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The August 23 'MHP' Syllabus

08/22/14 10:14PM

This Saturday on "MHP," we’ll take a look at what comes next for the town of Ferguson, Missouri and for the broader movement to end excessive force by police in communities of color nationwide. Additionally, we'll bring you the latest on the Ebola epidemic in western Africa and host Melissa Harris-Perry's letter of the week. Join us at 10am ET on msnbc! read more

Ferguson shooting and unrest resonate in Atlanta-area demonstration

Latino communities must see Ferguson's fight as their own

08/20/14 05:14PM

The head of NDLON's #Not1More campaign outlines how Latino and immigrant activists can help prevent future police killings like that in Ferguson nearly two weeks ago: "We know the drill, because Michael Brown is not the first. But are we fed up enough to fight like we really want him to be the last?" read more

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. is greeted by local Republicans before speaking at a gathering for local candidates, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Why the liberal love for Rand Paul is wrong

08/16/14 11:19AM

Paul is correct to critique the militarization of local police in America. But that’s not a new phenomenon when it comes to black communities in America -- it’s been the norm since the 1960s. And the demilitarization argument does nothing to challenge nor change the fact that “nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012”, according to FBI statistics. read more

'No rights which the white man was bound to respect'

08/16/14 07:56PM

Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Jonathan Ferrell. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Host Melissa Harris-Perry offers a heartfelt note on black life and death in the hands of the police, and how the Dred Scott case relates to Brown's August 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri. read more

'This is 1961 in Ferguson'

'This is 1961 in Ferguson'

08/17/14 11:35AM

Jelani Cobb, Marc Steiner, Marquez Claxton and Cristina Beltran join to discuss if Capt. Ron Johnson is in charge of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the curfew that was imposed. watch

Ferguson police force 'overwhelmingly' white

Ferguson police force 'overwhelmingly' white

08/17/14 11:00AM

Although more than two thirds of Ferguson's residents are African American, its police force and elected representatives are "overwhelmingly" white. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and former Mayor of Ferguson Brian Fletcher join to discuss. watch

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