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If you’ve ever been a child, at an event, waiting for your parents to show up, you know how important it is for them to be there. It is with this fact in mind that California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Democrat from Los Angeles, proposed that employees get three, paid days off each year to attend their children’s school activities. KTLA reports that in a news release from last week, Gatto said, “Being involved in your child’s education shouldn’t be limited by your family’s income, and it shouldn’t come down to a choice between meeting with a teacher or volunteering in the classroom, versus paying the bills.” Currently, parents, grandparents and guardians can take up to five, unpaid days for school-related activities and emergencies without losing their job. Gatto’s legislation wants to compensate employees for those days…

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Fighting For Us: Now There’s A Congressional Caucus For Black Women And Girls

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The Black Lives Matter movement has taken center stage in the public discourse. But more often than not, that conversation doesn’t include Black women. And with Black girls being disproportionately disciplined and suspended, rapes going un-prosecuted, the murders of Black trans women, and the mistreatment we experience at the hands of Black men, we need someone to fight for us. So, we were very happy to learn that, according to the Huffington Post, three Black women made history on Tuesday when they announced the launch of the first and only Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) sent a press release confirming the news. The press release said the group was founded to create public policy that “eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by black women…”

[MadameNoire]

J. Cole Named Headliner For Lollapalooza 2016

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J.Cole has enjoyed a good run in 2016 thus far with his Dreamville camp making moves, but his star is continuing to rise as well. The Fayetteville, N.C. rapper was named as one of the headliner’s for this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, J.Cole joins fellow headliners Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD System on the main stages. The festival, which begins on July 28, will be held in the Windy City’s Grant Park. From the Tribune: Also, among the 170 bands and artists scheduled to play on eight stages as Lollapalooza marks its 25th anniversary with the first four-day festival in its history are Lana Del Rey, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer and Disclosure.

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