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Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, PhD, author, professor, television host and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. She hosts the "Melissa Harris-Perry" TV show on MSNBC. She currently teaches politics at Tulane University (in New Orleans) and has taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago.

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Professor and MSNBC Host: Stop clinging to the outmoded notion that your children "belong to you" rather than to the Collective.

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Sister Citizen by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

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Watch this Amazing Conversation Between bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. http://melissaharrisperry.com

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You Should be Watching The Nightly Show Let's keep it 100 there's two black people on late night and that's it. Trevor Noah who hosts The Daily Show and Larry Wilmore who hosts The Nightly Show. But that isn't why you should be watching. Okay that was weak tea. You should be watching because it is the blackest show on late night television and that's a good thing. In my life I can only remember one other television show that aired more than once a week discussing issues from a black…

Melissa Harris Perry - This is the suicide note. I have been writing it for a long time. We have been writing it for a long time. We, the black people. We despised folks whose stolen bodies built this nation without pay or acknowledgement or gratitude. This is our suicide note.

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In an open letter to Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Harris-Perry details all of Winfrey's accomplishments, saying that they are much more important than her dress size.

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