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Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry

Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, Wake Forest University

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center and the executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute. She is also the co-host of Freedom on Tap and an editor-at-large for ELLE.com. From 2012 to 2016, Harris-Perry hosted the television show Melissa Harris-Perry on weekend mornings on MSNBC. She is the author of the award-winning books Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.  Previously, she taught at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. 

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Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The ultimate aim of the GOP's social agenda is to force women back into the home.

Monday, November 27, 2017

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The populism of the right is coalescing around the race-bating extremism of Newt Gingrich—and Citizens United is greasing the wheels.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It might be time for progressives to lead our national bible study.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the criminal justice system in America. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry testifies before the before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017