In our ongoing commitment to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, KCET and Union Bank honor local heroes of the African American community for their dedication and commitment to enrich the lives of others.

Honorees 2014

Local Hero: Anthony J. Tolbert

When Tony Tolbert says he'll give you the roof over his head, he really means it. For two years he has given up his home to families in need charging them only $1 a month in rent while they get back on their feet. MORE

Local Hero: Daryl L. Osby

In 2011, Daryl L. Osby was sworn in as the first African American Fire Chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD), the second largest fire department in America. MORE

2014 Black History Month Awards

On Tuesday evening, February 4th, the 2014 Black History Month Local Heroes honorees Anthony J. Tolbert and Chief Daryl L. Osby were joined by friends and family as they were presented with their awards and feted at the City Club...

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Past Heroes
Local Hero: Areva Martin

Local Hero: Areva Martin

Local Hero: Billy Mitchell

Local Hero: Billy Mitchell

Local Hero: Millicent

Local Hero: Millicent "Mama" Hill

Local Hero: Shonte Henderson

Local Hero: Shonte Henderson

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