In the nation’s capital, a black woman makes 51 cents for every dollar a white man makes.
The lost cents add up over every paycheck and every year of a woman’s life. Over the course of a 40-year career, a black woman in the District is estimated to lose $1.98 million because of the wage gap, according to an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center. That means a black woman would need to work until age 98 to make what a white man made by age 60. Continue reading at The Washington Post
Lululemon has stopped selling their “namastay put” and “mula bandhawear” underwear lines, in part thanks to a woman named Nani Vishwanath.
As Vishwanath, who has long been involved in grass roots activism in Seattle, watched companies embrace the growing Black Lives Matter movement alongside industry-wide calls for diversity, she grew concerned that many of these corporations weren’t actually taking their flashy pledges seriously.. Continue reading at The Lily
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced Tuesday that it would remove the name of the national organization's founder from its Manhattan clinic due to her "racist legacy" stemming from her well-documented connections with the eugenics movement. Continue reading at NBCNews
Around this time four years ago, when a bombastic reality TV star was blowing up preconceived notions about politics as usual, pollster Terrance Woodbury had what can only be described as a premonition.
Who else could upend American politics like Donald Trump had, Woodbury wondered? Who could be so brazen, unexpected, reckless and effective? Who could capture votes, mainstream media attention and social media hits? Only one name came to mind.
“I was convinced that person was Kanye West,” Woodbury said. Continue reading at The Washington Post
Black creators don’t always get the recognition we deserve, and if we do, it often feels like it’s only to rehash our traumas. It is vital that we not only amplify Black stories, but that we amplify many kinds of Black stories, including those that center on our joy.
My joy. The joy of my beautiful Black friends who light up any room they enter. The joy of Black designers who deserve just as much attention as their non-Black counterparts. Continue reading at Man Repeller
“Sit down and let me do your hair.” It’s a simple phrase that, for many Black people, calls to mind memories of love, connection, and maybe a little pain. Our kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms are often transformed into hair salons, strewn with the necessary tools: Afro picks and beads, rubber bands and hooded dryers. As COVID-19 brought the world to a pause, many professional Black hairstylists returned to this tradition of creating at home. Continue reading at Allure
It's been said time and time again but it bears repeating: Black women are the catalyst for everything beauty. Whether it be through the trends we set, our immense buying power, or deep education of beauty both in the ethnic and general marketplace, Black women continue to tip the scales of the industry. Continue reading at The Zoe Report