This week on TV: Celebrate Black History month in Cambridge

This week on TV: Celebrate Black History month in Cambridge

Saturday on Channel 9, a marathon of local and national content:

  • Posted on: 18 February 2016
  • By: lily

11am-1pm: From Block Starz Media, three documentaries: In The Hour of Chaos, on the life and times of MLK Senior. Oscar Micheaux, on the Czar of Black Hollywood. And Profiles of African American Success, on 10 African American entrepreneurs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Then, get more local with Justice or Else, a speech at a rally in Hyde Park commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and calling for justice for black community, beginning at 1:10pm. Dialogue from politicians at the Cambridge City Council Election Black Lives Matter Debate this past fall will be shown at 1:40pm.

At 2:45pm, from Angel Aiguier, a Cambridge Black History Month Celebration and Exploring the African American Experience in Cambridge.

Then, at 4:30pm — travel way back to 1993: Being Black is a conversation with producer Brother RA and guests on what it means to be black in modern society and on what people can do to empower and educate themselves in order to strengthen the community at large. Interested in hearing contemporary conversations with Brother RA? Tune in to his weekly live show Wednesdays 1-2pm on Channel 9.

Come evening, the programs gets artsy: Starting at 5:20pm, get introduced to local organization the Art of Black Dance and Music, based in Somerville and Cambridge. Then, What Makes Black Music Black, a jazz performance followed by a panel discussion on African-American musical identity, at 8:40pm. And, A Sound Called Hip-hop, Hip-Hop and Rap Music by Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School students of a previous generation, at 10:30pm. Finally, at 11pm, the documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes examines manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Missed the program? Tune in for some repeats, Sunday Feb. 21, 6pm - midnight on Channel 8. Many programs will also play again later in the week — check CCTV's online schedule for exact dates and times.

Also, catch up with new content from your favorite CCTV producers

In the second episode of Changing Cambridge, Seth Myer where he pays a visit to TAGS Hardware to interview Simon Shapiro — president of the store for 42 years — as he prepares to pass on the store the new hands.

Check out concert footage and interviews with two personalities in the Boston rock scene from Kristina Kehrer — first, of Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at the band's David Bowie tribute burlesque extravaganza. Then, of Mickey Bones, a local musician and "hell of a character around Cambridge since the late 70s" along with his Hot Tamale Brass Band.

And, a new installment to the #whatImake mini-doc series by John Manson: Episode Five takes you up close and personal with the craft of Frank the jeweler.

These and other recent member-made content will play on Channel 96 Saturday Feb. 20 at 9am and Sunday Feb. 21 at 9pm, on Channel 9 Sunday Feb. 21 at 12pm and Friday Feb. 26 at 6pm, and on Channel 8 Tuesday Feb. 23 at 5pm and Thursday Feb. 25 at 8am.