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Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry (born October 2, 1973) is an American television host and writer. She hosts a television programme on MSNBC called Melissa Harris-Perry.

Life and career

She got a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 1999. That year she married Dennis Lacewell. She divorced him in 2005. She is a professor of political science at Tulane University. In 2004 her first book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought was published. In 2011 Yale Press published Perry's book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.

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