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Hardball with Chris Matthews: US Race Relations At Decade Low

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According to a new NBC Wall Street Journal poll, race relations are the worst they’ve been in the United States in almost two decades. Tonight’s Hardball Roundtable,  Michelle D. Bernard, David Corn, and Jonathan Allen join Chris Matthews to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 17, 2014

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: Ferguson through the Lens of Racial Inequity

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The Michael Brown case has exposed deep and profound wounds in a community that – for generations – has battled racial inequity, harassment, and prejudice. Michelle Bernard,  Joshua Debois,  Val Demings and Amanda Sakuma join to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date: November 24, 2014

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: The Life and Complicated Legacy of Marion Barry

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In a career that spanned four decades in D.C. politics– including four terms as Mayor, four terms representing Ward 8 on the DC Council, and six months in federal prison– Marion Barry was the city’s most recognizable and most polarizing public figure. Barry died this weekend at age 78. Kojo, Michelle D. Bernard, former chairperson […]

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Essence Magazine: Game Changers and Rising Stars: The Power List 2014

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In creating this year’s Power List, Essence magazine named Michelle Bernard as a “Rising Star.”  In creating this years list, Essence magazine “set out to identify the trendsetters, heavy hitters, rainmakers and moguls who are directing the action and setting new courses in their respective fields. To do that … [they] interviewed industry insiders, researched […]

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The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU and NPR: Update On Civil Rights Protests In Ferguson, Mo., And Their Political Implications

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It’s been two months since a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed, African-American teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury is considering whether to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson. And last week, an off-duty police officer fatally shot a black teenager in the Shaw neighborhood of Saint Louis. This past weekend, […]

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The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU and NPR: Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

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The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL’s tax benefits. Guests Michelle Bernard, president, the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy; author of “Moving America Toward Justice, The […]

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: A ‘devastating’ verdict for Bob McDonnell

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In a significant rebuke to politicians who abuse their power, a jury in Virginia found the state’s former governor Bob McDonnell guilty of a series of felonies that could keep the couple in prison for the rest of their lives. NBC’s Pete Williams reports and Chris Matthews discusses with Michelle Bernard and Robert McCartney. VIDEO […]

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: Jury instruction too broad in McDonnell Case?

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Michelle Bernard and Robert McCartney discuss if the jury instructions given by the judge were too broad in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  September 3, 2014

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: McDonnell on the Witness Stand

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Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial continued today with the former Governor spending the day on the witness stand. Michelle Bernard and Paul Singer joins Chris Matthews to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  August 21, 2014

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