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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."

The Power List: Melissa Harris-Perry Is Set To Bring Real Talk TO MSNBC

Posted 03.11.2012 | Black Voices

Melissa Harris-Perry, the Tulane professor and public intellectual, first landed on most people's radars as a pundit and occasional fill-in host for R...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Spars With Stephen Colbert

Posted 01.10.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry talked about her upcoming MSNBC show and her new book about stereotypes of black women on Monday's "Colbert Report." When Co...

MSNBC Contributor Lands New Show

Posted 01.05.2012 | Media

MSNBC contributor and political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry will host her own show for the network starting in February. Harris-Perry tweeted the...

9 Great Books To Give This Holiday Season

Angela Flournoy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

With time running out until Christmas, we thought we'd share some of our favorite reads from the past year. Great books make great gifts.

New Orleans Police Chief's Best May Not Be Good Enough

James Perry | Posted 01.09.2012 | Crime
James Perry

Something must be done, but we need more than just random action, we need real results. The long-term key to making New Orleans safe lies in addressing root causes of crime.

Sister Citizen

Dion Nicole | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices
Dion Nicole

Overall, I'm incredibly impressed with Melissa Harris-Perry's new book Sister Citizen so far. The book is concerned with how stereotypes surrounding black women affect their political beliefs.

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Searing Katrina Monologue

Posted 10.30.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry marked the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a searing monologue about what she saw as the country's failure to...

Failure 101: A Lesson From MSNBC Contributor Melissa Harris-Perry on American Politics, the Presidency, Princeton, and Personal Failures

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Robyn Carolyn Price

Last month I spoke with MSNBC contributor, Columnist for The Nation, and Tulane Professor Melissa Harris-Perry for the project Failure, Inc. We talked about how failure is a significant narrative in every great success story... even the American story.

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Tutorial On The 'Wealth Gap'

Posted 09.26.2011 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry, the MSNBC contributor who guest-hosted for Rachel Maddow on Tuesday, broke down the so-called "wealth gap" for her viewers in a ...

Attacking Cornel West Won't Make for a Better President

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

When someone tries to demonize those who use free speech to critique the Obama administration, we should simply confront them with the issues and ask for evidence of positive and meaningful progress.