Marc Lamont Hill
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is host of the nationally syndicated television series Our World with Black Enterprise. Airing in more than 145 broadcast markets, the weekly 30-minute program is a mix of one-on-one headline interviews with todayâ€™s top newsmakers and celebrities, eclectic roundtable discussions concerning the hottest topics affecting African Americans, and profiles of some of the worldâ€™s most intriguing people.
Widely lauded as one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country, Dr. Hill currently serves an as Associate Professor of Education at Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia University. He is also a faculty member in African American Studies at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia. His work on topics such as hip-hop culture, politics, sexuality, education and religion has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books and anthologies. Dr. Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like CNN, FOX News MSBNC, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has appeared regularly as a contributor, analyst and commentator on Larry King Live, The Oâ€™Reilly Factor, Huckabee, and Hannity. Currently Hill serves as columnist and editor-at-large for the Philadelphia Daily News. His award-winning daily blog is updated on his website, www.MarcLamontHill.com.
Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He is a founding board member of My5th, a non-profit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities. He also works closely with the ACLU Drug Reform Project, focusing on drug informant policy. In addition to his political work, Dr. Hill continues to work directly with African American and Latino youth. In 2001, he started a literacy project that uses hip-hop culture to increase school engagement and reading skills among high school students. He also continues to organize and teach adult literacy courses for high school dropouts in Philadelphia and Camden.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is the author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity and the co-editor of Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility and The Anthropology of Education Reader. Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania.
About the show…
OUR WORLD WITH BLACK ENTERPRISE spotlights the contemporary African American experience with All Access interviews of today’s top newsmakers and celebrities, On the Record discussions about the hottest topics affecting African Americans, and Slice of Life profiles of the world’s most intriguing people.