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MSNBC Anchor Describes Terrifying Harassment, Racial Threats

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media

MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry was in her Iowa hotel lobby on Monday night when she said a man came dangerous...

I'd Rather Be Successful Than Have A Perfect Body

Molly Fosco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Molly Fosco

Without fail, the beginning of a new year bombards us with resolution chatter. Will you exercise more in 2016? Eat healthier? Save more money? How are you going to improve yourself over the next 12 months?

Tamir Rice’s Mother Calls Out 'Corrupt' Criminal Justice System

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.02.2016 | Black Voices

Samaria Rice said she is "mad as hell" over a grand jury's decision not to indict two Cleveland cops involved in the fatal shooting of her 12-year-old...

'The Force Awakens' Fuels 'Stars Wars' Powerful Legacy of Black Men

Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.27.2015 | Black Voices
Aaron Barksdale

One thing is clear, the force is definitely woke.

'Hard Work' That Looks Like Mike Rowe and Me

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

From what I can tell, although you don't really align with a political party, you believe in the conservative "bootstraps" theory: that people just need to put their shoulder into a task, have good ole American gumption, and they'll be alright.

CNN's Mike Rowe Slams Melissa Harris-Perry For 'Hard Worker' Comment

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media

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NBC Nabs Trump Interview, And MSNBC Plays It On Seemingly Infinite Loop

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.18.2015 | Media

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70-Year-Old 'Black' Woman Discovers Both Of Her Birth Parents Were White

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

For 70 years, Verda Byrd thought she was an African American woman -- until she recently discovered that both of her birth parents were white. Byr...

16 Key Takeaways From Rachel Dolezal's Interview With Melissa Harris-Perry

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices

Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, on Tuesday addressed questions around her ethnicity and self-ident...

The Nation Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Oversize Issue Featuring Einstein, Chomsky, Steinbeck

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media

Drafted on July 8, 1865, and distributed to potential donors and subscribers, The Nation’s founding prospectus reads, “The week has been singularl...

Gabriel Arana

Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How. | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.03.2015 | Media

This year marks yet another inflection point on our way to becoming a “majority-minority” country. In 2015, for the first time, millennials -- 42 ...

Melissa Harris-Perry Hopes Trayvon Martin 'Whooped The S*** Out Of George Zimmerman'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

On Tuesday, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice would not bring charges against George Zimmerman for the slaying of unarmed teenager Trayvo...

Megyn Kelly Tears Into MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Over 'Humiliating' Interview Question

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry isn't going to like this. In one of the most bizarre TV interview moments in memory, MSNBC's Perry recently told U.S. Attorney...

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in...

5.85 Million People Who Can't Vote But Can They Still Complain?

Marlon Peterson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Marlon Peterson

In 2014, where Blacks and Latinos are overwhelmingly subjugated to carceral punishments, is it sensible to make the claim that if you don't vote you can't complain?

Melissa Harris-Perry Opens Up About Online Harassment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry used to love Twitter, she told viewers on Saturday. But now she finds it hard to even retweet things without the fear of online h...

Arianna: 'Stay With It, Even When The World Tells Us No'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

During a panel discussion of pioneering women on the "The Queen Latifah Show," Arianna Huffington offered her insights into the most concerning issues...

How Do You Deescalate Ferguson?! No, How Do You Deescalate a National Legacy of Racism and Violence Against Black Men?

Justin C. Young | Posted 10.19.2014 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

How do you convince the people of Ferguson that we're one American family? How do you convince Michael Brown's grieving parents of our common values and equality under the law? Does the president even believe that what he said is actually true? Healing hasn't happened yet because old wounds were never resolved.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry's Gut-Wrenching Michael Brown Segment

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media

In a short but powerful segment on Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry connected the recent police killing of Michael Brown to the deaths of other black me...

Melissa Harris-Perry's Stunning Maya Angelou Tribute

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry opened up on Saturday about the very direct and personal influence that the late Maya Angelou had on her life. Harris-Perry wa...

Melissa Harris-Perry Mourns Maya Angelou

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media

When she was a sophomore at Wake Forest University, Melissa Harris-Perry took a course taught by Maya Angelou, who was a professor at the North Caroli...

Melissa Harris-Perry's Warning About Anti-Abortion Legislation

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.18.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry painted a grim portrait of abortion access in the South on her Saturday show, criticizing the Mississippi law that could close do...

Fill 'The Confidence Gap' by Talking About Making (and Surviving) Mistakes at Work

Jessica Bacal | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

While public mistakes may feel terrible in the moment, the moment always ends. And what remains, what we carry forward, is everything we've learned.

Melissa Harris-Perry To Mississippi Governor: Your New Law Only Helps 'Bigots'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry called out the governor of Mississippi on Saturday for signing legislation that may protect business owners' ability t...

Today's Dominant Racial Dog Whistle? Obamacare

Ian Haney López | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Ian Haney López

In a political milieu fraught with strategic racial innuendo, "Obamacare" is racially potent. It picks up the other slanders piled around the president and it piles these onto the Southern Strategy slam that liberalism panders to undeserving minorities.