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In our July 22 show, we're going back to Africa

07/22/12 09:30AM

Nelson Mandela celebrated his 94th birthday earlier this week, a big news event here in the United States given that he is one of the few African leaders we here are familiar with. It is hard to argue that the period of apartheid in South Africa, and the U.S. coverage of the heroes who ended it put Africa on the front pages in a way we haven't seen in the decades since. Yes, we see poor, starving African children on UNICEF ads, hear about money sent to combat AIDS, and we hear about monsters like Charles Taylor. read more

Activism in the Olympics

Activism in the Olympics

07/21/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by Olympic bronze medalist Dr. John Carlos, sports caster and former Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona, The Nation's Dave... watch

Border clashes in Sudan

Border clashes in Sudan

07/21/12 08:00PM

Sudanese supermodel and refugee advocate Alek Wek joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about political disputes and unrest over border agreements in South Sudan. watch

A look back on 'Nerdland'

A look back on 'Nerdland'

07/21/12 08:00PM

On a programming note, Melissa Harris-Perry announces that her next show will be airing on Sunday, August 12 due to the Olympic Games. For the meantime,... watch

In our July 21 show, we remember

07/21/12 09:33AM

Part of the reason why I chose Iron & Wine's "The Trapeze Swinger" from a varied number of available songs about grief and loss is not simply its romantic finality meant to ease the pain of those left behind, but its attention to detail.It's the smiling photos we could easily see ourselves in, the haunting words left behind on the Internet (witness victim Jessica Redfield's final blog post, about surviving a different shooting), and the intimate and specific recollections of grieving loved ones. read more

Good Look: Melissa on 'Maddow,' on Aurora

07/21/12 07:00AM

Melissa sat in for Rachel Maddow last night on one of the biggest news nights of the year, and delivered two remarkable insights into the murders at a suburban Denver movie theater early yesterday. We'll have a Good Look from last week's shows up tomorrow, but it seems most appropriate to share those with you today. (The first is embedded below; the second, below the jump.)First, she talked about politics:Both President Obama and Mitt Romney were in agreement today that politics should not be a part of the conversation right now. read more

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