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Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for Romney grandchild jokes: Sincere?

Christian Science Monitor - 31 Dec 2013
On Sunday MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry ran a segment that has landed her, her employer, and her guests in a lot of trouble. It involved a panel of comedians commenting on photos of the year, and things went off the rails when a picture of former ...
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How #SquadCare Saved My Life - 24 Jul 2017
On Instagram, #selfcare makes for good content. Users have tagged over 2.5 million posts—acai bowls, atmospheric candles, yoga mats, green juice—with the hashtag. Over 75,000 people are practicing it on #selfcaresunday, and more than 25,000 photos ...
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NAACP in soul-searching mode at last week's convention

Baltimore City Paper (blog) - 04 Aug 2017
In May, Melissa Harris-Perry wrote a New York Times op-ed that suggested that it was (or should be) a wrap for the 108-year-old NAACP. "Today, the NAACP carries the weight of history and burden of bureaucracy. But it does not seem willing to shed blood ...
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CNN, MSNBC Didn't Used To View Romney As Moral Authority [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller - 18 Aug 2017
In an infamous 2013 MSNBC segment, then-host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests mocked Romney for having an African-American grandchild. “I think this picture is great, it really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party,” one guest laughed of the ...
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Were Oprah's Weight Loss Comments Really Problematic?

MadameNoire - 03 Aug 2017
And as they were airing, Melissa Harris Perry, who was working for MSNBC at the time, wanted to discuss it, particularly the line where Oprah said: “Inside every overweight woman, is the woman she knows she can be.” Harris Perry's argument was that for ...
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To a current and future people: an open letter to my allies

HuffPost - 17 Aug 2017
Write a sentence that is better than who you are. When Jefferson said all persons are created equal, he was looking at a field of enslaved persons. He wrote that anyway. You do something bigger and better. Dream a bigger thing.”- Melissa Harris Perry.
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Is #SquadCare the new self-care?

Well+Good - 26 Jul 2017
Other times, no amount of self-care will do the trick. Enter a new take on #squadgoals: squad care. “We exist in matrices of allies and friends who do this work for us,” writes editor-at-large Melissa Harris-Perry in an essay titled “How ...
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Melissa Harris-Perry: How to Save the NAACP From Irrelevance

New York Times - 30 May 2017
The N.A.A.C.P. announced two weeks ago that it will replace its current president as part of the latest effort to revitalize itself. That won't solve the problem. Instead, it shows that its bloated 64-member board of directors has little understanding ...
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Melissa Harris-Perry: We still 'live in 'Merica'

USA TODAY - 20 Jan 2017
When Melissa Harris-Perry took the stage at Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball in Washington Thursday night, all she could think about were her students — and the mythologies they were taught. Referencing the 2016 election cycle, the Wake Forest University ...
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How Trump derailed MSNBC's centrist makeover

Mic - 28 Jul 2017
Concerns about diversity have been amplified in part by a series of contentious departures that have played out in the press. In February 2016, progressive weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry, who is black, refused to appear on her show, publicly ...

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