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The September 21 'MHP' Syllabus

09/20/14 05:09PM

Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner and host Melissa Harris-Perry look back at "The Cosby Show," 30 years later! Also, "Bad Feminist" author Roxane Gay joins us to discuss her bestseller, we look at a debate over the future of feminism, discuss the Adrian Peterson case and corporal punishment, the ISIS crisis, and how the refusal of some states to expand Medicare coverage may be having a disparate impact on people of color. 10am ET, msnbc! read more

An exam room at the Whole Women's Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas, March 4, 2014.

What reopening a Texas abortion clinic meant to one woman

09/07/14 09:02AM

McAllen, Texas — A. was five weeks pregnant and didn’t want to be. That morning her boyfriend had to pull over during their hour-long drive to McAllen so she could vomit. She cried when she saw the protesters outside the squat, tan building that held Whole Woman’s Health. read more

Michael Brown on his graduation day.

Respectability politics won't save us, 'angel' or not

09/04/14 07:54AM

Host Melissa Harris-Perry offered her reflections during last Saturday show on the NYT's "no angel" reference to slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, concluding: "Clothing black bodies and black lives in angelic respectability will not save them from those who see their very skin as a sin." read more

Demanding 'perfect mourners' in Ferguson

09/04/14 08:30AM

"We need to not only die as 'angels,' but mourn like them, too." Jamil Smith writes about criticism of Ferguson's protests and public displays of sorrow over the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Justice and equality have become conditional upon the behavior of the aggrieved." read more

The NFL players who broke color barriers

The NFL players who broke color barriers

09/20/14 11:39AM

New documentary “Forgotten Four” focuses on the men who broke color barriers in professional football. Executive Producer Wes Smith and Clem Willis and Bill Willis Jr., sons of history-making NFL player Bill Willis join to discuss. watch

Will heat from sponsors bring change in NFL?

Will heat from sponsors bring change in NFL?

09/20/14 10:59AM

Will heat from fans, journalists and now league and team sponsors alike over the domestic violence scandals in the NFL be a catalyst for change? Joel Anderson, Amy K. Nelson and former NFL player Chester Pitts join to discuss. watch