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Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent resignation  from her show on MSNBC highlights one hard-to-swallow truth about America’s “establishment” media: It still does not understand or care about what is important to black people.

The New York Times reportedthat Harris-Perry and the network had a difference of opinion for what should be covered on her show that was known… READ MORE »


Melissa Harris-Perry has had a successful weekend show on MSNBC since February 2012. MHP called her fans “nerds” and her following quickly became hooked on the highly intellectual liberalism that Harris-Perry offered. She never backed down from revealing truth and embracing controversy; handling injustices like race, gender and all inequality with particularly incisive aplomb.


My pregnancy with my first daughter was blessedly uneventful; this one, however, was indeed an event. It took two families, three states, four doctors, and five attorneys to get this little girl here. And while our gestational carrier has no genetic tie to our little one, she is now our family. She gave our daughter… READ MORE »


The Internet exploded in feminist calamity yesterday over the racist, sexist, patriarchal, abuse-laden behavior of Hugo Schwyzer, an allegedly a self-described* mentally ill (former) professor of women’s studies at Pasadena City College. Schwyzer divulged information that is classically tucked away behind the buttressed walls of systemic white privilege. Anecdotally, it’s akin to the ENRON scandal, the… READ MORE »


Watching Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC on weekend mornings has become a ritual for me, as the journalist offers some of the most insightful and interesting commentary on current events in mainstream media. Saturday’s show was no exception, but it was an especially memorable one, as Harris-Perry, herself a sexual assault survivor, delivered this open letter… READ MORE »


If you’re not already a fan of Melissa Harris-Perry, you will be soon: she’s a Tulane University political science professor who appears often on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and just scored her own show on MSNBC. Last night she went head-to-head with another talking head, the inimitable Stephen Colbert, while promoting her new book, SisterREAD MORE »