MHP   |  February 16, 2014

How to join the Nerdland Scholar Challenge

Joy Reid shares all the details on how you can participate in the first ever four-week online Nerdland Scholar Challenge.

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>>> if you watched the show yesterday, or if you follow melissa harris-perry on twitter, and you should, you may already know the exciting news that on valentine's day, melissa and her husband james welcomed a new member of their family. hey, baby girl perry. she will be on maternity leave for the next few weeks while she and their family welcome their new daughter into their world, but even though she won't be here hosting nerd land, she's going to stay involved with you and the show. as part of the first ever nerd land scholar challenge. one thing, the thing that we are calling the mother of all politics. melissa will be leading this four-week online challenge, which will investigate how motherhood is tied to our nation's politics. she'll take you to women's enfranchisement, to wendy davis , to deep dives of citizenship, parenthood, and politics. sign up now and you'll get to discuss the issues with mhp on our challenge group on msnbc.com and yes, there will be homework. you can reserve your spot in the challenge right now by going to the show's website, mhpshow.com. thank you so much for joining us. melissa , well wishes to your family as you guys start your new chapter. melissa knows that sometimes folks may want to be generous and send gifts, but she asks instead of sending anything to her family, please consider donating to a local organization instead, like the diaper bank of north carolina . you might remember that organization from our previous foot soldier