NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC are parting ways.

A spokesperson for the network confirmed Sunday that Harris-Perry will not be returning to the weekend discussion show she has hosted since 2012.

She was scheduled to appear this Saturday and Sunday in the regular two-hour slot from 10 a.m. to noon. But Harris-Perry announced several days ago that she would not show up.

She said that was her response to MSNBC’s pre-emption of the program for most of February in favor of heavier coverage of presidential politics.

Harris-Perry, who is black, has focused on race and gender as well as politics on her “Melissa Harris-Perry” show.

In an email to her staff that was also posted on her Twitter page, she said the show was pre-empted “without comment or discussion or notice.”

“I will not be used as a tool for [management’s] purposes,” she wrote to her staff. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I love our show, I want it back.”
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“I will not be used as a tool for [management’s] purposes,” she wrote to her staff. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I love our show, I want it back.”

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