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Remembering the women who made a King

01/22/13 12:05PM

From President Obama continuing the National Day of Service tradition, to taking the oath of office with his hand on the King family bible, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an unmistakable presence throughout Inauguration weekend.... read more

Myrlie Evers-Williams delivers the invocation at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Myrlie Evers-Williams' invocation a nod to civil rights struggles old and new

01/21/13 03:35PM

Myrlie Evers-Williams became the first woman and layperson to deliver an inaugural invocation Monday. Nearly 50 years ago, Evers-Williams was a young mother in Mississippi tending to her three small children, who she'd allowed to stay up late to watch President John F. Kennedy deliver a historic address on civil rights. They were all still... read more

Visitors to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site watch a broadcast of the inauguration of President Barack Obama Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The new normalcy of a black president

01/21/13 01:54PM

There was a moment during the inauguration when my attention shifted from the spectacle of a president being sworn in, his elegant wife holding the bible as he took the oath of office to something far less notable. The National Mall was filled with citizens who had come from across the country to witness this ritual, but those aerial shots from... read more

Local lawmakers take on gun reform

Local lawmakers take on gun reform

01/18/13 07:00PM

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, a member of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” discusses how lawmakers at the local level are taking gun reform one step further. watch

Inside baseball on gun control

Inside baseball on gun control

01/18/13 07:00PM

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of “Children’s Defense Fund”; Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill; Lori Haas, a gun violence prevention advocate; and Amy Walter, editor at The Cook Political Report; join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk some inside... watch

Woman makes passionate plea to keep family...

Woman makes passionate plea to keep family together

01/18/13 07:00PM

Erika Andiola, co-founder of Arizona’s DREAM Act Coalition, took to YouTube this week to share her story of how her mother and brother were being deported. Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about immigration reform in... watch

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