Preview Our World: Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks Politics and the Continued Fight for Civil Rights

Rev. Jesse Jackson (Photo: File)

Plus, Ronald Hickland Jr.‘s engineering mission to design a better-performing bowling ball.

For six decades, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been on the front lines in the struggle for freedom and justice.  A civil rights activist, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965, and blazed a trail for African Americans in the world of politics with his historic runs for president in 1984 and 1988. This weekend on an all new Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill caught up with Rev. Jackson for a one-on-one discussion on politics, past and present, the ongoing struggle for human rights, and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Next, we go On The Record to examine the Republican strategy to grab the African American vote with panelists Lenny McAllister, senior contributor for; Marcia White, consultant; and Gary Rozier, senior vice president, Ariel Investment.

Plus, Our World shines a spotlight on Ronald Hickland, Jr., an engineer who is bowling over the competition.  At 34, Hickland is changing the game by working to perfect the bowling ball while proving a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be both fun and rewarding.

Our World with Black Enterprise airs this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on TV One and on local stations across the country.  Check your local listings and visit or <> for additional time and station information.

Our World with Black Enterprise is the nationally syndicated television series offering 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.