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Rhonda Lee spoke with Melissa Harris-Perry and Thomas Roberts on msnbc, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Comments on her 'ethnic' hair should've been a teachable moment

12/13/12 07:58PM

Insisting that she was unaware of any station policy forbidding her to respond to viewer comments on social media, former KTBS meteorologist Rhonda Lee spoke out on msnbc about her firing. As we wrote on Wednesday, Lee, an African-American, was removed after responding to two separate viewer comments on the Shreveport, Louisiana, ABC affiliate&... read more

In this screenshort taken from CNN, meteorologist Rhonda Lee reacts after KTBS TV station fired her after she replied to viewer criticism of her natural hairstyle.

Meteorologist fired after defending her 'ethnic' hair

12/12/12 05:34PM

KTBS meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired last month from her job at ABC's Shreveport, Louisiana affiliate--a position she had held for almost a year. It was not for anything she said on-air, or in the newsroom. It was for responding to viewer comments online regarding her hair, comments such as these from a viewer identified as Emmitt... read more

Florida Governor Rick Scott visited U.S. Gas & Electric company headquarters to highlight their creation of 32 jobs in recent months and its commitment to creating more in the next year on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle...

Florida to liberal arts majors: Pay more for your degree

12/10/12 03:23PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is proposing a new challenge for colleges in the Sunshine State: charge students only $10,000 for tuition. The catch? The $10,000 tuition would only apply for students pursuing "job-friendly degrees," according to the New York Times:
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Belcher shooting an act of domestic violence

Belcher shooting an act of domestic violence

12/08/12 07:00PM

Jessica Valenti, contributor at The Nation, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about how the tragic story of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher who shot and killed his girlfriend before taking his own life, shows an act of domestic violence. watch

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

12/08/12 07:00PM

Sudhir Venkatesh, professor of sociology at Columbia University, joins to talk about the great pretenders - the advocates who make a show of bringing issues to the limelight while also running the risk of appearing inauthentic. watch

Will states turn down health insurance...

Will states turn down health insurance exchanges?

12/08/12 07:00PM

New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., Demos fellow Bob Herbert, and Jay Angoff, former director at the Department of health and Human Services, join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the health care exchange options... watch

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