SOURCE: Black Enterprise

March 15, 2007 13:37 ET

Academy Award-Nominated Actor Terrence Howard Talks About "Pride" This Weekend on "Our World with Black Enterprise"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2007 -- "There is a need to remember where we [African Americans] came from and where we are going," says Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard about the theme of his new film, "Pride." On this weekend's edition of "Our World with Black Enterprise," Howard and host Ed Gordon sit down to discuss his latest project, which was based on the inspirational story of inner city Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis.

Howard, who became part of Hollywood's A-list in the highly acclaimed "Hustle & Flow," took on his role in "Pride" with typical zeal, divulging that the physical training was particularly challenging. "Trying to get in the water at 37 -- I couldn't even swim 25 yards," he laughs. "I made it halfway across the pool and a 15-year-old girl said to me, 'You swim like a wounded animal.'"

"Our World" will be brought to you this weekend from Los Angeles, where BLACK ENTERPRISE celebrated its March 2007 issue, which featured the "Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers." On the show, we'll further explore the growing number of African Americans who are having a greater influence in show business.

Here's what you'll also see on this week's edition of "Our World with Black Enterprise":

Three of the most successful women in Hollywood, Mara Brock Akil, creator and executive producer of "Girlfriends" and "The Game"; Pearlena Igbokwe, Showtime senior VP of original content; and Jennifer Turner, NBC Universal VP of drama programming, take on the topic What Black Women Have Done to Find Their Place in this week's roundtable.

Actress Tamara Tunie is one of the hardest working women in show business. Between busy days of filming on "As the World Turns" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," the socially conscious performer makes time to give back to her community through mentoring. In the Slice of Life segment, "Our World" takes a look at Tunie's empowering organization, Figure Skating in Harlem.

"Our World" airs nationwide on cable station TV One on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Check your local listings for additional time and station information, or visit http://ourworld.blackenterprise.com for more details.

About "Our World with Black Enterprise"

"Our World with Black Enterprise" is a weekly, half-hour television series that spotlights the contemporary African American experience. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Ed Gordon, the nationally syndicated program features news, entertainment, roundtable discussions, and special interest stories about African Americans from all walks of life. It debuted in September 2006.

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