Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Host and Managing Editor

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

The American Medical Debt Crisis

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

While churches, nonprofits, and local governments are getting national attention for forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, we look at how the medical debt crisis got this bad.

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To Queer or Not to Queer: Netflix's The Ultimatum

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Can one size fit all in love and reality dating tv?

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Black Girl Genius Zaila Avant-Garde

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Zaila Avant-Garde is already a Scripps Spelling Bee winner. She tells us why it's only natural that she wrote one but two new books.

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Will There Ever be Justice for Emmett Till?

Monday, May 01, 2023

Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman whose words prompted the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, has passed away.

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The Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA

Monday, May 01, 2023

How Black superstar players like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar helped create today's NBA.

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Do AP Courses "Shortchange" Students?

Monday, May 01, 2023

A new book argues that Advanced Placement Courses have departed from their original purpose.

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The Tension Between Public and Charter in Abbott Elementary's Second Season

Friday, April 28, 2023

We recap season two of the popular sitcom Abbott Elementary, and talk about the tension between public schools and charters. 

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Replay: The Takeaway Book Report

Friday, April 28, 2023

 The Takeaway spoke with some amazing guest about the books they've been reading and authoring.

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Replay: Gullah Geechee Home Cooking

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The cookbook “Gullah Geechee Home Cooking,” by Emily Meggett's, tells the story of the Gullah Geechee through the author's family and the history of Edisto Island. 

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The Impact of The New York Times' Trans Coverage

Thursday, April 27, 2023

How has the New York Times responded to criticism of its coverage of trans people and issues?

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Franchises Are Fighting Back

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Franchisees say their businesses are suffering. So is the franchise business model still a beacon of the American Dream?

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Diane Feinstein and Senatorial Power

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

How big a role do Senate staffers play in ensuring a functional government?

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Cop City: Police Shot Protester Tortuguita 57 Times

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

An official autopsy report released last week found 57 gunshots wounds on Queer Venezuelan-Indigenous activist Tortuguita's body, raising questions about the nature of their killing.

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Tara Bynum's Reading Pleasures

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

How did early American Black writers live under the yoke of chattel slavery?

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How to Go From Pink-Slipped to Parties

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

In the face of recent layoffs in the tech and media industries, and we talk to Allison Hemming about advice for those facing layoffs and how pink slip parties can be a networking tool.

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Biden is Running for Re-election in 2024

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

President Joe Biden made the announcement on Tuesday, mentioning that there's still a "battle for the soul of America."

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Supreme Court Upholds Mifepristone Access, for Now

Monday, April 24, 2023

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a stay on a lower court ruling. The stay ensures, that for now, the abortion pill, mifepristone, will remain widely available.

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Bozoma Saint John, Urgently Living after Grief

Monday, April 24, 2023

What can loss and grief teach us about living?

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Happy World Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2023

 The Takeaway is observing a very intersectional Earth Day Weekend.

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The World of Digital Book Influencers

Saturday, April 15, 2023

 A closer look into book influencing with Kelsey Weekman, Internet Culture Reporter for Buzzfeed News.

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