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Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice addresses the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Spinning a fairy tale about black struggle

09/01/12 04:35PM

Condoleezza Rice’s speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night reminded me a lot of the feelings I have about the woman herself. If I simply ignore actual history and gloss over the facts, there’s a lot there to like.For starters, she’s the first black female Secretary of State.  Now, let me put aside for a moment my feelings about the guy she was working for at the time. God knows I wouldn’t want to be judged by my association with some of my past bosses. read more

Good Look: Melissa on 'Up w/ Chris Hayes'

09/01/12 08:28AM

We hope that you're actually tuned into "Up w/ Chris Hayes" at the moment as you wait for us to get started this morning. But you should also check out the amazing conversation Melissa was a part of during last Saturday's show, along with Atlantic senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates, WBAI DJ and ill doctrine videoblogger Jay Smooth, and comedian W. Kamau Bell, host of the new hit FX series "Totally Biased with W. read more

Women headline RNC

Women headline RNC

08/31/12 08:00PM

Did She Just Say That?: Melissa Harris-Perry points out the many female speakers who took center stage at the Republican National Convention, proving that the GOP is not just a boys-club. watch

Can the GOP close the gender gap?

Can the GOP close the gender gap?

08/31/12 08:00PM

Salon's Irin Carmon, and authors Rebecca Traister and Monica Mehta join Melissa Harris-Perry to rank how Mitt Romney squared with women at the RNC, and to talk about the GOP's gender gap. watch

'We Built It' RNC highlights

'We Built It' RNC highlights

08/31/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry is joined by comedian Nancy Giles and syndicated journalist Bob Franken to deconstruct the highlights of the Republican National Convention. watch

How the GOP platform affects women

How the GOP platform affects women

08/31/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists applaud the women who were featured center stage at the RNC, while also critiquing how each female speaker promoted policy that could affect many American women. watch

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