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Bigotry Watch

Watch: Melissa Harris-Perry Slams Mississippi Gov. For Signing Anti-Gay Law

by David Badash ● 9:32 AM April 7, 2014
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Here’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s letter to Mississippi’s Governor Phil Bryant, who last week was all too quick to sign an anti-LGBT, pro-discrimination bill into law.

News

Thomas Roberts And Melissa Harris-Perry Want To Create ‘I Am Other’ (Watch)

by David Badash ● 2:28 PM July 15, 2013
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MSNBC anchors Thomas Roberts and Melissa Harris-Perry have decided to challenge their own network to create an “I Am Other” programming focus to improve life for women and minorities.

Civil Rights

Watch: Melissa Harris-Perry Explores Being Transgender In America

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM April 16, 2012
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Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel included Mara Keisling, Kate Bornstein, and Mel Wyman, to discuss the Miss Universe transgender contestant, Chaz Bono, and Amanda Simpson.

Civil Rights

Watch: Brian Sims Talks Pennsylvania Marriage Battle On Maddow

by David Badash ● 9:27 AM August 1, 2013
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Last night, Pennsylvania state Representative Brian Sims talked with Melissa Harris-Perry on “The Rachel Maddow Show” about the state of marriage equality and LGBT civil rights in the state of Pennsylvania.

News

STANDING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY: ‘Like, Is America Ready For The Big Gay Super Bowl?’

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Is America ready for the big gay Super Bowl? For over a week the Super Bowl has never drawn more attention for its relationship with LGBT rights. Are we ready?

News

GLAAD Announces Media Award Nominees, The New Civil Rights Movement Honored To Be Included

by David Badash ● 3:45 PM January 16, 2013
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GLAAD announces the nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, including 153 nominees in 33 categories. The New Civil Rights Movement is honored to be included.

Discrimination

Military Service Women’s Group Calls GOP Congressman’s Infantry Comments ‘Uneducated’

by David Badash ● 3:03 PM January 9, 2013
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The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is hitting back today after a Republican Congressman said women should be prohibited from serving in infantry roles because of their “nature.”

Discrimination

Reporter Fired For Being Black, A Woman, Her Short Hair, Or Facebook Response?

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM December 13, 2012
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Thomas Roberts and Melissa Harris Perry speak with Rhonda Lee who was fired after responding on the station’s Facebook page to a negative comment about her hair.

Bigotry Watch

Irony 2012: Obama Guilty Of ‘Race-Baiting’ Says AZ Governor Jan Brewer

by David Badash ● 10:50 AM August 28, 2012
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed into law SB 1070, a racial-profiling anti-immigrant law, is accusing President Obama of race baiting to win the Latino vote.

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Conservative Think Tank: Voting A ‘Privilege,’ Voters Must Prove They’re ‘Legitimate’

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM August 27, 2012
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A representative of the uber-conservative Heritage Foundation said that voting is a “privilege,” and suggested it is not a right.

Civil Rights

Melissa Harris Perry: Obama’s LGBT Rights Broken Campaign Promises

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM April 16, 2012
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Melissa Harris Perry explores Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign promises to implement LGBT non-discrimination policies in his White House – which this week were broken.