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Political commentator and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry recently underscored what many African-Americans sentiment know to be true past occupants of the White House. Bottom line: The presidency has had its share of racist, sexist men throughout history, so the election of Donald Trump, despite his documented incidents of racism and sexism, is not […]

  Professor Melissa Harris Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her take on yesterday’s presidential debate. “Undoubtedly, the most interesting I saw was that young people were saying Hillary Clinton was their choice. Another interesting thing for me was race. I think neither […]

One of the saddest trends in this country is reacting to an ongoing issue, after a life has been lost.


Veteran MSNBC analyst and anchor Joy Reid will return to regular hosting duties on the NBCUniversal-owned network, reports Variety. The journalist, who had hosted an hour Monday through Friday for parts of 2014 and 2015, will steer a new show that airs between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday and Sunday on MSNBC. This timeslots […]

The queen of "Nerdland" recently made her first public appearance since her controversial departure from her MSNBC show

  Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Melissa Harris Perry, the former MSNBC anchor who blasted the network for lack of editorial control. “The show was really already over and I just wanted to get them to acknowledge it publicly. The name, that pretty Tiffany blue was gone. For a while we just kept plugging […]

Melissa Harris-Perry is the perfect example of progressive Black Women making waves in today’s world. She epitomizes what having it all looks like. She holds a Doctorate Degree, is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, leads a nation of #Nerdland followers, is a mother and a wife, and, until recently, the host of […]

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry rejected the network's severance deal. She said the deal would have included a non-disparagement clause.

According to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal, the MSNBC personality and her husband James Perry owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes. In addition to filing the notice on April 6, the IRS fled a lien on the Perrys. The report noted that Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien. […]

Soledad O’Brien appeared on Melissa Harris Perry’s show on MSNBC and they tackled inequality in the workplace, Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, Eric Harris and Walter…

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We can only imagine what really happened before Trayvon Martin died, but Melissa Harris-Perry is giving her theory on how she wanted the slain teen to go out. During a speech titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” Mediate reports the MSNBC host mentioned that she hoped Martin, “whooped the sh*t out of […]