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On Black Women, Power and “Owning Your Masters”

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving the show, even amid my own concerns about the future of marginalized voices in visible media spaces. Over the weekend, Ben Carter, YouTube host and author, published an essay in Blavity, calling Dr. Harris-Perry’s rationale and decision into question. Upon reading his assessment, I realized that one conversation I didn’t spend time unpacking that I perhaps should have, is a discussion about power, ownership and Black women.

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving ...

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Melissa Harris-Perry and a Lesson on Saying “No”

Last Friday, the media world was shaken by news that Melissa Harris-Perry would not be returning to host her dynamic MSNBC show, The MHP Show. Jamil Smith, a friend of Dr. Harris-Perry and a former colleague, published a letter on her behalf to his Medium.com account later that day. Though her presence on TV will certainly be missed, her decision to refuse compromise is cause for celebration as well.

Last Friday, the media world was shaken by news that Melissa Harris-Perry would not be returning to host her dynamic MSNBC show, The MHP Show. Jamil Smith, a friend of Dr. Harris-Perry and a former colleague, published a ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to  discuss race and identity in Beyoncé’s “Formation.” 

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to 

Weekly Feminist Reader

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL is a big fucking deal.

When you’re poor in America, hard work is just not enough 

What it’s like to visit your mom in prison on Mother’s Day.

Teju Cole brings helpful nuance to the #BringBackOurGirls conversations.

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly ...

“Feminism is a question: what truths are missing here?”

The brilliant Melissa HarrisPerry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out in academia to a list of must-read books that makes a nice companion to the black feminism syllabus she put together last year. But my favorite part was her response to a question about the current state of black feminism. 

The brilliant Melissa HarrisPerry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out ...

“I am reminded that our fiercest critics can be our best teachers”

Melissa Harris Perry has been under fire for the past week in the wake of a segment that may have offended families of transracial adoptions. After immediate and swift criticism from those families and conservatives alike, Perry issued a public apology to the Romney family and other families like them. This past Saturday, Perry opened her show with a heartfelt and emotional apology.

Melissa Harris Perry has been under fire for the past week in the wake of a segment that may have offended families of transracial adoptions. After immediate and swift criticism from those families and conservatives alike, Perry ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.”

On race, skin color, self-acceptance, and mentorship.

Trymaine Lee on how poor, black and brown children are bearing the brunt of school closures and failing education systems.

On the relationship between creativity and poverty: “New York – and San Francisco, London, Paris and other cities where cost of living has skyrocketed are…’the vast gated communities where the one percent reproduces itself’.”

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party ...

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