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Image: Grand Jury does not indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting

A letter of sympathy to Michael Brown's mother

11/30/14 12:43PM

"To be a black mother in America has never been an entirely private matter," host Melissa Harris-Perry writes in a letter of sympathy to Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown gets an open letter of sympathy from host Melissa Harris-Perry. read more

Police officer Darren Wilson is shown in this handout photo provided by ABC News during an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, in Missouri, Nov. 25, 2014 as he breaks his silence about the shooting of Michael Brown.

Why I can't believe Darren Wilson

11/27/14 11:03AM

More than 20 years separate the police beating of Rodney King and the shooting death of Michael Brown. There are stark differences between the two cases but also obvious similarities: both victims were African-American males and their assailants were white police officers.But there is a much darker thread that runs through these two tragic cases and others, including the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin read more

Talking about sexual assault prevention

Talking about sexual assault prevention

12/14/14 11:14AM

Anti-sexism activist Byron Hurt, Feministing.com’s Alexandra Brodsky join to discuss the burden faced by sexual assault survivors when speaking publicly and how to best talk about sexual assault prevention. watch

Report exposes brutal farm worker conditions

Report exposes brutal farm worker conditions

12/14/14 10:50AM

How does produce from Mexico go from the fields to Americans’ plates? A new Los Angeles Times report details the work conditions of hundreds of Mexican farm laborers. Richard Marosi, the author of the report, joins to discuss. watch

Why diversity is important in dolls

Why diversity is important in dolls

12/14/14 10:25AM

Lise Eliot, Byron Hurt, Sabrina Thomas and Marissa Dibartolo discuss how the recent trend in the toy industry to sell brown as well as white dolls is an important step in helping kids build identity and sense of self. watch

What do toys teach kids about gender roles?

What do toys teach kids about gender roles?

12/14/14 10:14AM

Elizabeth Sweet, Lise Eliot, Byron Hurt, Sabrina Thomas and Marissa Dibartolo discuss how toys are arguably more divided by gender now than they were 50 years ago and what these toys are teaching kids about gender roles. watch

"MHP" - December 14th

"MHP" - December 14th

12/14/14 10:00AM

“MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Sunday’s topics include: Toys, the Panama Canal, Bill Cosby, and work conditions in Mexico. watch

The consumption economy of toys

The consumption economy of toys

12/14/14 10:00AM

In an economy of stagnant wages and financial insecurity, can parents give their kids the joy of their favorite toy without breaking the budget and giving into the madness of the latest fad? Byron Hurt, Sabrina Thomas and Marissa Dibartolo join to discuss watch

The December 14 'MHP' Syllabus

12/13/14 06:01PM

It’s the holiday season— A time for family, celebration, gifts, and if you have children in your life, toys. Lots and lots of toys. We've been asking all of you in #nerdland to tweet us pictures of your favorites, and on Sunday’s show we are taking a look at toys and their economic and social implications. read more

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