1977, CAAM is a cultural treasure trove located in the heart of LA's Exposition Park.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: The Dunbar HotelWhen segregation limited where blacks could get hotel accommodations, the beautiful Hotel Dunbar was built by African Americans for African Americans.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: The Vision TheaterThe Vision Theater has been a neighborhood treasure for more than 80 years. Today, it is owned by the city and is undergoing extensive renovations to become a world-class performing arts center.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: African American Firefighter MuseumThe museum is housed in historic fire station 30 - One of two segregated stations in the city between the mid 1920's to 1950's.
CBS2 Celebrates Black History Month: The Tuskegee AirmenTheir courage is legendary. The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black military aviators.