News you can relate to

Some stories that caught our eye this week:

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15 Inspiring Grad Caps That Honor The Sacrifices Of Immigrant Parents “For every time I was told I couldn’t…For the huge obstacles my parents and I had to overcome to get to this moment. For the many times I had to prove myself to others. For the times I had to “earned my way into spaces not meant for me”.

4.2 Million Salaried Workers Will Soon Be Eligible For Overtime Pay “Our whole mission here is about strengthening and growing the middle class. In order to do that, we need to ensure that middle class jobs pay middle class wages.”

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re An Oscar Winner “I am ashamed that I hesitated for a moment to speak out against the selection of Woody Allen’s latest film, Café Society, to make its North American premiere as the Opening Night Film of our much beloved Seattle International Film Festival. I guess I didn’t want to offend the people I consider friends and colleagues at our hometown film festival. But then I realized that this very type of rationalizing is what helps fuel rape culture in America.”

News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

I always love buying Real Change, but I’m even more excited than usual about the newest issue, which features  a story about our project that helps domestic violence survivors avoid homelessness.

Fear of death or injury can keep many women in abusive relationships, but for Latina women in particular there is an added fear: deportation.

Most media coverage leads you to believe that abortion evenly splits the nation. But it turns out that pollsters just aren’t asking the right questions.