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The August 30 'MHP' Syllabus

The latest on the US strategy to fight ISIS (or lack thereof), the future of black activism after Ferguson, Beyonce's feminism, and more. 10am ET, msnbc!

This Saturday, Melissa Harris-Perry takes a look at the latest on the Sunni jihadist group ISIS, including President Obama’s remarks from Thursday’s press conference regarding a push for a regional strategy. We’ll discuss Americans fighting with ISIS, as well as those being held captive by the group. Keeping our eyes on international news, we’ll also look at Russia’s escalating aggression and the impact of US and European sanctions on the country. Read the latest here.

Host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests will analyze the president’s remarks and bring you updates at 10am ET.

Then, we’ll salute Chicago’s hometown heroes, the young Little Leaguers from Jackie Robinson West, fresh from their US championship and world runner-up appearance in the Little League World Series--and we’ll shift our focus to what’s happening on the domestic front. Our panel will include Karen Finney, MSNBC political Analyst, Dean Obeidallah, columnist for The Daily Beast, Mychal Denzel Smith, blogger at and fellow at The Nation Institute, and Nancy Giles, writer and contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. They will discuss:

We’ll also go to Chicago to speak to Charlene Carruthers, National Coordinator at the Black Youth Project, about Millennials and the future of black activism. Read Smith's cover story in The Nation on this topic now.

Plus, we’ll discuss Beyonce bringing her feminist message to the mainstream at the VMAs and Sofia Vergara’s "spin" at the Emmys.

All that, plus a dialogue with Obeidallah about his recent comedy showcase, "Dudes Against Violence Against Women," and what it means to be a male ally for women.

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc! Also, don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.