Melissa Harris-Perry on the Times, Shonda Rhimes and Angry White Men

Melissa Harris-Perry tackled the angry black woman stereotype on Sunday with a twist — what if television’s white guys were positioned as angry white men? » 9/22/14 10:05am 9/22/14 10:05am

Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Gives Birth. Now It Gets Complicated.

The surrogacy business is booming but it’s anything but a well-oiled machine. On Tuesday, Sherri Shepherd and soon-to-be ex-husband Lamar “Sal” Sally sort of welcomed a baby boy via a surrogate in Pennsylvania. Sal was present but Sherri was not, nor has she mentioned the infant on The View because she reportedly » 8/06/14 5:40pm 8/06/14 5:40pm

The National Review Just Fake Geek Girl'd Neil deGrasse Tyson

It would seem the National Review looked up and realized that suddenly, its stockpile of liberal stereotypes were out of date. The old standbys like "latte-swilling limousine liberals" "hairy-legged radical feminists" and "effete Ivory Tower collectivists" just don't have the same punch. Meet the statistics-spewing,… » 7/31/14 4:40pm 7/31/14 4:40pm

What Murdered Black Boys Mean for the Renisha McBride Trial

As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew of racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable. » 7/21/14 12:40pm 7/21/14 12:40pm

Melissa Harris-Perry Answers Your Questions

We asked you for Melissa Harris-Perry questions, the Jezebel readers responded and so did the host of MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show. And the Tulane Professor gave us a bunch of goodies so, without further ado, here are Dr. Harris-Perry's answers! » 4/06/14 5:00pm 4/06/14 5:00pm

It's the In Vitro Fertilization Baby Boom

Over 61,000 babies were conceived via IVF in 2012, which means 1.5 percent of America’s 3.9 million births that year were ushered in that way. It was the biggest year for IVF on record, and those numbers are the culmination of a rising trend over the last ten years. » 2/19/14 10:20am 2/19/14 10:20am

Melissa Harris-Perry Shares Story of Welcoming Daughter via Surrogacy

Melissa Harris-Perry announced the birth of a new baby daughter over the weekend; today she’s shared that her infant was welcomed through surrogacy. » 2/18/14 10:00am 2/18/14 10:00am

Melissa Harris-Perry Adopted a Newborn Baby Girl on Valentine's Day…

Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband adopted a baby girl on Valentine's Day and their Twitter photos are delightful. The couple also have a 12-year-old daughter named Parker. Here are the tweets of joy from the couple and the adorable new addition to the MSNBC host's nerdland family. » 2/17/14 12:40pm 2/17/14 12:40pm

Glenn Beck Supports Melissa Harris-Perry and The World is Crazy

It's been a heady two weeks for MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, but she found an unexpected ally in right wing talking head Glenn Beck. Following her show's controversial comments about Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson and tearful apology, Beck supported Harris-Perry on his own show and even chastised her… » 1/07/14 1:30pm 1/07/14 1:30pm

Melissa Harris-Perry Overtaken by Emotion During On-Air Apology

On an episode of her show last week, Melissa Harris-Perry made (what some considered to be) unkind remarks about Kieran Romney, Mitt Romney's adopted African-American grandchild. In the episode, Harris-Perry referred to Kieran being out of place in the Romney family pictures and stated that she would like to see a… » 1/04/14 5:17pm 1/04/14 5:17pm

Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Romney Family Adoption Remarks

Melissa Harris-Perry is facing criticism after two members of a panel on her MSNBC show this past Sunday made jokes surrounding the black, adopted grandchild of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. » 12/31/13 11:00am 12/31/13 11:00am

Watch Nikki Giovanni Perform 'Ego Tripping' on Melissa Harris-Perry

While promoting her new book "Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid," poet Nikki Giovanni blessed MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show on Sunday with a live performance of her poem, "Ego Tripping." I screamed when I saw this clip, because Giovanni is an American treasure who really does have "Thug Life" tattooed on her arm — yes,… » 12/16/13 3:45pm 12/16/13 3:45pm

Melissa Harris-Perry's Black Feminism Syllabus Is All Kinds of Amazing

Last week, whilst schooling Michelle Cottle on her insipid "Michelle Obama is a feminist nightmare" article, Melissa Harris-Perry quipped, "You might want to read up a little bit on black women and our feminism. I'm happy to send you a syllabus." To which the Internet responded, "Um, yes, please do." » 12/02/13 6:30pm 12/02/13 6:30pm

Melissa Harris-Perry Brilliantly Shoots Down Michelle Obama's Critics

Last week, Politico writer Michelle Cottle (intentionally?) created a bit of a shitstorm with her ridiculous article "Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama Became a Feminist Nightmare," in which she dismissed the First Lady's efforts and campaigns during her husband's time in office as "soothingly domestic causes" that… » 11/25/13 6:45pm 11/25/13 6:45pm

Melissa Harris-Perry on Tiana Parker and Why Black Hair Is Beautiful

Last week, news broke that Tiana Parker, an adorable 7-year-old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma, had been sent home from Deborah Brown Community School because her dreadlocks violated school rules by being "distracting" and "faddish." Backlash against Deborah Brown Community School's policy (which, by banning locs and… » 9/09/13 6:40pm 9/09/13 6:40pm

Texas-Themed Tampon Earrings Are All the Rage

This summer's hottest accessory? Tampon earrings! MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry sported a pair on air during her show this past Sunday to demonstrate her support for women in Texas. All it takes is one woman on television to wear them and next thing you know, they'll be everywhere. » 7/22/13 1:00pm 7/22/13 1:00pm

Rand Paul Supporters Stomp On Woman's Head

Outside the Kentucky Senate debate last night, several male Rand Paul supporters ganged up on a MoveOn protester, tore off her wig, and stomped on her head. Surely she was asking for it by...protesting peacefully. There's (highly disturbing) video. » 10/26/10 10:02am 10/26/10 10:02am