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Serena Williams: The Gender Pay Gap Hits Black Women the Hardest and It's Time You Recognize That

Mon Jul 31 11:06:43 EDT 2017 | InStyle
While the wage gap has shrunk since 1980, there's still a long way to go before we reach equal pay—and the difference is even more staggering when taking into account both gender and race. Today, July 31, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a day of the year that represents the additional months of work that, on average, a black woman would need for her earnings to be on par with a white man. The average black woman earns 63 cents to the dollar so in order to make what a white male earned in 2016, s..


While the wage gap has shrunk since 1980, there's still a long way to go before we reach equal pay—and the difference is even more staggering when taking into account both gender a..
Serena Williams is taking some time away from tennis to prepare for her baby, but she’s also focused her energy on a fight that feels strongly about — closing the pay gap for black..
Serena Williams believes black women have the power to close the gender pay gap by speaking up. In Fortune, the tennis star discussed the findings of her research partnership with ..
Serena Williams has written a powerful essay calling for equal pay for black women. To mark Black Women's Equal Pay Day in the US, the tennis star posted an article titled How Blac..
Being a very progressive woman in Congress, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) routinely speaks out about the gender wage gap that Democrats and feminists allege exists in the America..
She has previously been forced to defend how much female players receive at Grand Slam tournaments, despite Wimbledon only instituting equal pay for singles winners in 2007. "I hav..
Serena Williams and John McEnroe are finally getting their day in the court, can reveal, and if they agree to take full advantage of their know rivalry, the two ten..
Serena Williams has called on black women to step up their demands for equal pay in a detailed, personal essay. Love Island 2016 star Emma-Jane Woodhams is expecting her first chil..
Serena Williams is speaking out in honor of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The 35-year-old tennis star penned a moving essay acknowledging “the many realities black women face every ..
Serena Williams has penned a letter advocating for equal pay for Black women in America and has claimed to have been a victim of racist remarks by her male colleagues in the past. ..
This means that 13% of the U.S. population — 23.5 million Black women — who relentlessly pursue the American dream, continue to be overlooked and underpaid. They are robbed of an e..
*Black women make 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns, according to research from the National Women’s Law Center. It’s a statistic that has moved mom-to-be Serena Williams..
Today is Black Womens Equal Pay Day—a day set aside to address the disparity between black women’s pay, and well, everyone else’s. In a graphic supporting the day, the ACLU says th..
Serena Williams wants Black women to take a stand when it comes to the pay disparities they face in comparison to men. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who Forbes reported is worth..
Top tennis star Serena Williams has called on black women to step up their demands for equal pay. Writing in Fortune magazine, the world's highest-earning female athlete urges blac..
The gender pay gap shrunk from women clergy making 60 cents on the dollar compared to men in 1976 to 93 cents on the dollar in 2016, substantially less than the 22-cent gender disa..
Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a day to reflect on and fight the significant wage gap black women face in the workforce. In order to make the same amount of money as a man d..
The tennis pro took to Instagram on Monday -- rocking a grey shirt with the words "Phenomenal Woman" that showed off her growing bump -- to speak out about the financial discrepanc..
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Serena Williams used her platform this week to encourage black women to "speak out for equal pay." The pregnant 35-year-old tennis star discussed Monday on Black Wo..
It's the last day of July which means, thanks to a pesky thing called inequality, that black women are only now catching up to their male counterparts earnings from 2016.  Tha..
Sixty-nine percent of Black women perceive a pay gap, while just 44% of white men recognize the issue. Nearly two-thirds of Black women say that major obstacles remain for women in..
San Diego on Monday became the largest city in the nation to pass a law requiring city contractors and consultants to pay employees equally regardless of gender or ethnicity. The C..
July 31st is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long into 2017 an African American woman would have to work in order to be paid the same wages as her white male co..
The United Kingdom’s Financial Times is facing the possibility of a strike after news surfaced that female journalists are earning 13 percent less than their male counterparts, Sky..
“Through decades of systematic oppression, black women have been conditioned to think they are less than,” she wrote. “Changing the status quo will take dedicated action, legislati..
Actor Tim Roth has warned that the BBC revealing their pay rates could lead to lower pay for all and men might be forced to take a cut. YouTube makeup artist Jaclyn Hill shows off ..
July 31st marks the end of an extra seven months that black women would have needed to work in order to earn what their demographically best-paid peers did in 2016. Today..
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 13: Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, attends the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun ..
J.K. Rowling has hit back at the Sunday Times Ireland after it published a sexist and anti-semitic column about the BBC's gender pay gap. In a column entitled "Sorry, ladies — equa..
Equal pay for equal work has been a stubbornly difficult problem for women, who still make less than men for doing the same job. And a recent study found that women aren't likely t..
In 2015, comments from a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist claiming female scientists distract their male colleagues in the lab immediately led to backlash across social media. Women ..
Not all Equal Pay Days are created equally. Today, for Black Women's Equal Pay Day, organizations, celebrities, and workers around the country are sharing information and stories a..
Jazmin Truesdale’s pitch rings with an upbeat optimism. Like many Black women with backgrounds in the corporate sector, her assertive personality reflects experiences that have req..
The BBC lit a fire under the British television industry when it published the earnings of its top talent by name. The data dump revealed that two-thirds of BBC stars earning ..
African-American women on average need to work for one year and eight months to earn the same yearly wage as white men and July 31 serves as a reminder of that stark piece of trivi..