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Melissa Harris Perry

WATCH: Really, Ann Coulter?!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Ann Coulter called Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC's "token" African-American on Monday, in response to the host's apology to the Romney family. Harri...

Media Matters

Murray Fromson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Murray Fromson

This being just five days into the new year, I hate to start off with some negative complaints, especially because my unhappiness has to do with the incomplete reporting.

Romney Accepts MSNBC Host's Apology

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Sunday he is rea...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Up

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry teared up on-air Saturday while apologizing for her controversial comments about Mitt Romney's grandchild. The MSNBC host cam...

Kieran Romney and the Paradox of Transracial Adoption

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

White parents that espouse "love is enough" are, in fact, doing Black adoptees a huge disservice, potentially exposing their children to a high degree of racial identity confusion and a poor ability to effectively cope with race-based mistreatment.

Melissa Harris-Perry: 'I AM SORRY'

Posted 12.31.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for a controversial segment on her show about Mitt Romney's adopted grandson, Kieran, who is black. The MS...

WATCH: You Won't Want To Miss This Riveting Discussion On Black Womanhood

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

On Friday afternoon, The New School hosted a riveting conversation with bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) and Melissa Harris-Perry on race, black woman...

Are Black Women In Media Only Baby Mamas And Gold Diggers?

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

Character's like Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope on "Scandal", and Nicole Beharie's Lt. Abbie Mills on "Sleepy Hollow" are a breath of fresh air for ma...

WATCH: This Gay Student Wants YOU To Wear Purple This Spirit Day

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Spirit Day, a day to stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, is this Thursday, Oct. 17 -- and...

SHOCKER: You Can Have A Show That's Not All White Guys!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Media

Yet again, a report on the Sunday talk shows finds that they're dominated by white male guests (for instance, fully 75 percent of the people interview...

Washington Watch: "The Syrian Two-Step"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

SYRIAN STEPPING Putin is at Step Five. America -- the media, most of the politicians, and the people, are at Step Two. Hopefully, the Administrat...

Natural Hair Moments That Made Headlines

Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sheryl Underwood's comments on her show The Talk have, once again, opened the floodgates in the mainstream media about the topic of self-love (or self...


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

Andrea Mitchell celebrated her 35 year anniversary with NBC News on Wednesday, which meant one great thing for media enthusiasts: vintage news clips. ...

WATCH: Glenn Beck Mocks Melissa Harris-Perry

Posted 07.24.2013 | Media

Glenn Beck mocked Melissa Harris-Perry on Monday after the MSNBC host donned tampon earrings on her weekend show. Harris-Perry wore tampon earring...

WATCH: MHP Dons Tampon Earrings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry took a moment on her Sunday MSNBC show to offer women a creative solution to the Texas state capitol temporarily banning tampons....

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Impassioned Rant

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

During a discussion on the George Zimmerman trial verdict on Monday, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts broke out into an impassioned rant about how minorities in...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry's Incredibly Personal Response To Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry shared a very personal response to the George Zimmerman verdict on Sunday, telling viewers that she felt "relief" at her ultrasou...

Melissa Harris-Perry Scolds Snowden; Glenn Greenwald Isn't Pleased

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media

In an open letter posted to her website, and on her TV show Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry chastised NSA leaker Edward Snowden for making "...

How Do You Know When President Obama Is Lying? MSNBC Won't Tell You

Jeff Cohen | Posted 09.06.2013 | Media
Jeff Cohen

With Obama in power, a number of MSNBC talking heads have reacted to the Snowden disclosures like Fox News hosts did when they were in hysterical damage control mode for Bush -- complete with ridiculously fact-free claims and national chauvinism that we've long come to expect from the "fair & balanced" channel.

WATCH: Harris-Perry Tears Apart Republican Nominee

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2013 | Media

During her Saturday MSNBC show, Melissa Harris-Perry tore apart E.W. Jackson, Virginia Republicans' controversial nominee for lieutenant governor. ...

Tea Party Members Planning MSNBC Protest

Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

The Comcast-owned MSNBC will be the subject of a protest next week at the cable giant's annual shareholders meeting in Philadelphia. According to T...

Why I Don't Homeschool

Rachel Joyce | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

I teach my own kids lots of things. I teach them how to empty the dishwasher and that smelling like trash isn't a good way to make friends, and gossiping isn't a good way to keep them. I teach them every moment I am with them, only it's not math. It's just life stuff. Life stuff is good.

Tom Brokaw On Boston Bombing Suspect: 'He's Also A Muslim'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media

NBC's Tom Brokaw and MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry had differing approaches to the fact that suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a Muslim. ...

Melissa Harris Perry, Luke 12:48 And The Power Of Public Theology

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I've been thinking about the power of a random comment on a blog post to engender what resulted in an exercise in public theology. It started with a comment I made on the controversy around Melissa Harris-Perry's recent "Lean Forward" ad.

WATCH: MHP's Impassioned Argument For Equal Pay

Posted 04.14.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a segment on her Sunday MSNBC show to discuss how tax day serves as an important reminder of the pay gap that exists be...