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Black South African Healthcare Workers Are Underpaid

Black South African Healthcare Workers Are Underpaid

It will take the average professional nurse 65 years to earn the annual salary of a chief executive officer of one of the private hospital groups in South Africa. This is according to Oxfam report The Right to Dignified Healthcare Work, a Right to Dignified Healthcare for All. Oxfam South Africa collaborated with a number of organisations […]

Black Women March For Equality

Black Women March For Equality

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black woman […]

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

Today I was inspired to write because of two specific Facebook memories that came up in my feed today. The first was my #ThoughtforThursday post from 2015. Oddly enough, it’s even more applicable today, five years later. Who knew that something that I wrote five years ago would resonate so strongly today? What do you […]

Elderly Black Women In S. Africa Win Property Rights In Landmark Ruling

Elderly Black Women In S. Africa Win Property Rights In Landmark Ruling

For black women married before 1988, the husband owned all matrimonial assets and could sell them without consulting his wife – until a landmark win this month overturned the law Facing destitution when her marriage broke down, 72-year-old Agnes Sithole went to court to challenge a sexist law – and won not only a share […]

Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

The way that America approaches Black History Month is grossly limiting. In many schools, organizations, workspaces and beyond, the month is distilled to the same whitewashed stories of select civil rights figures and a handful of picture-perfect moments in history. Our history and culture are consistently depicted as one-dimensional. Carter G. Woodson didn’t create Negro History […]

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

I typed a text to my mom saying, “I don’t think I want to live anymore” then proceeded to turn off my phone. I was sitting in my bed surrounded in a puddle of tears ready to give up on life. With thoughts of suicide swimming through my head, it was at that moment, I […]

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

What does it means to celebrate Youth Day in 2016, when many young South African women are little more than second-class citizens? Young women are disproportionately exposed to gender-based violence. Women aged between 15 and 24 are four times as likely to contract HIV than men in the same age group. In 2013 99,000 female […]