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Dear Nine West, enough with the 'husband-hunting' shoes

09/13/14 01:15PM

Host Melissa Harris-Perry sends a letter to the shoe retailer, addressing their new ad campaign and its questionable sexual politics: "If you want to get the right kind of attention from women, you cannot have one foot stuck in outdated ideas of the past. Even if that foot is wearing a really cute shoe." 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

Making kids wear 'shame suits' doesn't help them learn

09/06/14 01:19PM

Host Melissa Harris-Perry sends her open letter to a Florida school superintendent concerning a student who was shamed for violating her school's dress code: "Maybe it's time school leaders like yourself focus on the spirits and minds of the young people, and a little less focused on their outward appearance. Because what you are teaching them is that how you look is more important than what you know or who you are." 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

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

The last old home on a block, center left, is seen near the Revel hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Impending casino closures foreground Atlantic City's great divide

08/31/14 09:22AM

Roughly two decades ago, casinos could only be found in six states; as of last year, 22 states have commercial casinos, according to an American Gaming Association survey. That same survey found that casinos raked in $37.34 billion nationwide in 2012. Only in 2007, the year before the financial collapse, did the industry collect more in revenue. The question facing a growing number of other communities is where that revenue goes. read more

Bad stretch of publicity poses hurdle for NFL

Bad stretch of publicity poses hurdle for NFL

09/14/14 11:01AM

The Ray Rice scandal is just the latest hurdle facing the NFL. After the concussion controversy and now domestic violence allegations, how stable is the league? Jason Page, Karen Finney, Etan Thomas and Don McPherson join to discuss. watch

Can Hillary overcome mistakes of 2008?

Can Hillary overcome mistakes of 2008?

09/14/14 10:22AM

NBC's Harry Smith, MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney, Roll Call's Christina Bellantoni and Matt Morrison from Working America discuss Hillary Clinton's likability factory and the mistakes made during Clinton's 2008 campaign. watch