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What The Cancellation Of 'The Nightly Show' Tells Us About Failing While Ethnic

Ranier Maningding | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Ranier Maningding

People of color get a few tries and if they fail, whether the reasons are inside or out of their control, they and EVERY person of color must suffer. Every person of color is shut out of an opportunity because a few pioneers couldn't wade in a white industry designed for the success of white applicants.

Melissa Harris-Perry Joins BET As Special Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Media

Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is joining BET News as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. The Wake Forest University profes...

Melissa Harris-Perry Is Elle.com's New Editor-at-Large

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.19.2016 | Media

Less than two months after an ugly split with MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry has joined Elle.com as the website's new editor-at-large, the magazine annou...

Melissa Harris-Perry's New Role

CNN Money | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Media

Two months after a public dispute and departure from MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry is joining Elle.com as an editor at large....

Cable News Is Getting Whiter, And The Timing Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices

Melissa Harris-Perry was at 30 Rockefeller Center prepping for her MSNBC show last month when she witnessed the taping of an all-white panel of journa...

Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Pozner has been on the frontlines of media activism and analysis for over two decades. She has appeared on television to discuss media equity, penned op-eds and articles, and is the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV.

Hillary Clinton, Melissa Harris-Perry and the Opposite of Imposter Syndrome

Anna Kegler | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Anna Kegler

While we're so busy focusing on what women should and should not do, there's a big problem going undiagnosed: entitlement syndrome. The opposite of imposter syndrome, entitlement syndrome is the problem of overconfident, mediocre white men.

Melissa Harris-Perry: MSNBC 'Truly Did Not Care About Me'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.16.2016 | Media

In her first in-depth interview since her very public split with MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry recalled a moment during her tenure at the cable network ...

Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Into MSNBC On Her Way Out

CNN | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2016 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry has chosen the freedom to speak over an exit package....

Report: MSNBC To Fire Melissa Harris-Perry Following Her Complaints

Washington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.27.2016 | Media

MSNBC intends to part ways with host Melissa Harris-Perry after she complained about preemptions of her weekend program and implied that there was a r...

Melissa Harris-Perry 'Highly Unlikely' To Return To MSNBC

CNN | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.27.2016 | Media

"Melissa Harris-Perry" the TV show ended not with a celebration or a cancellation, but with a tug of war over Beyoncé....

Melissa Harris-Perry: MSNBC Has 'Taken' My Show, 'Utterly Silenced' Us

New York Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.26.2016 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry said she was refusing to go on the MSNBC show she hosts this Saturday, following several weeks of pre-emptions and what she descr...

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 dangerousl...

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

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has faced major backlash after she objected to a guest on her show using the term "hard worker" to describe House Spea...

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

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.18.2015 | Media

NBC nabbed what it claims was an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Sunday (in reality, ABC also aired footage from a Martha Raddatz interview w...

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-identif...

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.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...