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In our May 20 show, it's (past) time to wake up

05/20/12 09:27AM

The inimitable DJ and video blogger Jay Smooth put out a new ill doctrine blog shortly after President Obama made his decision to (publicly) support marriage equality (with his voice) that among other nuggets of wisdom, reminded everyone that it was the activists pushing for this that should get the credit in this moment -- even though it was well overdue. read more

Beyond burning bras: The myths of feminism

Beyond burning bras: The myths of feminism

05/19/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry outlines the evolution of feminism - that does not include burning bras - and as it turns to the modern-day so-called “war on women,” Harris-Perry invites Emily Carpenter from Girls for Gender Equality, Leslie Cardona of Young... watch

Is 2012 the year of the young woman?

Is 2012 the year of the young woman?

05/19/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel of young women are joined by University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillet, as they continue their conversation on how feminism is taking different forms in 2012. watch

Women at war

Women at war

05/19/12 08:00PM

The Army is breaking down barriers of traditionally all-male combat units by now allowing women to serve closer to the front lines. But is the policy change enough? Kayla Williams, Iraq War veteran and fellow at the Truman National Security Post,... watch

Sexual assault in the military

Sexual assault in the military

05/19/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry continues the conversation on female soldiers in combat and their changing roles in the military. But with the increase in job opportunities made available to women, will that also increase the cases of sexual assault in the military? watch

A question of character

A question of character

05/19/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists continue the conversation on Mitt Romney’s comments that the Obama campaign was committing “character assassination” against him as they analyze Romney’s public and private character while on the campaign trail. watch

Can America do better?

Can America do better?

05/19/12 08:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry continues her conversation with former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley as they discuss the institutional dysfunction in politics and what needs to be done to solve America's issues. watch

Romney's privilege and political liability

Romney's privilege and political liability

05/19/12 08:00PM

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney played victim this week, and challenged the “character assassination” he perceived from President Obama’s re-election campaign. To explain how this adds to Romney’s inability to connect with voters, Melissa Harris... watch

Chuck Brown.

The District of Columbia's voice goes silent

05/19/12 02:12PM

I haven’t been an official resident of Washington, DC -- my hometown -- for almost two decades.  But the DC girl is still strong in me, and this week, she’s been thinking a lot about (what was formerly known as) "Chocolate City."You see, despite the fact that the District of Columbia is the one place in the country where Americans are denied the right to meaningful representation in Congress, make no mistake, Washington -- and Washingtonians -- have a voice.  And this week it’s being silenced in more ways than one. The white dome of the U.S. read more

Happy birthday, Malcolm X

05/19/12 10:25AM

Today is the birthday of Malcolm X. He would have been 87 years old.Malcolm rarely receives the kind of mainstream press attention that his better known counterpart, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. does. And perhaps that is best. Unlike King, Malcolm has been not been subjected to the ahistorical nostalgia machine of American hero-making. His radicalism remains intact.Let me be clear by what I mean when I say radicalism.I do not mean that Malcolm X sought to overthrow the American state. He did not. read more

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