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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.

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.

Essence Festival ready to ‘party’ and give back to community

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For nearly two decades, the party known as Essence Fest has brought some of the best musicians of the African-American community to New Orleans for a huge celebration, but it’s always been known as a “party with purpose”– hosting speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics. And the purpose side of the party will be amplified this year as MSNBC joins Essence magazine as a sponsor of the annual festival.

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.

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