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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 08.26.2014 | 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.

Meet Melissa Harris-Perry's Beautiful New Daughter

Posted 02.17.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry celebrated Valentine's Day by welcoming an adorable baby girl into her family: Best Valentine Ever! @JamesHPerry and I welcome...

MSNBC Trying To Recover From Its Many Apologies

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 02.08.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack. Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable...

The Sniveling Apologizers at MSNBC Don't Represent Progressives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If MSNBC cared about not presenting liberals as sniveling cowards, they would never go through these debasing apologies one after another. But they don't care about that because the guy who runs the network doesn't give a damn about how progressives look, because he isn't one of them.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

America's Most Clueless Media Reporter Steps In It -- Again!

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 01.08.2014 | Media

Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple with the everywhere. ...

We Must Question the Merit of the Melissa Harris-Perry Controversy

Kevin Beckford | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Kevin Beckford

Pardon me for being blunt, but is this controversy actually happening? Am I missing something? And most importantly, why isn't anyone questioning the fact that this is actually a controversy?

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...