This Week on Our World: Hollywood Star Blair Underwood

Also: the relationship between gays in America and the Black community; how a father and daughter each beat breast cancer.

Underwood as President Elias Martinez in NBC's The Event

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with Hollywood actor Blair Underwood. With a career spanning a quarter century, including his early starring role as Russell Walker (a character based on hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons) in 1985′s Krush Groove, Underwood built a critically acclaimed body of work while remaining one of America’s favorite actors. Underwood talks with Hill about his latest star turn as U.S. President Elias Martinez  in NBC’s hit series The Event and what it means to be a veteran Black male actor in Hollywood.

SEE SLIDESHOW: Screening The Event

Also, in this week’s On The Record segment, Hill talks with Witness Freedom Ministries Pastor D. L. Foster, poet and performer Stacey Ann Chin and Emory School of Medicine Assistant Professor and HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. David J. Malebranche about the often conflicted relationship between gays in America and the Black community. This week’s Slice of Life profiles father and daughter Arnaldo and Vanessa Silver, who each fought breast cancer and won.

Our World with Black Enterprise is the award-winning weekly 30-minute program, hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, providing a fresh mix of interviews with today’s top newsmakers and celebrities, eclectic roundtable discussions concerning the hottest topics affecting African Americans, and profiles of some of the world’s most intriguing people.

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