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The last old home on a block, center left, is seen near the Revel hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Impending casino closures foreground Atlantic City's great divide

08/31/14 09:22AM

Roughly two decades ago, casinos could only be found in six states; as of last year, 22 states have commercial casinos, according to an American Gaming Association survey. That same survey found that casinos raked in $37.34 billion nationwide in 2012. Only in 2007, the year before the financial collapse, did the industry collect more in revenue. The question facing a growing number of other communities is where that revenue goes. read more

Open Letter: How to teach students about Ferguson

08/30/14 11:06AM

Host Melissa Harris-Perry sends an open letter to an Illinois school superintendent could use some help learning how to teach students about events in Ferguson. Help us out with your own suggestions in the comments, and on Twitter with #FergusonSyllabus! read more

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Obama is responsible for Ferguson, but not how you might think

08/28/14 12:42PM

In her latest column for The Nation magazine, host Melissa Harris-Perry explores how President Obama served as a role model for resistance in Ferguson, MO: "Despite Obama’s equivocations—and also somewhat against his will—the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were his fault. And he should be proud." read more

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The arc of justice runs through Ferguson

08/26/14 04:29PM

Three young black men were dead at the hands of the police. The police claimed a gun battle, but no weapons were ever found and witnesses said it was an execution. Nonetheless, the officers were not indicted -- and the local newspapers were not willing to investigate or press the issue. The community was outraged; the families bereft.This was not Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. read more

Ferguson shooting and unrest resonate in Atlanta-area demonstration

Latino communities must see Ferguson's fight as their own

08/20/14 05:14PM

The head of NDLON's #Not1More campaign outlines how Latino and immigrant activists can help prevent future police killings like that in Ferguson nearly two weeks ago: "We know the drill, because Michael Brown is not the first. But are we fed up enough to fight like we really want him to be the last?" read more

Breaking down NFL’s domestic violence policy

Breaking down NFL’s domestic violence policy

08/31/14 11:00AM

MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren, The Nation’s Dave Zirin, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and former NFL quarterback Don McPherson take a closer look at the NFL’s new policy on domestic violence and what it says about rules in the workplace. watch

The changing face of Atlantic City

The changing face of Atlantic City

08/31/14 10:49AM

MSNBC contributor Dorian Warren, Carmen Rita Wong from NYU Poly Tech, MSNBC.com’s Ned Resnikoff and Michael Pollock from the Spectrum Gaming Group join to discuss the changing face of Atlantic City and the closing of some of its major casinos. watch

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