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The Black Women’s Equal Pay Machine

As a co-creator of the inaugural Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Clock Out & Rally event, held July 28, 2015 in the Georgia State Capitol, I wanted people to know that it’s time for change. I want to switch the nation’s focus

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Lead On Leave: Come on, America

Earlier this week I attended “Lead on Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America” at the Atlanta City Hall. The event was a moderated conversation with Mayor Kasim Reed and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett about the benefits and necessity of paid leave and equal pay.

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A Field Trip for Healthy Families

On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, four women from 9to5 Georgia met with Republican US Senator Isakson’s aide, Ryan Pelfrey. We had heard that Senator Isakson had cosponsored Senator Murray’s paid sick days amendment to the budget bill, and we wanted to meet with him to ask him to take one step further and cosponsor the Healthy Families Act.

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9to5 Op-Ed: From Prison to Public Service

Ban the Box initiatives are one step toward breaking the cycle of incarceration.

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Equal Pay Day and #BetterHaveMyMoney campaign

As I began to draft a blog post on Equal Pay Day the new Rhianna song “ Bitch Better Have My Money” began playing on my Pandora station. Equal Pay Day is the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. I immediately found myself nodding to the Kanye West-produced track and loving the sound of Rhianna’s Bajan accent screaming over the huge beat. By the time the chorus came through my speakers I was beginning to feel guilty for enjoying the song so much.

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Member Blog: The Greatest Accomplishment

This is the greatest accomplishment of my life. All my life I have been in and out of the system and being told “No” when it came to trying to obtain employment.

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