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Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety…

'This Is Personal': Steph Curry Advocates for Equal Pay in a Women's Equality Day Essay 'This Is Personal': Steph Curry Advocates for Equal Pay in a Women's Equality Day Essay

Real talk? We hate that for many men, it seems to take becoming a “father of daughters” to understand basic concepts like consent, sexual harassment and equality. Even more frustrating is the fact that there are many fathers of daughters who will never make the attempt to understand, regardless.

Why Is the Gender Wage Gap Higher for Black Women in New York City and What Can Be Done? Why Is the Gender Wage Gap Higher for Black Women in New York City and What Can Be Done?

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: While we spend Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018 raging against the sexist, racist, patriarchal machine that results in black women making 62 cents to every dollar white men do, it has recently been revealed that that disparity is even worse for black women in America’s largest city.

Lyft x Black Girls Code: How a Strategic Alliance Is Driving the Conversation on Equal Pay Forward Lyft x Black Girls Code: How a Strategic Alliance Is Driving the Conversation on Equal Pay Forward

As we focus on the disturbing disparities that make it necessary to recognize Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, there’s an especially sobering statistic that stands out: in addition to the fact that a black woman currently has to work seven months and seven days more than a white man to earn the same salary, that wage gap…

Having Our Say and Reclaiming Our Time: What Social Media Has to Say About Black Women's Equal Pay Day Having Our Say and Reclaiming Our Time: What Social Media Has to Say About Black Women's Equal Pay Day

As part of the recognition of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018, a social media storm is planned for 2 p.m. EDT today, August 7. But in advance of us breaking the internet raising our voices in protest of this deeply intersectional inequality, The Glow Up—which is for, by and about black women—thought we’d take a look…

#38PercentCounts: It's Black Women's Equal Pay Day—and What You Don't Know Might Hurt Us

Do you know what today is? It’s Tuesday, August 7; 219 days from the start of 2018. Today is also Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the date that signifies how much longer black women had to work into 2018 to equal what white men earned in 2017. And in case you’re wondering, it’s been a full 120 days since the date white…

Equal Pay Day: Will Women Ever Catch Up? Equal Pay Day: Will Women Ever Catch Up?

Well, that only took about 100 days. That’s right, kids: It’s Equal Pay Day 2018, otherwise known as the day women’s collective earnings catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year.

New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys

Perhaps you’ve heard the decades-old conservative cure for systematic racism. When confronted with any statistic that shows widespread inequality, Fox News watchers, people who own “Make America Great Again” paraphernalia, and even Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters who “don’t see color” all propose the…

Wanda Sykes Is the Sistah-Friend We All Need Wanda Sykes Is the Sistah-Friend We All Need

Wanda Sykes’ recent tweet in support of fellow comedian Mo’Nique showed the power of black sisterhood in its full glory. When she brought receipts that showed that she, too, had been lowballed by Netflix to create a comedy special—and by less than half of Mo’Nique’s offer—err’body had to shut up and pay attention to…

Bridging the Wage Gap: Ban Employers From Asking for Salary Histories Bridging the Wage Gap: Ban Employers From Asking for Salary Histories

While everyone was celebrating the ushering in of recreational weed in California on New Year’s Day, another largely overlooked law went into effect that will make a huge difference in wage disparities for women and people of color.

Wage Gap Between Black and White Americans Is Wider Than in 1979 Wage Gap Between Black and White Americans Is Wider Than in 1979

In a new report put out by the Economic Policy Institute, black Americans today earn even less money than they did in 1979 in comparison with their white counterparts. The findings, published Tuesday, reveal that the wage gap has widened over the last 37 years.

Ursula Burns Stepping Down as CEO of Xerox, Leaving No Black Woman as CEO of an S&P 500 Company Ursula Burns Stepping Down as CEO of Xerox, Leaving No Black Woman as CEO of an S&P 500 Company

When Ursula Burns announced last week that she was leaving her position as CEO of Xerox, she also, in effect, announced the end of the minuscule representation of black women in leadership positions at companies within the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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