This Week On MNN Celebrates International Week of Black Women in Arts

Observed from February 7 to February 15, the International Week of Black Women in the Arts celebrates the achievements of Black female artists in various fields and finds ways to support them. Join MNN's Community Producers and discover some amazingly talented Black women. 


Join us Sunday, February 12 starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, February 15 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).

Full schedule: 

For 30 years Inside New York has brought viewers exclusive interviews and behind the scenes access to the best arts and culture that NYC has to offer. On this episode host Joan Allen presents the best Jazz and R&B summer festivals. Join us as we listen to the smooth sounds of Ledisi, Capathia Jenkins, and more.   

Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM 

Consider it Blacklit highlights African Americans in film, TV and theater both behind the scenes and onstage and in front of the camera. featuring African Americans up front and behind the scenes. The program also focuses on social issues as it relates to some of these programs and how it may impact our communities. On this episode, host Kim Singleton speaks with Lillias White who now plays Hermes in the Tony Award winning musical Hadestown. Watch this captivating conversation only on MNN.   

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM 

My Harlem Portraits is a program that highlights the incredible work being done by African Americans in their communities and beyond. On this episode host Maria G. Cavenaghi talks with theater critic Linda Armstrong about her career and outstanding accomplishments.  

Sunday 2 PM / Wednesday 8 PM 

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang is an arts, entertainment and lifestyle program that highlights a multitude of cultural events throughout NYC. In this episode Lia celebrates Black History Month by shining the spotlight on some of her favorite Black Women in the Arts. From The Classical Theater of Harlem to Broadway you’ll get a sneak peak of some of the greatest talents NYC has to offer.  Viewers will get to see Emmy Award Winner Denise Burse, Tony Award winning Actress and Producer LaChanze, Death of A Salesman star Sharon D Clarke and much more. 

Sunday 2:30 PM / Wednesday 8:30 PM