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

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

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, it's… » 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 somehow… » 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 afros,… » 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