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Why the civil rights struggle is like the LGBT struggle

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In the latest installment of Reply Al, Rev. Sharpton responded to a viewer asking why many in the African-American community deny the similarities between their struggle for civil rights and the LGBT equality movement.

Were the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings hollow victories?

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Host Melissa Harris-Perry and her Saturday panel discussed the Supreme Court's rulings on Proposition 8 and DOMA, opening up the question once again of whether they were hollow victories that need to be measured with caution.

Snowden flight rumors obscure surveillance debate

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Rumors that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had departed Moscow Tuesday aboard the private plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales turned out not to be true. But they did spark a new round of finger-pointing with Bolivia’s Defense Minister calling the plane’s diversion to Austria an act of “sabotage and a plot by the government of the United States.”

Gravely ill Angola 3 inmate hoping for compassionate release

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"The state of Louisiana in the past 6 years has spent $6 million in lawyer fees to keep a 71-year-old man in solitary confinement," Herman Wallace attorney Nick Trenticosta said.

Debating ‘The Snowden Effect’

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On Monday’s NOW with Alex Wagner, Alex and the panel discussed “The Snowden Effect” — a term coined by NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen.

Edward Snowden, come on home

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Edward Snowden, there is a country that would be more than willing to accept you: the United States of America.

The New Radicals

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On Monday’s NOW with Alex Wagner, the panel discussed Edward Snowden’s latest press conference in Russia and debated who was more radical–Snowden for leaking NSA secrets, or the government for expanding its surveillan...

Trayvon Martin’s death provides ‘teachable moment’ for Florida youth

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The reaction to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial resonated across many communities, with marches taking place across the country, but it hit even closer to home for a group of young leaders from Pa...

North Carolinians fight back against voter suppression

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See why some are calling North Carolina's voter ID law the "worst voter suppression bill" in the country.

Student ‘MHP’ guest on racial profiling, white privilege

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"MHP" guest C.J. Morrison told host Melissa Harris-Perry a harrowing story about being profiled by a police officer near his university. After he appeared on the show, we asked him to describe it further.

‘Orange is the New Black’ stars make prison reform the new hot topic

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The author of the book that inspired the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" joined three cast members to discuss how the controversial new show can start a dialogue about America's prison problem.

Stop-and-frisk victim: ‘I could feel the guns being pointed at me’

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Watch the video and read the full news article on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton

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