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Tavis Smiley, Gender Justice on an all new Our World with Black Enterprise

Tavis Smiley talks about the flack he gets for criticizing President Barack Obama and why he is committed to holding his administration accountable to the Black community this weekend on Our World with Black Enterprise

Plus: Our Roundtable on Gender Justice; Slice of Life with STEM educator Leshell Hatley of Uplift Inc.

(New York, NY) May 13, 2011−On an all new Our World with Black Enterprise host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with media personality, author and political commentator Tavis Smiley, who talks about the flack he gets for criticizing President Barack Obama and why he is committed to holding him and his administration accountable to the Black community.

We go On The Record this week with the struggle to keep men and women equal with gender activist and filmmaker Byron Hurt, University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor and TheRoot.com contributor Salamishah Tillet and Colorlines.com columnist Akiba Solomon.

Our Slice of Life segment profiles Leshell Hatley and YouthLab, the after-school program she created to expose African American and Latino students to education and opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). A certified K-8 teacher, Hatley is the founder and executive director of Uplift, Inc., and its Research Center for Learning and Educational Media (CLEM). Through YouthLab and other education programs powered by Uplift Inc., Hatley teaches robotics, game application design and computer programming to youth in the Washington, D.C. area.

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 the world’s most intriguing people.

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