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'Selma' director DuVernay joins 'MHP' for extensive interview

01/13/15 09:21AM

Golden Globe-nominated director Ava DuVernay visited #nerdland for a lengthy discussion about her critically-acclaimed film, "Selma." Issues discussed with host Melissa Harris-Perry include the history of women in the civil rights movement, the film's controversial depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson, humanizing Rev. Dr.... read more

Designer mixes both style and diversity

Designer mixes both style and diversity

01/31/15 11:51AM

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Footsoldier is Courtney Smith, a woman who left the world of finance to create stylish, affordable retail fashion for women of all sizes and, more specifically, to emphasize the beauty of women of color. watch

The rise of Olivia Pope’s hair

The rise of Olivia Pope’s hair

01/31/15 11:40AM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests continue their conversation about diversity on TV and examine how “Scandal” character Olivia Pope’s hair recently signified the physical manifestation of her captivity and her resilient strength to be free. watch

Marissa Alexander, in her own words

Marissa Alexander, in her own words

01/31/15 11:13AM

(Part 2) Marissa Alexander talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about how she was able to maintain a connection with her children while in prison, and the changes she’d like to see her community push in the criminal justice system. watch

More schools turn into churches on weekends

More schools turn into churches on weekends

01/31/15 10:39AM

The Nation’s Katherine Stewart joins to discuss her report on the growing movement to get churches, specifically Christian evangelical churches, into every public school nationwide. The Freedom from Religion Foundation’s Annie-Laurie Gaylor also joins. watch

The revolt on sorority row

The revolt on sorority row

01/31/15 10:29AM

Is the answer to the threat of sexual assault that young women on a college campus should just stay inside? UVA student and Representative Body Chair Abraham Axler talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the sorority and fraternity controversy at UVA. watch

How expanding Medicaid looks for a GOP gov

How expanding Medicaid looks for a GOP governor

01/31/15 10:14AM

Indiana will expand Medicaid to up to 350,000 people, but they will do it Governor Mike Pence’s way, by charging premiums to some Medicaid beneficiaries and suspending their coverage if they don't pay. Igor Volsky from ThinkProgress explains. watch

"MHP" - January 31

"MHP" - January 31

01/31/15 10:00AM

“MHP” provides edgy analysis and guest-driven discussion of political, cultural and community issues. Saturday’s topics include: “Empire,” Shondaland and an interview with Marissa Alexander. watch

'MHP' Syllabus: 1.31.15

01/30/15 08:35PM

There’s much to discuss this Saturday in #nerdland!First, measles! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared in 2000 that measles had been eliminated in the United States -- joining the likes of other infectious diseases like polio and malaria. And yet here we are 15 years later -- and the headlines are all about the latest measles... read more

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