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MSNBC Host's House Destroyed By Hurricane Isaac

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.29.2012 | Media

Hours after Hurricane Isaac hammered its way through New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Melissa Harris-Perry tweeted that...

On Gabby Douglas' Hair (And My Own)

Rebecca Sive | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rebecca Sive

Hair matters. Kinky black hair. Kinky Jewish hair. Kinky hair on any woman's head. Today, we learn that again. How sad.

What Black Intellectuals Should Say To President Obama

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

How do we create a political economy based on Matthew 25:31-36 -- "Whatever you do for the least of these you do unto me" -- a system that works urban and rural "least of these"? Three options appear.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry's Moving Plea For Gun Reform

Posted 07.22.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a large portion of her Saturday MSNBC show to the tragic mass shooting that took place early Friday morning at a midnig...

PHOTOS: Melissa Harris-Perry's New Digs

Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

Apparently Melissa Harris-Perry is ready for another big project. Between hosting her self-titled weekend show on MSNBC, writing for The Nation, a...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Weighs In On Controversy

Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Daniel Tosh's rape joke on her Sunday MSNBC show. Tosh recently apologized f...

Hair Takes Us To Our Roots

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

My mother was my first hair stylist. Like so many African American girls, the experience of our mothers doing our hair in the kitchen is one of our first memories. I can't imagine myself with a head full of curls.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Responds To Bill O'Reilly, Gretchen Carlson

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry responded to Bill O'Reilly and Gretchen Carlson on her Sunday MSNBC show after the Fox News hosts criticized a segment she aired ...

WATCH: O'Reilly Blasts Harris-Perry's 9/11 Comments

Posted 06.21.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly was dismayed by Melissa Harris-Perry's recent comments about racial profiling after 9/11 on Monday. His guest was Lanny Davis, a for...

WATCH: Understanding Black Hair (For Those Who Don't Have It)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Yes! The video that every woman of color has been waiting for is finally here. The short and sassy PSA produced by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is...

MHP: Where Are The Female Debate Moderators?

Posted 06.10.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry praised three high school seniors on her Saturday show for launching a petition for more female debate moderators. El...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Gets Surprised At Commencement Speech

Posted 06.08.2012 | College

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry got a surprise when she spoke at Wellesley College's commencement on May 25. Each year Wellesley's Commencement sta...

Guess Where Melissa Harris-Perry Is Commencement Speaker?

Posted 04.03.2012 | College

MSNBC host and pundit Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver the commencement address to Wellesley College on May 25. Harris-Perry was the choice of a g...

WATCH: MSNBC Host Mocks Geraldo Rivera For Hoodie Comments

Posted 03.26.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry mocked Geraldo Rivera's incendiary comments about slain teenager Trayvon Martin with biting sarcasm on Saturday. Mart...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Mourns The Killing Of Unarmed Black Teenager

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media

"When I say the name Trayvon Martin, does it mean anything to you?" Melissa Harris-Perry asked her MSNBC audience on Saturday. "If it doesn't, it shou...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Issues Bold Defense

Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry took some time on her Saturday show to discuss what she called a "manufactured controversy" that erupted around Presid...

Melissa Harris-Perry, a Q & A on Literacy, Parenting, and Politics

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.09.2012 | Media
Earl Martin Phalen

Melissa Harris-Perry is a brilliant political science professor at Tulane University, dynamic commentator, and national advocate for social justice and education equity.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Into 'The Help'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry spent a lengthy chunk of her Saturday show on one of the things that has troubled her most in the past year: the success ...

The Crisis of the African-American Intellectual: What's to Be Learned From the Cornel West v. Melissa Harris-Perry Debate

Mark Sawyer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Unlike W.E.B. DuBois and other black intellectuals of the past, black intellectuals are not leaders in the way we once might have claimed. This leaves people like Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West in unique and often viciously conflicting positions.

Melissa Harris-Perry's Big Debut

Posted 02.22.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry gave viewers a sharp critique of the media during the debut weekend of her self-titled show. The network announced the...

MSNBC Chief's Blunt Words

Posted 02.12.2012 | Media

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, MSNBC president Phil Griffin had some rather blunt words to describe his method for creating new shows and d...

Has the Obama Administration Hijacked Black Leadership in America?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.

Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry Clashing With Cornel West

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton and Prof. Cornel West are trading jabs over their contrasting viewpoints on President Obama — and over West's harsh attack on Sharpton's...

Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC Show Gets Title And New Date

Posted 02.01.2012 | Media

MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry has a new show with a premiere date and title. The self-titled show, "Melissa Harris-Perry" will debut on S...

GOP Nostalgia Is A Symptom Of Privilege

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The fact is that, unless you're a white, Christian, straight male, there's little to look back to and say "yeah, I was better off back then."