Meliss Harris-Perry and Beyonce

MSNBC political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry walked off her job last week after her popular political commentary show was pre-empted by breaking presidential news coverage.

On Saturday, Harris-Perry’s viewers learned that she really walked off the job because of a fight with her bosses over Beyonce’s new song, “Formation”.

According to CNNMoney, MSNBC executives asked the noted author to report on breaking presidential news coverage. But the 42-year-old TV host and her producer insisted she talk about Beyonce’s “Formation” song, which dropped the day before.

“Her executive producer had to fight for it,” an insider told CNNMoney.

Harris-Perry eventually got her way.

MSNBC execs relented and gave her the green light to talk about Beyonce on Monday. She hasn’t been back on the air since that day.

According to insiders, Harris-Perry’s tantrum and a critical email about her bosses were the sparks that lit the powder keg that had been brewing at MSNBC for months.

As reality dawned upon Harris-Perry, she realized her insubordination failed to get the response she was looking for.

In an emotional letter, Harris-Perry wrote: “I love our show. I want it back.”

But her attempt to reach a truce was in vain. An MSNBC spokesman announced on Sunday that she had been fired.

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, the consummate news professional, stepped in and covered the presidential elections in Harris-Perry’s absence on Sunday.

In response to a follower on Twitter.com, Hall denied taking over Harris-Perry’s show.

“Absolutely not. I didn’t fill in. We had ongoing breaking news,” she tweeted.

Hall dug in her heels when the follower insisted she was filling in for Harris-Perry.

“We are in breaking news coverage for an important election which is nonstop coverage,” she tweeted.

Tamron Hall

Covering the presidential elections may not be a sexy assignment, but Hall — always the team player — stepped up and performed her duties as asked.

Even when she was nearly bedridden with a sinus infection, Hall criss-crossed the country on a moment’s notice, reporting on the elections without complaining.

Hall is not anti-establishment. She knows that if she wants to talk about Beyonce, she should do it on her own time.

“Jobs come and go look at the list before and after all of us,” she tweeted on Saturday. “I was adding perspective in the midst being accused of stealing a show.”




  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Is she stupid? She risked her career to Stan for beyonce? She better hope beyonce has a job for her..

  • Willetta

    We’ll see if Ms. Hall turns up on a new show soon.

  • Bam Bam

    That is crazy!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She has her own show on MSNBC. Plus she has shows on NBC and ID Channel. Were you referring to Melissa?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She flushed her career right down the toilet, Stanning for Beyonce. Now no one will hire her.

  • AJ

    I love MHP. She has a way of looking at the intersections of different issues and how inevitably they impact race in the US. I think her credentials grant her the right to control the editorial content of her show. MSNBC allows Joe Scarborough to do this. She has a PhD in political science form Duke University and has taught at University of Chicago, Tulane and currently at Wake Forest. She is teaching a Black Lives Matter course now. The syllabus is online and the reading material and course content are very relevant to what is happening to us. Read the email to her staff. It will shed light on what led up to the friction between her and MSNBC execs:

    https://medium.com/@JamilSmith/melissa-harris-perry-s-email-to-her-nerdland-staff-11292bdc27cb#.12vgni29z

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Very informative post. Thanks for the link. However, MHP had a job to do, and she failed to do it. As Tamron said, when there is breaking news, no one is above the news and no one has a time slot. You pitch in and do your job (she didn’t say it in those words).

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I read about this earlier. I understand it was a segment on her show, not the entire hour. She covers a lot of race and gender topics, so I don’t think her wanting to do a segment on the uproar surrounding Beyonce’s song was unheard of. But if one segment out of 4 years of shows caused them to fire her, then she clearly wasn’t well supported at the network anyway.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Also, I like Tamron Hall. I used to watch her show on ID Discovery. I would think it’s enough food at the table for both of these sistas to eat.

  • Willetta

    I meant it will be interesting to see if one of Tamron’s shows disappears & gets revamped to resemble MHP’s now defunct show.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    Where have you been? Didn’t you hear that only one black woman is allowed to be great at a time?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Let’s face it, MHP was being paid to do a job and she went off the rails and decided to do what she wanted to do. She was an outspoken, card carrying member of the Black Lives Matter activist movement. And she rubbed her bosses the wrong way. She’s gone for all of those reasons.

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    Obviously she isn’t stanning for Beyonce. As a political commentator and avid activist of black issues, she was vocal about the political fallout from Beyonces support of the BLM movement. Beyonce was talking point of the moment, but she is not at the core of the real issue, which is MHP feeling like the network is trying to suppress her from discussing black issues. She stated that she has been dealing with this frustration for a long time.

    It’s impossible to participate in productive discussion when you are too busy trying to be petty. #SRHeadlines.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not true. MSNBC employs several black female anchors, TV hosts and producers. MHP was the only one to forgot who signs her paychecks.

  • Willetta

    Great info AJ!! MHP got a little too BLACK for ’em. They don’t like it when the dogs growls while eating the food they’ve fed it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “It’s impossible to participate in productive discussion when you are too busy trying to be petty. #SRHeadlines. ”
    ——————

    Was that a dig at me for reporting the news? MHP had a job to do. Covering the fallout from Beyonce’s publicity stunt was not the news of the moment. The news of the moment was breaking presidential elections that day. Unlike CNN and Fox News, MSNBC tends to shy away from mixing hard news with frivolous entertainment. Beyonce’s stunt was not hard news. Nor is she running for president.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Unfortunately, MHP forgot that there can only be one chef in the kitchen. When you draw a paycheck from the establishment you abide by their rules, not your’n.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Tamron Hall is not loud or anti-establishment. Nor is she a card carrying member of Black Lives Matter. So a show like MHP’s would not be a good fit for her.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    She was an outspoken, card carrying member of the Black Lives Matter activist movement. And she rubbed her bosses the wrong way.
    ——————-
    So then it had little to do with Bey’s video and more to do with the folks at MSNBC not agreeing with her personal politics. Again I say, she clearly didn’t have much support at her network anyway. This was just an easy out for them.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    So Beyonce represents politics, now? She performed for a couple of minutes in her stupid leotard, and held up her fist at the end of her performance. But yes, let’s ignore our bosses instructions to talk about the next potential POTUS to instead talk about ONE subpar performance..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It had everything to do with her Beyonce outburst. As I noted in my post, that was the spark that lit the powder keg.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I don’t disagree, but it just seems like talking about Beyonce for 10 minutes shouldn’t mean your job. Especially if the rest of the time you towed the line, what’s 10 minutes to talk about a video that was making national headlines.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you, Raquelle, welcome to the blog. Your contribution is appreciated.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yes, I agree with that. I’m just saying that obviously how they felt about her personal politics created the “powder keg.” If it wasn’t this, it clearly would have been something else.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She was told to report on the elections news coverage, not a Beyonce song. if your boss gives you instructions, do you carry out the instructions or go off and do your own thing?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    From what I read, she was caustic and argumentative for months. She butted heads with the executives on numerous occasions. She had many chances to toe the line like Tamron and Joy Reid did. At least she still has her teaching job. But she will never be in TV news again.

  • Miak

    Sandra you know that’s BS! MSNBC wanted her to spin things for Hilary when she supports Bernie. Wow!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Maybe I’m not connecting something. Yes, I agree you should do what your boss asks you to do. But if her EP fought for the segment and got it approved, then why was she penalized after the fact? If it was that serious, then why didn’t they absolutely forbid it?

  • Miak

    But she’s notorious for dating drug dealers in Chicago. Chile please..

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Interesting…

    I do think we’ll see her on TV again in some capacity. I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of her.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Say what now???

  • Miak

    The Beyonce story is a spin from the truth and these “blogs” are eating it up without fact.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I enjoy watching both of them. Unless you’re Oprah you must play by what they say or pay.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What’s wrong with wanting a man who doesn’t have to put your designer shoes and handbags on layaway?

  • Divame

    Another brainwashed beyonce lunatic falls victim to the Jackson 5 nostril/Afro sound byte, that song was vulgar and there’s no way I’d put my career on the line for beyonce a creative process, I know she came up with the black panther concept because she thought it would be cute. She’s quietly disappeared and hasn’t even said a word in support of her irresponsible actions.

  • Miak

    NM

  • Miak

    I guess! His name is Asa. But I’m just saying she’s a little Ratchet.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Sorry. Not sorry. Reporters do not pick their topics. if they did the title of ASSIGNMENT EDITOR would not exist. All items are pre-approved most times THROUGH them. Can I report about XYZ? Why yes. Yes you can. You sit your ass there and you report on the things your employer tells you to report on. You DO NOT DEVIATE from the script.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    “In journalism, an assignment editor is an editor – either at a newspaper, or radio or television station – who selects, develops and plans reporting assignments, either news events or feature stories, to be covered by reporters.”

    Bye Melissa. You are not new. Somewhere you knew deep down you were committing career suicide. Im sorry. You know how this goes ma-ma.

  • JamaicanBreddah

    now all the chicks with lisps dont have a shero to look up to. wait a go melissa

  • It’s Taurus Season

    The following week, on Super Bowl Sunday, she hosted her show from New York but was told to focus on the election. When she said wanted to discuss Beyoncé’s new video, “Formation,” and how it addresses race, she said she was encouraged to focus on the election instead. She wound up discussing the video anyway but as she did, footage of Jeb Bush and Chris Christie rallies in New Hampshire appeared in a box, an indication that the network’s priorities were shifting.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    My boss tells me to NOT discuss XYZ drug sponsor in a huge meeting. But my ass decides to do it, ANYWAY. To deviate from my CLEAR act of defiance, she keeps right on flipping through the PRE-WRITTEN days ago, PowerPoint slides. The whole time she is thinking, “I cant wait til this damn meeting is over. Dub ass is FINISHED here. I told her ass to NOT talk about them folks during this meeting. Yet she did it ANYWAY.”

  • yelpforhelp

    Apparently being professional is too much like right. If she wants to cover music, try VH1or BET. What I truly despise is her pulling the race card and then back peddling. If it’s the truth-stand up in it.
    She played herself…..with no purpose. Where they do that at? Apparently not MSNBC.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That makes perfect sense. But if her EP fought for the segment and got it approved, then even though it was grudgingly given, it was still approved. They just didn’t like it.

    All this over a Beyonce song that’s not even that good is stupid to me. This is reminding me of something the A Different World producers spoke about on their Unsung episode. They said that they fought hard and finally won the right to do an episode on the Rodney King riots. But it ultimately wrote their cancellation notice so it wasn’t worth it in the end as they should have saved that battle for another issue. Hmmph!

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    IDK Raquelle. Either you are having too much trouble with basic comprehension or your brain is made of some kind of mush??? Take your bias against Beyonce out of the equation because it is immobilizing your ability to think with reason and common sense. If all Beyonce did was gyrate in a leotard, then right winged-white America wouldn’t be all up in arms about it, labeling her as an anti-cop racist now would they? It all became political when Rudy Guilliani took to his pulpit the very next day to rally his minions against her so called “terrorist” attack on cops, prompting police unions all across the country to boycott her tour. I know you hate the idea of people defending Beyonce, but it’s not so much about her. Her performance is merely the backdrop to the bigger debate about race issues, freedom of speech, and police brutality and other injustices against the black community. This issue between MHP and MSNBC did not start with this Beyonce controversy. That is the whole point.

  • yelpforhelp

    Nope MHP lost her job because she wouldn’t do it. MHP lost her credibility when she decided to post a rant and later back peddled.

  • Airforce17

    MHP was finally fired! She was nothing but a racist. Hopefully Al Sharpton will be next to get the axe. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • yelpforhelp

    You’re right….Beyonce didn’t have anything to do with it. When you have a job…..you do it. No matter who you are, where you work or what the season is…..you have a responsibility to do the job assigned.

  • yelpforhelp

    She was hired because of her personal politics. No matter how boring I thought her show was. She was fired for acting like a 2 year old.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Reporters have it hard man. Especially minority reporters. The Asians can’t look too Asian. The Hispanic ones best not veer too far on illegal immigrant issues. Black ones can’t discuss issues important to us. It’s horrendous. But they know going in wtf it is. Either you are down or you aint. She has other avenues to discuss race too is their whole thought. Not on their program unless it’s solicited by THEM is their outlook. She had been there long enough to know the climate. She tried it and lost sadly.

  • yelpforhelp

    ……..and for me, it was ALL wriiten by her.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I’m going to miss her. ?

  • yelpforhelp

    She typed it up and published it. So if it is a lie she said. We would be none the wiser concerning this mess, if she didn’t stir up her own sh^t.

  • yelpforhelp

    …but fight for it, why? Trust me Beyonce still has a job this morning.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    It’s still not political, and I don’t give a sh it that you think I can’t comprehend what’s going on. You’re a non-factor, but the point of all this, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. MHP was out of line and now faces the consequences. Rudy Giuliani calling for the boycott of beyonce still doesn’t translate into Beyonce’s connection with politics. MHP had a job to do, and she chose not to do it. Imagine you going to work and your boss tells you to smile when you’re taking ppls meal orders, but you don’t do it. That’s pretty much insubordination.. FYI..

  • Yada Yada and etc.

    I already know how you get down and I often enjoy the sarcastic and satirical humor that you inject into many of your posts about these celebrities…even when it comes to Beyonce. But in this case, referring to MHP as a Beyonce groupie and then trying to attribute this as the reason behind her losing her job, while neglecting the fact that there has been a long-standing feud between her and MSNBC is not reporting the news. The issue is so much bigger than just trying to ignite a discussion against Beyonce.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, maybe Melissa can get on the 2nd season of Next 15. #silverlining

    Warm weather in the A, I’m off to take the kiddies on a walk.

  • whitty hutton

    Thanks for the education. MHP will be sorely missed.

  • Dakota H

    If the white anchors can express how they feel then why people of color can’t do the same thing. It’s a double standard when it comes to what we do or say. This is exactly why we need our own black everything hell msnbc and fox are republican networks. I really liked Perry she was funny, smart, and interesting. We need our own black news networks just everything the only things of the black communities after segregation that survived are our black churches, funeral homes, barber and beauty shops. It’s a d*** shame how white people do other races they have no shame or sympathy whatsoever.

  • TheRealLee

    Follow the script or be canned. You don’t use other people’s platform to push your agenda. Oh wait, Bey did that too. She had every right, but not on somebody else’s stage while holding the general TV audience hostage. People could have tuned off but they would have missed the other performers. She can do that on tour all day long.

  • Dakota H

    And I don’t think this all about Beyoncé it’s called standing up in what you believe in. She isn’t a f***kin puppet like Stacey dash is!!! So I say msnbc can take a big heavy L! ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I had to do some independent research because…yeah…

    I read the the letter she wrote and it appears to me that she previously had editorial control over her show, or at the minimum, the illusion of editorial control. I don’t know if this is in any way related to her Formation coverage, and although I thought the segment was a waste of time, I commend anyone for standing up for what THEY believe in. Her use of the terms “mammy” and “token” lead me to believe that this was much bigger than Beyonce. And while MSNBC may have black anchors, I can’t think of any other MSNBC show with a black host. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. For some of us, simply being employed and visible is not enough.

    She’ll be fine and I wager that she is not bothered at all.

  • whitty hutton

    As much as this pains me, I agree with you on this point Sandra Rose. ???

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Enjoy

  • AJ

    No disrespect, Sandra, but I watched her 4 hours every weekend and she did her job very well! I think the execs at MSNBC are intimidated by her knowledge of the important issues. MSNBCs current format of “breaking news” all the time does not educate the public like MHP did. Networks just don’t believe in educating the public anymore. What did Trump say the other day, “I love poorly educated people”. So do a lot of people in control who fire those who speak out about it. #nerdland

  • Traci404

    This has been brewing for a while.
    msnbc Has done something similar to Joy ( the other black woman with a show)
    CABLE TV has taken this election and turned it into a CIRCUS for the ratings.
    ALL of their shows are now NON STOP election coverage.
    The TRUMP REALITY TV SHOW has become big business.

    Her show has been pre-empted for “election coverage” for the past 3 weeks.

  • rachel

    It’s simple. If I hire you, issue your paychecks and you refuse to do what I tell you to do, you’re fired. Simple.

    Melissa needs to get a reality check. What world is she living in?

  • Bam Bam

    Well Beyoncé used her platform to “shock” the world as if how dare she? However she isssssss BEYONCE, but MHP you will not buck on this MSNBC system. And she found out the hard way. She will bounce back but for right now she is sitting at home eating some ice cream on the couch like dang wth was i thinking?????

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Thank you for seeing right thru ms Harriet tubman’s hate for Beyonce. Ms Perry was clearly fired because of her long standing issue with her bosses; not because of Beyonce. But, leave it to Harriet Tubman to blame Beyonce for everything. I wonder if Beyonce took a shyt in her coffee or something. Her ugly a33 stays throwing bitter shade at B for no reason. Smh. ??

  • Li

    She was probably on her way out anyway. If you want to stay on TV you gotta play the TV games.

  • Li

    She was on her way out anyway. MSNBC is cleaning house.

  • Li

    There is so much “breaking news” and everybody knows the elections take precedent. MHP should have taken a sabbatical. See you after all the election nonsense is over….or better yet — asked to cover the primaries.

  • Li

    Nope, they wanted her gone. They’re cleaning house.

  • Li

    The beyonce song formation isn’t even a good song. Has anybody heard it recently on the radio?

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Ummm stop disrespecting the very prominent black leader Harriet Tubman and using her looks as some type of insult. Didn’t your fave just tell you about Jackson5 nostrils? You missed the message.

  • That’s Interesting

    IF this is true, she deserves to be fired. Is Beyonce gone pay her bills? Provide her with a show? I really had no opinion on her open letter, but I found it to be unprofessional. We need to be careful how, and to whom, we express our feelings to, especially regarding our JOBS. AT the end of the day, as it’s said, phuck your feelings. Sad, but true more often than not.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Lol I guess when you report the facts about America’s post-racial racist society, infophobic racists will pull the reverse racism card. You can be a member of the kkk and still wear a badge and not a single white journalist on a national news show will report that #bluewallofsilence You can give lead contaminated water to minorities #flint, and you can shoot them unarmed and blame the dead for not cooperating #tamirrice but you won’t call any of those degenerates racist probably because you identify with oppressing minorities and killing the messenger. Get well.

  • That’s Interesting

    Formation is cool but it’s not a Black history anthem! You cannot have a Black history anthem that says you phuck me good I’ll take you to Red Lobster!

  • whitty hutton

    We can agree to disagree without insulting the owner of the blog and one of our most prominent figures in Black history.

  • LeBrick James

    Very true. If the song has lyrics you wouldnt want your 10 yr old daughter singing, its definitely not a Black history anthem.

  • LeBrick James

    I’m not a fan of hers, but I kinda see her point though. She wanted to do the segment, but her bosses didnt want her to. She did he segment anyway, and they preempted her show with “breaking political news”, which could be seen as just a convenient way of them interrupting her show because they didnt like the fact that she was doing a segment on a racially charged topic.
    So she feels like if she cant speak on a controversial racial issue then she has no control over the content of her own show. Not sure I’m taking her side on this one, but I can definitely see where she’s coming from.

  • LeBrick James

    She has money, so she’d good. She can always go back to being a professor at Wake Forest, or wherever. She wont be unemployed for long.
    That’s the thing about having money. Every dollar you have gives you more freedom and more options, so you’re not a slave to a job if you feel your employer is doing you wrong. Thats the power of having money in the bank. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck you dont have that kind of power to just walk away when you want to .

  • Meme81

    I guess if Brian Williams wasn’t above reproach, she certainly wasn’t. The ‘news’ these days has an agenda and I guess she didn’t go along with the program.

  • LeBrick James

    A lot of these corporate bosses like to put a few black faces on tv and make is seem like they’re all about “diversity”.
    But it’s never an even playing field. The black folks they have on staff always seem to be at the bottom of the totem pole.

  • LeBrick James

    Brian Williams is a confirmed liar and totally broke the trust of his employers and his viewers back at NBC. If a black man on NBC did what Brian Williams did, he wouldnt have that MSNBC job today. But clearly somebody higher up wanted to make sure he ended up landing on his feet.

  • Meme81

    Agreed. They’re pretty much talking heads for the different political interests.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    I have learned to never attempt to have any sort of convo with Beyoncé stans that doesn’t praise her, because it will quickly turns into a vicious personal(even physical if possible)attack. MPH didn’t have to do the segment if it wasn’t green lighted. That was a great job she flushed. She could talk about bey new vid on her off days

  • LeBrick James

    The world of: “I really dont need this job to pay my bills and if these people want to play me like I’m their house negro I’ll just leave and go somewhere else… just cuz i can do that”.

    It’s a world I wish i lived in myself.

  • LeBrick James

    Something tells me she was tired of this gig anyway, and was looking to move onto something else.
    She might have just been trying to get fired, since she was in the last year of her contract anyway.

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    The owner of this blog loves throwing insults at others. So, she deserves to be insulted. #Sorrynotsorry

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Yes, Ms Tubman was a prominent black leader. But, she was hideous. The owner of this blogs favors her. # DEAL!

  • Well.well$well

    When in doubt, blame Beyoncé. Seriously though. This is the only place where I read her walking off set had anything to do with Formation. Most of the sites are saying she was pissed because her show was pushed back bc of election coverage…

  • http://theburningbush.disqus.com/ TheBurningBush

    check out “The Whitewashing of Black Pundits from Mainstream News Now That Obama’s Term Is Almost Over” on youtube and get the real non PC reason.

  • LadyE

    How stupid. So you want to stan to the point where you lose your job? Red lobster might need a spokeswoman. Maybe get some hot sauce and pour it on your head at home to get the Bey buzz out of your system. Ridiculous choice by Ms. Perry

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The news that Beyonce was the reason didn’t come out until Saturday. Regardless, that is no good reason for her to walk off her job.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Oh Sandra?

  • Well.well$well

    She tweeted days before they parted ways. She talked about feeling like she lost her show. She felt like the only reason they kept her show was to seem like they were diverse. She never mentioned Beyonce or Formation…MSNBC didn’t either…

  • the guest

    The issue is larger than but reflective of MHP and Beyoncé. Fear of the revolting biracial and high yellows. The once assumed palatable blacks are not falling in line and the white establishment is scared. When Obama leaves office, now more than ever, America’s so called color blindness will be based on “mentality” rather than color. The neo house negro will be “controllable”, which is no longer synonymous with and automatically mulatto. This is some complex isht going down at MSNBC and symbolic of a major shift in racial, color, and cultural paradigms.

    Look at this. A biracial new anchor was fired over advocating discussion on a high yellow pop star who made a black political statement. Near white is becoming the new angry dark skinned black and white people are afraid. Very afraid.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It’s a great reason to walk off. The media has realized that conservative news pulls in ratings. Whether people are for or against it, that train wreck/car wreck I can’t look away thing…Same thing that brings me here? GOP debates trend much higher than Democratic. So what if it’s mostly negative tweets, its more “popular”. Folks don’t understand that. Same with the Aaliyah movie. Indifference is the key. People talk big shït, yet tune in faithfully…So, yeah, if she wasn’t comfortable…Not all of us are submissive to massa? It’s not fair to compare a 9 to 5 to Hollywood. People phuck to get work in Hollywood. No experience required, no education…It’s not the same?? Your boss can’t send out a casting notice requiring applicants be White only, Hollywood can…Different ballgame…I walked off an entertainment gig. You gone tell me I was wrong? Unprofessional? I had no problem fûcking the EP, but once he involved stuffed animals…Shiiiid, I had never heard of no Plushophilia ish and wasn’t trying to hear about it either…Id reached my (although very low) moral limit..,Obviously Melissa reached hers as well, and I support this Sista??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “GOP debates trend much higher than Democratic. ”
    ————

    For one reason: Donald Trump. Hate him if you want, but Trump is the only one speaking to the issues that Americans care about. He’s the only one who isn’t acting like a politician right now. Americans know that politicians can’t be trusted.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “She tweeted days before they parted ways. She talked about feeling like she lost her show. ”
    ——————–

    That’s called insubordination. You never publicly criticize your employer. She was out of line, and now she’s out of a job.

  • Well.well$well

    I agree with you there. Youshouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you.(pays you)

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    *Speaking about things White folks and their sympathizers care about…

    Fear Brown skin. Fear the thought of your penile substitute being taken from you (gun). Savages with bigger genitalia than you are here to rape your wives, sisters, daughters…Same blue print many have used, and yes it works. You’re right, the candidate you’ve thrown your support behind is not talking like a politician Sandra, he’s talking like a grand dragon?? And he’s rallied all the dragonettes behind him. Nothing new…Obama rallied the same folks, inadvertently?? Yet, still won…Twice?? We’ll see the same results this go round…Much like the Anti Beyonce rally at the NFL, you conservatives are mostly just talk?? Scare tactics. The Young Turks did an excellent report on that?? All it’s going to do is motivate more folks to the polls, again?? Were no longer afraid. Kkk rally in Anaheim? We’ll show up to counter…Kkk rally at the NFL headquarters, we’ll show up to counter…Phukk yo flag, phukk yo Oscars! It’s a new day Sandra. Different era from when you grew up. Submission is no longer the answer…Ask the Chinese community?? Liang got thrown all the way under the bus…Now they’re even waking up…Uhhhh wi no a whryte likea dem??? #StayWoke??

  • southern

    This is also what I heard. But as a beloved poster used to say this Sandra cul-de-sac so she gets to disperse information the way she sees fit. So we deal.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??? Insubordiantion doesn’t exist in The entertainment industry…You know that, but whatever. Charlie Sheen nor Roberty Downey, nor a host of others would be stars if there was such a things as insubordination in entertainment…

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Damn. Thanks for the reminder, I be forgetting sometimes? Lemme stop and let Sandra dew what she dew?? Either deal or move on…Is what it tis…

  • Kilroy

    She ain’t hurting for that ishhy gig. Melissa’s gon’ be arright!

  • PussyGal0re

    Tamron is gorgeous

  • That’s Interesting

    I get that. Especially if she wanted to discuss the reaction to the video, but not the video.

  • the guest

    Everyone knows good college and corporate girls secretly love gangsters. Undercover rebelliousness.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Most of the blogs thought she walked off the show because her segment was pre-empted by election coverage. But as I noted in my post (that you apparently didn’t read), her viewers learned the real reason was the fight she had with her bosses over Beyonce. She walked off the set after they superimposed a box containing election results whilst she was speaking on her beloved Beyonce.

  • Put some Respeck on B.Sweet

    That’s sarcasm not what I believe

  • Milli Millz

    ????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Like most narcissists, Melissa thought she was above everyone else at MSNBC. All the other MSNBC shows were preempted for the election coverage. No one else complained but her.

  • TheRealLee

    It was not her platform. It was the NFL’s platform. They allow the artist to do their thing but it’s understood to not do things that will aggravate (Janet’s tit, MIA and her middle finger). You can expect the NFL to tell the performers to keep Sex, Politics, and Religion out of their half time show. She can do however she wants but use her own platform, as in, her tours. Same here. If your boss says we are discussing xyz especially in this medium, you have to. If you don’t want to don’t but find your own TV show/network. It’s that simple.

  • TheRealLee

    Very few hosts can do as they please like Anderson Cooper and Bill O’Reilly, and maybe that Lemon guy. She didn’t get the memo she is not at their level.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Common looks goot!!!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Charlie Sheen had money, so did RDJ. they could afford any backlash because they would’ve been able to supplement their income doing something else. MHP and her husband apparently owe thousands of dollars in taxes. You cannot be broke and try to act out of pocket, especially publically. With social media platforms nowadays, ppl don’t know how to stfu and deal with private issues, privately..

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    And she spun it into something racist which is what some blacks like to turn too when they don’t get their way. Adults acting like Big as s babies..

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Wait. Insubordination doesn’t occur in the entertainment insustry. Who are you saying is the entertainer? MPH up top?

  • Lovelove

    Yeah…I knew of one of the guys she ran with.

  • Lovelove

    Yep….Asa is who I was thinking of.

  • Monday

    I wouldn’t loose my job over Beyonce, family or not. Beyonce wouldn’t do that for me….

  • Monday

    Nor Beyonce did a black panther stance. I’ve seen the crowd pics of the Superbowl. LGBT rainbow love everywhere.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m not feeling the orderly shoes ??

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Charlie and Robert have been acting the fool since the 80’s. Those are just 2 of thousands that do. I’m just saying entertainment is different. You can’t say oh your boss this,,, if I did then my boss would…Its different. Kramer is still working…With the same bosses who’s financial empire he put in jeopardy…Its different…Chanda brought Izaiah back…Its different…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Ran with” is past tense. I heard she’s dating an anchorman.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Sure it occurs. You can’t compare it to other jobs. It’s different. I got a back massage, mani/pedi, unlimited amount of free food, and got to see my coworker nude during my last entertainment job. No joke. How about you? Whens the last time you watched your coworker have makeup sprayed onto their boobies so that they looked perfect in hidef…Its different…insubordination? I watched a director call a grip a stupid fûcking retard…In front of 200plus of his coworkers…Could your boss do that? Hell naw…Its different…

  • Faithz

    What in the he!! is wrong with Melissa, have she lost her dang mind. Beyonce isn’t thinking about her, stanning for a person who would not spit on her if she was on Fiyah, how silly can one be.

  • Faithz

    I heard that.

  • Canary Red™

    You better dig – speak!
    #root

  • Faithz

    That is what REV Al is there for. Until ,Melissa whom I respect has her own Network , she has to follow the Rules.

  • Faithz

    Preach the word, and I will get the Collection plate passed around the church Sandra…..Thanks for the truth, these people will always try to Kill Common Sense with their Foolishness, You Nailed a Home Run!!

  • Lovelove

    And I meant in the past. During her Chicago days. Good for her if she’s dating a man in her field. I actually like Tamron.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Working on a p0rn set doesn’t exactly compare with a cable news network.

  • Faithz

    Sandra was and is right Melissa should have obeyed the Rules, I don’t care how long (Melissa) have been feuding with the Network . If they had been after Melissa for a long time, that is all the more reason she should have did what she was told, and we know she didn’t follow Orders because Tamar had to fill in with the Election News.
    PS
    When your hands are in the Lions mouth, You have to thread the waters very Carefully because you can get your hands bitten off, Just like Melissa has done.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Then why bring up her long forgotten past?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Chris started right away immechedly with the jokes. Fight the power was a good choice too.

  • Faithz

    Great Comment, and Beyonce don’t even know how to SPELL POLITICS THAT H E F F A I S ALL ABOUT HER OWN DANG SELF, SHE DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE LOOK AT WHO YOU SEE AROUND HER , AND WHO SHE AND HER Camel hires and have on their payrolls….MOST OF THE TIME!

  • Faithz

    FleaBag hush.

  • Faithz

    Just because you FleaBags bows down to beyonce bu tt
    doesn’t mean that others has too.

  • Lovelove

    Because I wanted to.

  • Angela Flowers

    Hopefully it’s not Lawrence O’Donnell…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Chris Rock is extremely boring. He will fit right in with that #OscarSoWhite crowd. #NotWatching

  • Angela Flowers

    Lol.

  • Faithz

    School that FleaBag, and thanks ahead of time. Beyonce Fans think they own the air people breath, and their though process, they are all blind and can’t see because they are the Beyonce PR
    Team, and FleaBag Fans, , out to get anybody who speaks up with the truth, and facts, about that shake dancer…Less see what Beyonce will do to help Melissa Since she’s supposed to be trying to all of a sudden realize that there ARE OTHER BLACKS IN THE WORLD BESIDE HER AND HER FAMILY….

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Ha!? You’re right. Porn actors are much more logical than those working cable news. They aren’t spousal abusers like Oriley, drug addicts like Limbaugh…They own their truth. Non judge mental. Not hypocritical. Shunning gays in public, yet visiting glory holes in private?? They own their truths. I’ll never forget Limbaugh calling Whitney a crackhead. The irony? You and your republican heroes wear those Tamir Rice goggles with pride. Even when you know you’re wrong. No matter what, that baby, that little boy, was a 45 year old (in appearance) thug who got what he deserved. This is a Black woman who isn’t related to Tip, so she’s wrong, no matter what. I see you? But as someone kindly reminded me. This yo Ship! I’m just one of the semenzes…

  • Faithz

    Yea tell that FleaBag.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    He told some truths tonight and stepped on some toes lol.

  • Faithz

    Preach and as we can see there are FleaBags in the Building, let Me get the RAID.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I’ve actually worked in two newsrooms. SO yes. I’ve gotten cussed the entire **** out. Me and 95 others. I’m talking about sometimes 3-4 times a day. I also used to personally answer the corrections phone line. Where the public can call and basically tell us how much of a fukk up we are. So both. Internal and external abuse. Just so has it the Publisher /President (top of the food chain in print. Over everyone. Advertising. HR. News. Circulation. Digital Media) is a brotha. He’s the one who has personally ordered and delivered many a cuss down.

    All of this to say? News is not entertainment. These folks got 2-3 degrees, and get treated like fugging dirt. They do it bc somebody has to. Not for anyone’s entertainment.

  • Faithz

    I heard that but Baddiebey is one of the worst of the worst Deranged Worthless as Flea Bag Maggots. In Fact that LowLife will run in from of a speeding train for Beyonce, Knowing that the shake dancer would not sp it on their as if they was on fiyah.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Goo Goo styled these two. They look nice

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I’ve actually worked in two newsrooms. SO yes. I’ve gotten cussed the entire fukk out. Me and 95 others. I’m talking about sometimes 3-4 times a day. I also used to personally answer the corrections phone line. Where the public can call and basically tell us how much of a fukk up we are. So both. Internal and external abuse. Just so has it the Publisher /President (top of the food chain in print. Over everyone. Advertising. HR. News. Circulation. Digital Media) is a brotha. He’s the one who has personally ordered and delivered many a cuss down.

    All of this to say? News is not entertainment. These folks got 2-3 degrees, and get treated like fugging dirt. They do it bc somebody has to. Not for anyone’s entertainment.

  • Faithz

    Stay bitter FleaBag, like you always do over there at b o s s ip.

  • Faithz

    THANK YOU FOR THAT FACT….

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The job of a news personality is to read the news. People like Melissa Harris-Perry believe what they have to say takes priority over the news. News outlets should stop taking their news from social media. MSNBC is shifting away from that foolishness. I’m sick of seeing stories on legitimate news sites taken from tweets and Instagram posts. It’s ridiculous.

  • Faithz

    Well Melissa whom I respect and watch need to realize that you have to do what is asked of you. Yes she did a great Job, but as we can all see she did something that was not appreciated, and the Fact that she had been in to it with the Network is all the reason why she should have followed the Rules.
    ps
    When you feel that there are Snakes in the water, You thread the Water very cautiously.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I would disagree. News is definately entertainment. Especially cable news. MHP is a registered memeber of sagaftra, she’s an entertainer. I bet you her agent/manager contact info are available through IMDb…Al that screams entertainment…

  • Faithz

    Exactly.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s not what I meant and you know it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sagaftra?

  • Faithz

    You are right about that Sandra. And if Tamron and Joy are hanging in there, then Melissa should have been able to do so as well.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    She’s also a registered member of NABJ. National Association of Black Journalists. Her journalistic background overshadows greatly any entertainment aspect percieved.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    If she is an entertainer, that makes Beyonce her colleague?

  • nicelyput32

    Did Will Smith really make $20 million for Wild Wild West??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She was argumentative and obnoxious. Constantly injecting herself into the news like a typical narcissist. She announced publicly that she was boycotting her own show. As soon as MSNBC called her bluff she backpedaled, writing : “I love our show. I want it back.” Well she sure didn’t act like she loved her show. She got too big for her britches.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Her job as an anchor isn’t just to read Sandra. Now don’t go there. She is able to pitch and write and research her stories and deliver them to an audience. She does answer to a higher level tho. Even with some control over some of it, she STILL has an editor and over that person is the Director of News .

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Not necessarily. Just as the producers of her show aren’t her colleagues…Then again, maybe they are?? Carlos King likes to make his employees his colleagues as well…Welcome to Hollywood where everything is different, and nothing makes sense?? NeNe Leakes wouldn’t be putting her hand in my face if I was her EP, but, he likes it…There are no rules…

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    It’s like a burpee, only your core muscle is not involved?

  • lil goodie

    That’s what she gets. .f..cking dummy..

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I’m sorry. I disagree. Everyone ain’t able to do news babe. If that’s case anyone without a degree in English, Journalism, or Communications, (and even that is a stretch as even the Communications majors arent taken as serious), could step right up

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s funny. I thought her producer pitches, writes and researches her stories.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Only 7

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Ohhhhhh by no means am I implying that. Noooooo. Anyone could be a weather girl/guy…But, by no means am I implying that? I can’t go back and read because SR won’t load…Maybe I’m blocked.idk, but that ain’t my message, ashy!!! Bye, I have something to get ready for…9 n a half?? I can’t wait??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    We don’t know specifics of her contract. Believe me I have looked. I think with her chops? She researched and wrote some of her own. And asked for the right to do it. MHP resume is the entire chit. She is the real deal. Not many black women get as far as she has in the industry.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    …..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Go on and back dat a– up. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Too bad her impressive resume didn’t give her much common sense. She should’ve known Beyonce isn’t bigger than the presidential elections.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Sounds like others have said, this is much more than Bey perhaps for her. And it ain’t end of world for her either. She didnt have long left at MSNBC far as contract. Maybe she was tired. Who knows. Plenty of folks give their an employer a fugg yall on the way out. I’m confused by whole thing.

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    I liked her show.

  • Faithz

    Exactly now she know that Business is Business, and she has thrown her Job away like she don’t care. Thanks for that Sandra, You are on point as always. Especially when people with working brains know that Beyoncé is all about herself and nobody else. Melissa just throwed her Job away, that is plain stupiid, on her part.

  • Faithz

    Melissa helped to speed her time up, it seem.

  • nicelyput32

    Okay

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    They gave zero nada zilch 0 fuggs about Stacey ??? well deserved too. Sam Smith looks different.

  • Junkanoo

    The world is filled with educated fools ……where is her head at Beyonce wasn’t signing her checks ,foolishness

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    “She is the real deal.”
    She really is. I enjoyed listening to her guest commentaries during the 2008 election cycle. I thought I would enjoy her show also, but something seemed off. IMO she seemed uncomfortable. Melissa Harris Perry and MSNBC were not a good fit.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Oop

  • It’s Taurus Season

    This lady gonna have a job as soon as she decides she needs one. She can work privately in academia once more. Don’t do that man.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I like the design at the bottom of the blue dress. Pretty blue color and tailored to her well. This one of Whoopi’s better Oscars looks.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    even that is a stretch as even the Communications majors arent taken as serious
    ———–
    Why is that? That wasn’t an available major at my school so I don’t know the particulars of it, but I would imagine it would teach you how to communication information effectively and would be an asset. I guess I need to go Google…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THE HIVE OUT HERE LOSING JOBS OVER HOMEGIRL THO…IS SHE CHIPPING IN ON THE BILLS???

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Mass Communications generally indicates your ass can’t write yourself out of a paper bag as the saying goes. Journalists and English majors can wriiiite. Which was is how I know this lady is the bomb. She’s not just reporting. She has a deep cache of bylines too. She’s a fire ass writer. Mass Communications means sometimes maybe that writing isn’t your passion. You just do it sometimes and just enough to get by.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    When you think you’re bigger and better than the ones signing your paychecks, you’d better be in a position to sign your own paychecks, like Oprah.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Communications people are sometimes also more of what I guess what Bren was saying…news entertainment. Wendy Williams and Ellen DeGeneres, Terrence J. too I do believe are communications majors. See what I mean?

    Different league as REAL journalists. This debate is had all the time when they get drunk. Chit be funny. Your ass was too ugly to be on the news, so you ended up on radio lol. Or you couldn’t be neutral enough to report. Your ass ended up a copy editor. It be hilarity.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes it is

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I’ve been told right here on this blog, quit my job to stand up for what I believe in. Bankin on fleek or nah. Sometimes just do it. ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ahhhh…the examples put it all in perspective. Definitely understand now.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Yep. Ms. Winfrey a communications major. But she did get big til when? Color Purple. Then the show blew UP. Her star skyrocketed. Endorsements etc. And I and a lot of others also don’t believe for a second that is her writing shit in that magazine. When it came out Oprah was doing print? News journalists were like?????

    Gn.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Gaga got the audience in tears….

  • Genia W-m

    Folks sacrificing a job for a Beyoncé discussion? Seriously? Beyoncé is a performer. An entertainer who is also a chameleon when its time to be popular. Even her own father said she leaked those fake separation and divorce stories before the tour she did with Jay Z to increase ticket sales–like other celebs do before dropping a cd. The half time show was good but I surely didn’t take it that seriously! Show me a solid, national program that’s helping kids and/or adults, parents, somebody and perhaps I’ll take her seriously.

  • Genia W-m

    Right. Ridiculous!! I think MP got more into the message than what Beyoncé represented. She said she only wanted people to feel proud of themselves yet I’ve read all kinds of personal reviews of that show with reporters and blogs offering their own take on it which it was not.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    “This is the 88th Academy Awards. So this whole ‘no black nominees’ thing has happened at least 71 other times.” Chris Rock said black Americans didn’t make a fuss about it back then because they had more important things to worry about. “We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.”

  • Genia W-m

    Right. I’ve been told to do things at jobs that I did not want to do but I had to do them anyway. Some of these posters act as if they would go into their offices doing what they want to do when they would be handed a pink slip, have their desk items packed in a box and shown the door.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    When he said Grandma was hanging on a tree….

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Leo finally after 479589 nominations

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Racist honkey trash. Thank you for making it so easy to spot your ofay Kracker a$$.

  • Fendi

    I can’t with these write-ups. And I pity anyone who believes Melissa lost her job being Beyhive. Carry on.

  • Fendi

    Welp…

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Sis tell Tyrese to give you coinage

  • stanhope

    grammar!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That Blue is gorgeous ….. I love the detail at the bottom ….. yasss

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah those shoes is throwing me lololo hey gal <3

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Hey boo <3 ….so glad to see your font

  • Empress

    You are so right! Red bone are pissed! They are being shifted and instead of being “Stacey Dash” about it they are going full on Harriet Tubman. They out here wit cornrows and ish talk trash about they whyte momma or daddy wit no flucks to give. Same thing is going on with white women now that trans white women are slowly replacing them in marketing and high placed jobs that used to be the white woman slots. So now the hierarchy is White man, trans white woman, white woman.

  • Jusstlookn

    Read her tweet she walked off. Shrugd

    News Announcement….Dear Blacks we do not have control, we cant do this, act like we running a show, on their network. Did she see how they did poor ROLAND MARTIN. The just let him back on primetime as a Guest. Barack is out.

    Clinton and Trump are thr nominees Period. whether you like it or not

    if u love your freemdom. Vote Dem.

    #My opinioion
    TRUTH

  • Jusstlookn

    Does his mouth look crooked, like he had a mini stroke?

  • Jusstlookn

    Watched the opening. He came out Fight the power, Public Enemy. His monolouge was great. He was dead on, and shaded Jada….

  • Jusstlookn

    The best side by side wolud be of sidney dimpson and her. Go do the art ctopping and come back.

  • Jusstlookn

    Chile that was not from you sister friend home girl. I need insurance and some more. Hate when people say that bs, cause my grandparents stood up, but the held down jobs. My father did sit ins but went college, army…..but folks got fa uhh leees and not millions in trust funds and Ira’s to do this…take a stand and loose all of your things. Puuuuuuleeeeze

  • Jusstlookn

    Hey mama….check device

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Soooo who watched the Oscars?

  • Jusstlookn

    Watched Chris monoluge, then I went to bed. You?

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I really dgaf about this

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    Happy Monday!
    So um Kesh Coldsore having Bow wow Jr?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Nah, I don’t normally watch so I definitely would not have chosen last night to watch…but I will YT it, if it is worth it.

  • Willette Capers

    She is a tenured professor at Wake Forest University. I think she will be ok.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    GM…New Post

  • LeBrick James

    That negro just looks evil.

    Thank God the son was able to escape.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LOL BUT NOT OVER AN ENTERTAINER THO…MAYBE I JUST HAVEN’T FOUND THE RIGHT CAUSE YET!

  • Amel

    When you have a job and a boss, you dont get to decide what work you’re gonna do. She was told what to report on and didn’t want to listen. She should lose her job.

  • TDW

    The MHP show has a voice and representation that is seen NOWHERE else on cable news. That is why she did not want to do election coverage. I know in order to get readers you want people to believe this was about Beyonce’, but if you actually watched that episode only 20 minutes or so of a 2 hour program was used to discuss Beyonce’. Her issue was she felt (whether right or wrong) that her voice was being taken away and her viewers turned away by being forced to listen to this same mundane election coverage that is on every other channel 24 hours a day.

  • LeBrick James

    She seemed like she wasnt 100% wrapped too tight anyway, so I dont really care that much.
    #byemelissa

  • Xsjado

    In the words of Fred Sanford: YOU BIG DUMMY.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    You know I did?? it wasn’t red lobster worthy, but good enough to hold me over for the next few weeks???

  • That’s Interesting

    This is how I also feel about her. Sorry, just not a fan. Tamron keeps it 100 as a Black woman, but she also acts like she has some damn sense. Serious news is not for Melissa Harris Perry. She should try The View. She would be a perfect fit!

  • Layla Leone

    People need to stop thinking that these ‘celebrities’ are they friends. Beyonce don’t give af about yu boo. Take that ass to work.

  • LeBrick James

    Whoopi’s picking up some weight, I see.

  • Calikush

    Yes, I’ve heard it on the radio….. And I turn it every time! That song is hot garbage! Her music has no substance! ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She’s always so covered up so I can’t tell. She looks nice though.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I used to truly enjoy watching the MHP show, but Auntie I must admit….her “liking” with Mrs. Cater in some cases was a bit much. MHP, would attempt to incorporate Beyoncé in discussions that were not relevant to one another…none the less MHP is an outstanding political journalist. ??

  • Calikush

    Exactly! ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If you’ve been watching MSNBC over the past year they have been leaning rightward and they downsized Rev. Al from a daily one hour show to a two hour early Sunday morning show.
    They have been screwing with MHP for a while and she saw the writing on the wall.

  • Phillybruh

    This was more to do with them pre-empting her show for 3 straight weeks. I did read where she wanted to discuss the Fall out from the superbowl around formation and was allowed to do so. I’m just tired of the election cycle and when good informative shows like MHP get sidelined. Every day doesn’t have to be the election.

  • TOO REAL

    Please all these people are doing is taking money out of their pockets and putting more into a person’s pockets who could give less than a damn about them (bey.)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Those may have been the only shoes he could find in his size–I’ve heard he has really big feet. *wink*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know by now that Sandra takes liberties with her journalism.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That was just their passive-aggressive way of pushing her out of the door.

    If you look at the overall direction of the network (expanding Morning Joe from three hours to four) and ending most of the liberal leaning late afternoon/evening shows like The Ed Show and Rev. Al it was only a matter of time that MHP show was headed toward the dumpster.

    It’s as if MSNBC’s parent company NBC is cheerleading for a GOP win in November.

  • Faithz

    That’s what I am talking about…School
    that Maggot.

  • Phillybruh

    You would think they were rooting for it. Its the Trump channel everything he does and says they try and break down. I’m wondering how long Rachel Maddow has left.

  • Thatgirljd

    good point…she might be really good on the View

  • JerseyMom

    Nerdland was not my cup of tea anyways. I didn’t like the host or the show.

    Journalist/Professor Mulatto played her race card and now she is out of a show. *shrugs* Next!

  • Sheyonce

    I’m so confused by this post. This can’t be a real life. Leaving now…

  • E Love

    …and each other.

  • Shana

    I agree with you. MHP stays in Beyonces butt too much, when she should stay on task and report the news. She was already pushing it when she plays her race cards like she does. Let’s just call it what it is – MHP will make a chocolate twinkie and a golden twinkie a race issue if you let her #overkill

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m for the black women.

  • barbeez

    I was in journalism for many years…and it’s not the place to rock the boat if you want to keep your job. Tamron Hall is a journalist first. There are professional and delicate ways to cover racial issues. The clock was ticking on Melissa Harris-Perry. She is a radical who happened to land a TV show…not a journalist. In fact, she’s a professor who has a long list of enemies. She seems to be her own worst enemy.

  • Saywhatnow?

    I’m with RD what the hell did she do? Nothing! Never have never will but gyrate and grind like she always have done, sorry but Beyonce isn’t risking anything for the cause or struggle. To include her in a political conversation is just as bad as Guilliani making it about hating on the police. Hell those wack a55 lyrics tells you she wasn’t thinking about no body but her Creole heritage and Jay Z…she said noting political! No wonder she releases videos with songs I see she fool so many folks with her mixed messages.

  • Guest who

    Exactly she was fired because she is a beehive stan. You notice how Beyoncé is no where to be found for a comment. Nor is she posting anything to support Melissa’s view of the performance. That’s why the whole black power trip she is doing now is to get people to buy those overpriced tickets to see the same type of show AGAIN.

  • Twinetta Mitchell

    Bingo!

  • Baron

    MHP is what every black woman should aspire to be – brilliant, vocal, strong and beautiful. She will find another job when she is ready. She is well known in academia.

  • Audrey Nauden

    Bey can hire her to b a back up DANCER.

  • Audrey Nauden

    Hello

  • Bayou Classic

    Melissa stays in trouble with that Network. She needs to go work for TV One Centric or BET if she wants that much freedom to talk shat.

  • southern

    I READ it I just happen to not belee it. Haven’t you told us not to believe everything we read in the blogs. Luh you. Muah

  • Helen A. Jenkins

    Loosing MHP show, in my opinion, is really a lost to all of us. I was so glad when I saw that she was getting her own show! Her show added diversity and individual focus in a way no other show did on MSNBC. I always felt informed, challenged and educated when it comes to diversity by someone who was direct, honest about her view and caring in the process when she highlighter various folks who she thought were making a contribution to others. I will miss her and am sorry MSNBC has made this choice. I believe that the issues could have been resolved and all parties could have move forward with respect and dignity.

  • Traci404

    Research the Holding Company That owns Tidal Streaming

    The Name is Black Panther