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Joining other celebrities vowing to help those recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Solange has announced a benefit concert to raise money for Houstonians in need.

“I will be doing a special ‘Orions Rise’ show in Boston, and ALL proceeds will go towards Hurricane Harvey Relief,” she announced on Wednesday. “I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”

On Monday, Beyoncé announced plans to help her hometown via her philanthropic effort, BeyGOOD.

Big Facts

Despite pushback from Italian-American civic groups—who felt removing the holiday would erase their heritage—the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.

“On behalf of the Italian community, we want to celebrate with you,” said Ann Potenza, president of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, said to Native American activists. “We just don’t want it to be at the expense of Columbus Day.”

The day will remain a paid holiday according to The Los Angeles Times.

Big Lies

On Wednesday night, Trump shared a recent speech in which he addressed the devastation happening in Texas. And he seems to be proud of his response so far, regardless of how negligent it’s been.

“First responders have been doing heroic work,” he said. “Their courage & devotion has saved countless lives – they represent the very best of America!” Earlier that day, Trump sent out a tweet to the storm victims stating his “heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!”

Easy to say for the president who has yet to actually visit them. Instead, he held another campaign-style rally. Will he ever get it?

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