The #NBCBLK28 project launches in February in celebration of Black History Month.
As part of their project, NBC is profiling a person each day of the month. The honorees were chosen by the NBC News Broadcast and Digital Teams.
The first profile is on Zendaya Coleman. Known for her role as KC Cooper in Disney Channel's "K.C. Undercover", Coleman is a self-proclaimed pioneer of her generation working to lead America down a path of diversity and equality.