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connected, informed, included, on every screen in your life. we are broadcasters; always here for you,. text washington. tell them local stations matter. welcome to "our world with i'm your host, paul brunson. we go backfield to find out about theater, film and hollywood. >> the funny answer is we have to eat.
work with. i want to work with producers. know do good work. >> then, presidential candidate dr. ben carson stops by our studios to lay out his plans for the nation's highest office. >> there's over2.1 trillion in american money sitting would propose is a six month hiatus in taxes -- corporate taxes to allow it to be repatriated to our country. plus in the world of diversity is king. this foundation president explains why. >> in order togage as an institution, our board must be diverse.
and radio broadcasters. america's number one sourced information. on every screen in your life. we are broadcasters, always here for you,may be. text "tv" to 52886. tell washington local stations matter. welcome back to "our world with black enterprise." rowland is an author, ballerina and seven naacp awards for her role on "the young and the she talks about her latest project and the current controversy in hollywood.
"our world" once again. i wantyou know i'm a big fan of yours. amazing career that stems from television to film to theater to in front ofehind the camera, to writing, right? do you have a favorite? >> i don't. as an artist and as an academic, i love all of it.>> okay. >> and i must to be complete as an artist. it's ongoing. >> right. in front and behind the camera. producing. and problem solve ing andg, it's all part of the business. >> you know what's interesting when i think of where we are right now, this play "you can't hurry love" what is the analysiour decision to participate in a project? >> well, the funny answer is we all have to eat. is that
>> i am overjoyed to be working with patriciacovy jones. and i want to work with work. there are actors i want to work with and work with i know that this particular play that you're shooting today it's live to tape. >> yes. >> right? is that something that is popular? i mean we saw the popularity of "the wiz." is that something we'll see more of in the future? onomically if you had a ticket paying audience you're making those revenues, right? then you're taping it so that you can also do a television deal. a distribution deal attached to that. >> right. you're clearly knowledgeable in this space. i would imagine that was acquired and the restless."
>> ms. drucilla ould say outside of film and television, it was a great incubation for learning. >> but after 17 years with the show, victoria was let aid it was because of her outspoken advocacy of media. so there's a lawsuit against thend the distributor. >> how can you have in your top tier market "the young and the restless" which is tched by the african americans in this nation and that doesn't include the distributed to by sony, but when you look at a predominant african-american audience, disproportionate to older african-american women in the south, number one market, louisiana, buying gamble products and other products, how can you not have a single executive producer, a
casting director, a single forth and so on in 40 some odd years? >> right. you have been a pioneer. voice in the -- and especially with regard to television. but now it feels like we have reached this bubbling point o be accepted. we saw in terms of the oscar board come out. why is all of this happening now you were bringing up this a decade ago? >> why we're talking about now, why the sea change is happening is because there's been a collective bubbling up. conversation, but an international conversation. it's about immigration. it's about the inclusion of everyone. >> so the viewer watching right now who completelyzes and sympathizes with exactly what you're saying what can they p watching what doesn't reflect them. look, television exists due to advertising.
if you continue to buy into products that support a show that does not supporthen why are you buying those products? there are alternates and you really have to examine that. >> and so my last question is you know, let's say 60 years from from now there's a little black girl grow growing up in maine and she aspires to be a ballerina, perhaps, what do you want her to know about you? anything is possible. that a little black girl like myself who spent 18 years inwho was forced to become a self-advocate because she had to, never lost that struggle inside of her belly.tone of your strength is everything that
>> right. >> we're experiences and she has go forward and not only go forward but help those around her, in front, behind, >> you know, vicki, i want to say this, i appreciate your time. you have been an inspiration to me. you have helped me. keep using your voice. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it.victoria, such an inspiration. coming up, we look into politics with the republican presidential candidate dr. ben carson.
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six remaining candidates leading up to the south carolina primary. his run has been plagued with challenges including the a volunteer and the resignations from his campaign manager, his communications director and finance chief. dr. carson stopped by our studios to discuss with ourontent officer derrick dingell his strategy to win the gop nomination and to capture the black vote. take a look. >> dr. carson,being with us. >> it's a pleasure to be with you. >> what is the strategy to ultimately win the gop nomination? >> wel for me is exposure. the more exposure, the better. whenever i goo a rally, whenever i go out to a group of people, you know, i always get the same comment, wow, you're so different than they portray you to be, i love you. nt of the better.
established political realm are not super excitedke me. because i don't play by the rules. >> there's been situations where you have been idolized anded by members of the black community in terms of your stance. how do you bring the african-american community? >> i think the key thing again is exposure. last april when i came here to new york and spoke at then network, you know, i started talking about economic empowerment. i started talking about faith and family.rs of strength that community. by the time i got finished a want wanted autographs and pictures. proposing to incan wealth? >> a number of things.
over $2.1 trillion in american money sitting overseas. the reason it's not back is because we have the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world. what i would propose is a six month hiatus in taxes - taxes on that money overseas to allow it to be repatriated to our country. not costing them any taxes, but the stipulation would be that 10% has to be usede zones and to create jobs for unemployed people and people on welfare. you want to talk about a stimulus, that would be the biggest package ever since fdr's new deal. it wouldn't cost the taxpayers one penny. >> looking at the big community, a big major we have seen, deaths of african-americans by the hand of police. what is your policy regarding police reform?
beenome problems with rogue policemen and policemen who do not act professionally. that's not them. nevertheless, the whole concept of body cameras is an excellent concept. i think an even better concept is introducing police into the gular basis. it's the relationships and when those relationships there, that's when you get the distrust and it's frequently the distrust that creates the problem. >> in terms of our audience, why should they if they really want to stop and say, folks, let's think back to the things that made us go back to the things that got us through all of the difficult times before, let's enhance on those things,
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through the diversity they're bringing to the corporate >> i think the data on the nonprofit boards would indicate that we are doing far better than boards of private companies and at the ford foundation, for example, over half of our board are people of color and women. and if you look sector, generally at large foundations, you will see at least two or three rds of the large foundation. that doesn't mean that the better because in fact if you look across the landscape of the thousands of philanthropies in america, the encouraging. >> walker, a lawyer by training started his philanthropic work he feels boardroom diversity makes sense. >> for the ford foundation when
issues of discrimination, of racial reconciliation, of greater agency and empowerment for people of color in this country, in order to authentically engage as an organization we need to be diverse and we need the voices and the participation of people who have had to live the discrimination. >> he sees similar boards as a blind spot that will eventually hurt a company's bottom line. >> many of the companies that consumer markets in order to sell their products and build their market share rely increasingly on communities of color. and sotant to have directors who have an authentic understanding of the very
profit. >> while he acknowledges there's still significant work ahead tors to minority members he feels this is the perfect time for change. >> raising awareness about the issues today is far easier than n five years ago. everything that has to -- the other thing that has to happen is that the systems that produce our business leaders has to rporate and internalize this philosophy. this isn't going to change overnight. the struggle towards greater equity in this country has achieved in big fits and starts. it is a time worn, long haul struggle and that's the middle of today. >> up next, a detroit doctor
you want to feel connected, informed, included, on every screen in your life. we are broadcasters; always here for you,y be. text washington. tell them local stations matter. to "our world with black enterprise." this week's slice of life is showing college students that monetary success isn't only in sports and entertainment, but a ca as lucrative. take a look. dr. roderick claybooks is a surgeon specializing in spinal problems. but medicine was never a career goal growing up in detroit.
when the counselor asked me what i was going to do next year, i said, nothing. and she gave me disappointed look i had ever seen out of someone who wasn't related to me. i was working at toy store packing boxes at night and i thought that's whaten she said i should go to college, it was nothing i had really -- that had ever crossed my mind before. >> she took a chance on college, that's where his life and hisities changed radically. >> a guy who lived on my floor invited me and his roommate to his house for a christmas party. it was the biggest house i in and the nicest neighborhood i had ever before in. i said, man, what does your father do and father is an executive. i'm still an 18-year-old kid from detroit. i don't know how you become an executive and i decided i needed to do something field. not a lot of nba or football
that disqualified me at that moment. >> now the skilled surgeon serves his patients and teaches ng students. unfortunately, he acknowledges that most of his students face serious financial challenges when they graduate. >> my residence and my i train, they're coming out with $300,000 in debt, and if you can imagine starting off a career with over your head, you don't have a home. you have child care expenses, all those things need to be addressed. >> to help address the concerns, the doctor has written a book. student's guide to success." >> i want to make academics and other professions as prominent and i believe the reason that a kid from a city has thisf he can become an athlete is because it's always in front of him. there's one million physicians in america. but less than a thousand pron the nba and the nfl. so stats alone prove you have a greater chance of becoming a brain than you ever will have of
but yet, they'll still chase the super bowl because they believe that's their ticket out, but it's not the truth. students to know that having greater financial awareness leads to greater opportunities in life. athlete goes broke? right? so it's not always about obtaining, but sometimes about maintaining. i think the small little lessons are kind of overlooked and noten enough in our community. more than anything, i want people to understand there's nothing out there that they cannot have. i want people to consider moreet to the desired goal. if they want to change their circumstances as we talked about earlier it doesn't have to be athletics. that as their number one and only route to their success. academics is great way for them to change their circumstance.t does it for this edition of "our world with black enterprise." be sure to visit it on the web