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system. welcome to "our world with black enterprise." i'm your host, paul brunson. we go backfield to find out about theater, film and hollywood. >> the funny a awer is we have to eat. but the serious answer is that there are people you want work with. i want to work with producers. that i know do good work. >> then, presidential candidate dr. ben carson stops by our studios to lay out his plans for
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>> there's over $2.1 trillion ihest american money sitting overseas. what i wounpose is a six month hiatus in taxes -- corporate taxes to allow it to be r ratriated to our country. plus in the world of nonprofit organizations, diversity is king. this foundation president explains why. ld pro in order to authentically engage as an institution, our board must be >> diverse. we need to have the voices and the participation of people who have had to live the experience of discrimination. >> and a surgeon prescribing a guide for young students. >> there a a less than a thousand athletes in the nba and you have a greater chance of
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than you would have of playing me back to "our world with black enterprise." actress victoria rowland is an welco author, ballerina and seven naacp awards for her role on "the young and the restless." she talks about her latest project and the current controversy in hollywood. it's a pleasure to have you on "our world" once again. i want to say this, you know i'm a big fafaof yours. amazing career that stems from television to film to theater to in front of the camera. to behind the camera, to writing, right? do you have a favorite? >> i don't.
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i love all of it. >> okay.x >> and i must to be complete as an artist. it's ongoing. >> right. >> all of it matters. in front and behind the camera. producing. and problem solveing and financing, it's all part of the business. >> you know wt's interesting when i think of where we are right now, this play "you can't hurry love" what is the analysis that goes into your decision to participate in a project? well, the funny answer is we all have to eat. but the serious answer is that there are people you want to work with. >> okay. >> i am overjoked to be working with>> patricia jones. and i want toork with producers that i know do good work. there are actors i want to work with and work with covyagain. >> i know that this particular
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it's live to tape. >> yes. right? is that something that is becoming more popular? i mean we saw the popularity of "the wiz." is that something we'll see more of in the future? >> i think so. economically 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. with a distribututn deal attached to that. >> right. you're clearly knowledgeable in this space. i would imagine that wa acquired on "the young and the restless." >> part of -- >> ms.s drucilla winters. >> i would say outside of film and television, it was a great incubation for learning. >> but after 17 years with the show, victoria was let go. she said it was because of her
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so there's a lawsuit against the network and the distributor. >> how you have in your top tier market "the young and the restless" which is predominantly watched by the african can americans in this nation and that doesn't include the 100 countries it is 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, buyin procter & gamble products and other products, how can you not have a single executive producer, a single head writer, a single casting director, a single cotive director and so forth and so on in 400 some odd years? >> right. you have been a pioneer.-execu a leading voice in the -- and especially with regard to television. but now it feels like we have reached this bubbling point where it's no looing to be accepted. we saw in terms of the oscar
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why is all of th happening nownger g versrs when you were bringing up this a decade ago? >> why we're talking aut now, why the sea change is happening is because there's been a collective bubbling up. it's not just a domestic nversation, but an international conversation. it's about immigration. it's about the inclusion of everyone. >> so the viewew watching right now who completely co empathizes and sympathizes with exactly what you're saying what can they do? >> you can stop watching what doesn't reflect them. look, television exists due to advertising. they depend on advertising. if you continue to buy into products that support a sh that does not support then why are you buying those products? there are alternates and you really have to examine that.
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you know, let's sayyou, 60 years from now, 60 years 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? >> i want her to know that anything is possible. that a little blacgirl like myself who spent 18 years i foster carerewho was forced to become a self-advocat because she had to, never lost that struggle inside of her belly.n that the cornerstone of your strength is everything that minus nothing. >> right. experiences and she has go forward and not only go forward but help those around her, in ont, behind, beside her. say this, i appreciate your me. you have helped me.
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>> i appreciate it. >> usisi victoria, such an inspiration. coming up, we look into politicsith the republican
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stay with us. if you can't shut down at bedtime... you're nne. get non-habit forming unisom to fall asleep fast. unisom a stressful day deserves a restful night. ot alo welcome back. republican presidential candidate dr. ben carson is currently lling fifth out of x remaining candidates leading up to the south carolina primary. his run has been plagued with challenges including the accidental death of a si volunteer and the resigigtions from his campaign manager, his communications director and finance chief. dr. carson stopped by our studios to disiuss with our chief content officer derrick gop nomination and to capture
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take a look. dr. carson, thank you for being withs. >> it's a pleasure to be with you. >> what is the strategy to ultimately win the gop nomination? >> well, i think the key thing >> for m% is exposure. the more exposure, the better. whenever i g g to a rally, enever 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. e more people i get in front of the better. for some strange reason pele in the media and in the ished political realm are not super excited about someone like me. because i don't play by the rules.establ >> there's been situations where you have b bn idolized and even chided by members of the black community in terms of your stance. how do you bring the
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>> i think the key thingnggain is exposure. last april when i came here to new york and spoke at the national action network, you know, i started talking about economic empowerment. i started talking about faith and family. the pillars of strenh that they used to be for the black community. by the time i got finished a standing ovation, they all want wanted autographs and picturur. >> what specifically are you african-american wealth? >> a number of things. for one thing, you know, that's over $2.1 trillion in american money sitting overseas. the reason it's not being brought back is because we have the highest corporate tax rates in the develeled world. what i would propose is a six month hiatus in taxes -- corporate taxes on that momey overse allow it to be repatriated to our country. not costing them any taxes, but
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10% has to be usedas to in enterprise zones and to create jobs for unemployed people and pple on welfare. you want to talk about a stimulus, that would be the biggest economic stimulus package ever since fdr's new deal. it wouldn't cost the taxpayers one penny. >> looking at thebig community, a big major challenge we have seen, deaths of african-americans by the hand of police. is your policy regarding police reform? >> well, clearly, thehe have been what some problems with rogue policemen and policemen who do not act professionally. that's not the vast marity of them. nevertheless, the whole concept of body caras is an excellent concept. i think an even better concept is introducing police into the
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basis. it's the relationships and when there, that's when you get the distrust and it's frequently the problem. in terms of our audience, why should they vote for you? >> if they really want to stop and say, folks, let's think back to the things that made us strong, let's go back to the things that got us through all of the difficult timeses before, let's enhance on thosethings, let's get back to the values that created the success in our community, i'm ready to work with anybody who feels that way. >> dr. carson, thank you for spending time with us. >> it's been a pleasure. thank you. >> thank you, derrick. up next, why diversi among nonprofit organizations is just
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welcome back. the ford foundation president darren walker is on a mission to prove nonprofits can build the future bybyxploring inequality in all its many forms. take a look. >> he's president of one of thehelp world's largest philanthropy, head of the ford foundation,
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$5.5 million in annual giving. he is nonprofits some high marks through the diversity they're bringing to the corporate boards. >> i think the data on the nonprofit boarld indicate that we are doing far better than boards of private companies and public traded companies. at the ford foundation, for example, over half of our board are people of color and women.ds wou and if you look across the sector, generally at foundations, you will see at least two or three african-americans on the boards of the large foundation. large that doesn't mean that the sector as a whole is doing better because in fact if you look across the landscape of the thousands of philanthropies in america, the numbers are not encouraging. >> wa a lawyer by training started his philanthropic work
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he feels boardroom diversitylker, makes sense. >> for the ford foundation when you \ook at what we work on, issues ofcating discrimination, of racial reconciliation, of greater agency and empowerment for people of color in this country, in order to eradi 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 exrience of discrimination. >> he similar boards as a blind spot t at will eventually hurt a company's bottom line. >> many of the companies that sees depend on consumer markets in order to sell their products and build their market share rely increasingly on communities of color. and so it is important to have
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understanding of the very consumer base that a company is relying on to grow and to profit. >> while he acknowl there's still significant work ahead to open more doors to minoroty members he feels this is the perfect time for change. >> raising awareness aboutedges issues today is far easier than it was even five years ago. everything that h h to -- the other thing that has to happen is that the systems the produce our business leaders has to incorporate and internalize this philosophy. thatthis isn't going to change overnight. the struggle towards greater equity in this country has never been a d in big fits and starts. it is a time worn, long haul struggle and that's what we are in the middle of today.chieve >> up next, a detroit doctor
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welcome back to "our world with black enterprise." this week's slice of life is showing college students that moneta success isn't only in sports and entertainment, career in s.t.e.m. could be just as lucrative. take a look. dr. roderick claybooks is a ghly reg but a michigan surgeon specializing in spinal problems. but medicine was never a career
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>> in myardedenior year of high school i filled out zero applications. i was ing to do next year, i said, nothing. s and she gave me the most disappointed look i had ever seen out ofomeone who wasn't related to me. i was working at t store packing boxes at night and i thought that's what i would do. when she said i should go to colleg 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 his opportunities changede,ally. >> 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 had ev radicn in and the nicest neighborhood i had ever before in. i said, man, what does your father do and he says, well, my father is an executive.er bee i'm still l 18-year-old kid from detroit. i don't know how you become an
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to do something in the academ field. not a lot of nba or football players are 5'9", 190 pounds so moment. >> now the skilled surgeon serves his patients andic teaches and mentors young students. unfortunately, he acknowledges that most of his students face serious financial challenges when they graduate. >> my residence and students that i train, they' coming out with $300,000 in debt, and if you can imagine starting off a career with my $300,000 looming 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, ther has written a book. "the black student's guide to success." >> i want to make academics andnd other professions as prominent and i believe the reason that a kid from a city has this docto inherent belief 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 pro athletes in the nba and the nfl. so stats alone prove you have a
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brain surgeon, becoming a ceo, than you ever will have of aying in the super bowl. but yet, they'll still chase the super bowl becse they believe that's the ticket out, but it's not the truth. >> dr. claybooks wants his students to know that having greater financial awareness leads to greaterir opportunities in life. >> how many successful 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 not addressed often eugh in our community. more than anything, i want people to understand there's nothing out there that they cannot have. want people to consider more options to get to the desired goal. if they want to change their circumstances as we talked about earlier itoesn't h i o be athletics. i see too many youth who put that as their number one and only route to their success. academics is great way for them to change their circumstance.ave t >> and that does it for this
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