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Sebastien De La Cruz’s national anthem and America’s moral rejection of racism

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Fifty years after the assassination of civil rights icon Medgar Evers, racism is not dead. But a handful of incidents we’ve seen this month has proved that the vast majority of Americans no longer accept it.

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.

Minority women can flex their political muscle, but will they?

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Restrictions on abortion and voting rights are the two most high-profile instances of Republican-supported policies that end up having devastating effects on women, and it's impossible to ignore the fact that the governors signing these laws are white men.

Complexity of black women’s lives lacking in mainstream media

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Host Melissa Harris-Perry and a Saturday panel that included a reality star and a creator of a popular web series discussed the representation of black women in popular media, which can either often characterized as lacking or misguided.

Iyanla Vanzant: ‘Politics doesn’t take people into consideration’

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"I'm getting ready to insult somebody" is not what one might expect to hear from a spiritual life coach. However, Iyanla Vanzant said it twice during her appearance on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry.

Dustin Hoffman: ‘Brainwashed’ to care about beauty

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In a recently resurfaced interview, Dustin Hoffman speaks about the film Tootsie, and what he learned from playing a woman who wasn't beautiful.

WATCH: Rev. Sharpton’s 2013 Essence Fest Keynote

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

How does it feel to be a problem, black America?

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Everyone has problems—it is the human condition. No righteousness of purpose and action leads to a life without problems. Everyone has them. But how does it feel to be a problem?

What does a black parent say to a child after the Zimmerman verdict?

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Host Melissa Harris-Perry and a Sunday panel full of fathers and mothers debated how parents--particularly African-American parents--should talk to their children about the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman t...

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...

Helen Thomas, pioneering political journalist, dies at 92

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Melissa Harris-Perry and Kristen Welker discuss the legacy of White House journalist Helen Thomas.

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