7 Policy Changes America Needs So People Can Work and Have Kids

We are in the midst of a revolution in gender roles, both at work and at home. And when it comes to having children, the outlook is very different for those embarking on adulthood’s journey now than it was for the men and women who graduated a generation ago. I recently published research from the Wharton … Continue reading

Kids React to Gay Marriage

An incredible new video is making its rounds on the Internet that asks a group of children, ages 5-13, their opinions about same-sex marriage. The video starts with the kids watching two different viral videos of gay marriage proposals and then a brief Q&A about their opinions surrounding marriage equality ensues. Click the link below … Continue reading

Nas Introduces Harvard Fellowship

By James Sullivan October 31, 2013 4:40 PM ET When Henry Louis Gates emailed Nas to ask him to lend his name to a new fellowship at Harvard’s Hiphop Archive, the rapper replied yes “in a nanosecond,” said the professor. A decade ago, he might have had a different answer.  “I said no to a lot of things in … Continue reading

Money & Meaning

Allow me to make something overwhelmingly clear. Simply because I have chosen a profession that has the potential to make me rich and if I invest my money intelligently, wealthy, that does not mean I have in some way abdicated my feelings or responsibilities toward my role in creating the world I want to see … Continue reading

Graduation…where dey do dat at?

Melissa Harris-Perry Speaks at Wellesley College Commencement 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4mepx-7vU&feature=plcp While I went to my college of communication graduation, I did not attend my university-wide graduation particularly because the speaker was a state congressman who, it seemed, was virtually unknown to nearly all of my classmates. The announcement that said congressman would be the commencement speaker … Continue reading