Debt incurred by prisoners can create a staggering barrier to establishing financial security after being released--and in many cases, can force individuals back into prison for failure to pay. Full story
The women roofers of North Carolina say roofing is a “great way to get out frustration,” and in the process they have re-roofed more than 60 homes in North Carolina, and a handful in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.
A report this week from the TheGrio.com tells the story of the specifically gendered experience of shame born by women who are victimized by the NYPD's stop and frisk policy. Melissa Harris-Perry’s panel discusses.
Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the interactive game at the new Bush Library where the former president’s legacy on Hurricane Katrina is shown in a not-so-truthful light.
Wayne Slater and David Corn share details about George W. Bush's new presidential library and discuss whether some of its features stand as an attempt to rewrite history.
Wendell Pierce talks to MSNBC's Craig Melvin about his work on food deserts and helping neighborhoods in New Orleans.
A view of the Houston Astrodome with about 2,000 evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in this September 11, 2005 handout photo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced reduction of over a billion dollars in FEMA's Disaster Relief fund, resulting in the agency having to restrict h
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his attorney Robert Jenkins arrive at court in New Orleans February 20, 2013. A federal grand jury in January charged Nagin, who as mayor denounced the federal government response to Hurricane Katrina, with 21 counts of public corruption including receiving th
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at court in New Orleans February 20, 2013. A federal grand jury in January charged Nagin, who as mayor denounced the federal government response to Hurricane Katrina, with 21 counts of public corruption including receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks
Rain falls outside a federal courthouse as New Orleans police officers convicted in the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge and a subsequent cover-up after Hurricane Katrina, await sentencing in New Orleans in this file photo dated April 4, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner