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Who will Louisiana Catholics choose tonight?

03/24/12 06:16PM

Before the second half of our conversation about the Louisiana primary being held today, Melissa led in with a personal tidbit from one of her guests, political scientist Matthew Wilson. She informed presidential candidate Buddy Roemer that Wilson, a Louisiana native, believed that he'd cast his first-ever vote for Roemer when he won the race for governor in 1987. read more

Meet Michael Brooks, pastor and educator

Meet Michael Brooks, pastor and educator

03/24/12 11:53AM

Today, Melissa introduced you to the students and educators at Hope Academy, a charter school catering to high school dropouts seeking their diplomas. The school is based in Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church south of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, where city councilman Michael Brooks is the pastor. read more

'We want justice!' The March 24 preview

03/24/12 08:46AM

Protests for Trayvon Martin materialized at fifteen Miami-area high schools yesterday. Students walked out of class to demonstrate, and at Cutler Ridge High School above, to make a symbol for all to see. (Students at Trayvon's school stayed put, at his mother's behest.) The students in Miami staged the latest in a series of protests of not just the killing of the unarmed teenager on February 26, but the fact that his killer, George Zimmerman, remains free.Trayvon's name is not being forgotten, but for a most unfortunate reason. read more

Office Hours: Justice for Trayvon

03/23/12 08:25PM

This week, Americans from across the country have been demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.Based on the facts as I know them, I believe George Zimmerman should be arrested. Based on the facts as I know them, I believe the Sanford, Florida police mishandled the shooting at the scene. Based on the facts as I know them, I believe there are many people who need to be held accountable for the shooting of an unarmed, 17-year old student.I do not believe that any of these things will bring justice for Trayvon, or his loved ones. read more

A second chance at success

A second chance at success

03/23/12 08:00PM

Foot Soldiers: Melissa Harris-Perry honors the students and educators of Hope Academy in Kansas City, where young people are getting a second chance at... watch

Growing up black in America

Growing up black in America

03/23/12 08:00PM

As the death of 17-year-old African-American student Trayvon Martin launches to the forefront of national attention, Melissa Harris-Perry and her guest,... watch

Obama: 'If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon'

03/23/12 11:49AM

I commented the other day on the White House's lack of comment on the Trayvon Martin case, believing that less meant more -- particularly since federal authorities were now involved in the case. One clarification I should have included that while commenting on the case could potentially be unhelpful, commenting on the tragedy would not be.President Obama himself took the podium this morning to introduce his nominee for World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, and took a question from the press corps about Trayvon's killing. read more

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