Most people know that February is celebrated as "Black History Month." This year, NBC announced its NBCBLK theme is "black history is Our History: Black history. Your history. Our history."

People are sharing their thoughts on social media and using the hashtag #BLKHistory. The NBC family made up of anchors, correspondents, contributors, and others are sharing their thoughts about black history month. The network will update its site throughout the month.

The NBC family

Al Roker shared his memories of growing up in New York City in the 1960s. He remembers watching and admiring Bob Teague on WNBC.

Teague was the first black local television reporter in New York at the time. Roker was so impressed seeing someone looking like him reporting the news that the 63-year-old weatherman has made reporting his life's work. Roker concluded that it is important for children to see someone who looks like them doing something that will make an impact on them like Teague made on him.

Joy Reid, host of AM Joy on MSNBC, revealed that her parents came to the United States from Guyana and the Congo in the 1960s seeking a better life. Black History Month reminds her of the steps she and her family had to take to be able to celebrate the contributions people of color made to make the world a better place.

She is proud to be a product of African-American progress.

MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee shared how he and his mother had a ritual when he was a boy. They would say a daily affirmation as a reminder that he was important, special, and that his life mattered as a black boy in America. Lee advised people to use the same affirmation he grew up using.

This month, he encouraged people to say, "I am somebody."

Erica Ayisi is an NBCBLK contributor whose family is from the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, West Africa. Being a first-generation American, she embraces Black History Month. She states that she is aware of what the month means to African-Americans, and she is thankful that she can cover stories that bridge the gap between Africans and black Americans.

Morgan Radford is an NBC News correspondent whose family migrated from Jamaica to Cuba and settled in America so the children could have a chance to live the American dream. This month shows that there are active heroes still among us today.

Remembering black history

If you ask others what black history means to them, their stories might be different, however, there will be something said that will be a reminder that even though history is thought of as past events, it is ongoing because people are still making contributions to make the world a better place to live.