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Grace Brown, creator of Project Unbreakable.

Meet Grace Brown, unbreakable photographer

03/17/12 11:45AM

This week's "Foot Soldiers" featured 19-year-old Grace Brown, a freshman at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Inspired by a friend's story and her skill with a camera, Grace started Project Unbreakable, a Tumblr designed to help give power back to survivors of sexual assault through the words of their attackers. read more

Can't live without my radio! The March 17 preview

03/17/12 08:16AM

Today is St. Patrick's Day, which may not have a lot to do with LL Cool J, but work with me here. St. Patrick's Day is one of the spots in the calendar when you tend to encounter a particularly large number of people with (ahem) accelerated personalities, who make themselves noticed even if they look like losers. read more

Good Look: The 'Biggie segment'

03/17/12 05:53AM

Right before the next batch of shows begins each Saturday, we're going to start posting at least one last Good Look: an incredible segment from our previous week of shows, a) just in case you missed one, b) wanted to revisit it, or c) it relates to something we're doing this weekend. We'll start with last weekend's segment remembering hip-hop great Christopher Wallace, who we all knew as the Notorious B.I.G. -- almost 15 years the day after his murder. Celebrating Biggie is tricky, given the misogyny in much of his music. So how would Melissa and her guests go about about reconciling that? read more

The impacts of voter ID laws

The impacts of voter ID laws

03/16/12 08:00PM

Enlightening Round: Melissa Harris-Perry offers a quick round-up of the stories making the news, lacing together the common trend of voter identification law... watch

Radio days are not over

Radio days are not over

03/16/12 08:00PM

With the rise of the 24-hour news cycle, media consumers can now plug into a variety of news mediums to get information. Melissa Harris-Perry dives into one... watch

When it wins to lose

When it wins to lose

03/16/12 08:00PM

It’s a race to the top right now for the GOP presidential candidates, but who’s to say the losers won’t move on to change history at the scale of the future... watch

'I don't understand why this man has not been arrested'

'I don't understand why this man has not been arrested'

03/16/12 11:40AM

Trayvon Martin's family held a presser this morning to ask a very compelling question: why hasn't George Zimmerman been arrested?Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch captain, has been free since shooting the 17-year-old Martin to death on February 26, after the teenager went out to a local store in suburban Orlando to get some Skittles and a beverage -- and ended up shot in the chest and killed.Zimmerman had a physical confrontation with Martin, who reportedly weighed approximately 140 pounds, and later shot him what he claims is self-defense. read more

Not as easy as closing your eyes, actually

03/15/12 09:34PM

Perhaps Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett was seeking to divert attention from the harsh voter-ID bill he just signed into law, posthaste. He is taking a bit of (local) heat for that, especially from those who allege it targets those at historically Black colleges and universities.Not content with the depth of the hole he'd dug, he spoke today about Texas' ironically-named Women's Right to Know Act. Thing is, Governor Corbett is all for transvaginal-sonogram legislation like this -- so much so that he wants Pennsylvania to have its very own law. read more

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What we're reading: March 15, 2012

03/15/12 12:26PM

'sup, #nerdland! Welcome to the first of the two least-productive days of the year for the American workforce, also known as the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. President Obama's bracket can be found here; many others across America will likely be found in the garbage after missing on all the upsets. We have no choice but to be productive today -- we're producing TV for all you fine people! read more

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