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Oscar Line-Up Is Packed With Firsts

Oscar Line-Up Is Packed With Firsts

It’s a year of multiple firsts at this year’s Oscars, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony for the highest achievement in film. Following is a list of major milestones this year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday. CHLOE ZHAO – First Asian woman and first woman of color to […]

Young, Jobless And Black: UK Minorities Pay Price Of Pandemic

Young, Jobless And Black: UK Minorities Pay Price Of Pandemic

Young Black Britons have borne the brunt of pandemic job losses, with more than a third now out of work – nearly three times the rate for young white people, a think tank said on Wednesday. The crisis has widened pre-pandemic inequality gaps between ethnic groups, particularly among first-time job seekers, according to research by the Resolution […]

Goldman Sachs To Invest $10 bln Over 10 years To Support Black Women

Goldman Sachs To Invest $10 bln Over 10 years To Support Black Women

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday it will invest $10 billion in an initiative to support Black women over the next 10 years, focusing on areas including healthcare, job creation and education. The bank’s “One Million Black Women” initiative is a part of its commitment to impact the lives of at least one million […]

UK Tackles Higher Maternal Mortality Rates For Black Mothers

UK Tackles Higher Maternal Mortality Rates For Black Mothers

The British government committed on Wednesday to tackling disparities in maternal mortality rates, saying it was “completely unacceptable” that pregnancy and birth were riskier for women from ethnic minorities than for white women.  Maternal deaths in Britain occur in fewer than 1 in 10,000 pregnancies, official data shows. From 2015 to 2017, 209 mothers died […]

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. business leaders should set targets for recruiting and promoting Black women to tackle a persistent dearth of them in top jobs, a women’s equality group said on Thursday. Black women are just as likely as white men to be interested in becoming top executives, but are held back by discrimination and a lack of […]

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

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 […]

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