Melissa Harris-Perry Melissa Harris-Perry

Cheers to a rising star on the political scene: Melissa Harris-Perry.

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The Tulane University poli-sci professor, whose weekend-morning talk show will debut on MSNBC next month, held her own as a guest on The Colbert Report last night. She's smart enough to know not to try and be funnier than Stephen.

A frequent guest host on The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell, Harris-Perry has a new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America. Like her fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Harris-Perry shatters stereotypes all by herself.

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