Work & Money

Forget What White Feminists Are Talking About, We Need To Focus On Black Women Earning 60 Cents For Every White Male Dollar

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60 cents. How many times have you heard that figure come out of the mouth of a white female proponent of equal pay? We’re guessing none. But we know you’ve heard the number 79, the figure that’s become the arc of the equal pay movement and...

#BuyBlack: The Problem With Supporting Black-Owned Businesses (And How We Can Fix It)

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There is a growing movement to support Black owned businesses that has inspired many a Black folk to jump on the Black-business-only-bandwagon. From reports that a Black woman sold out of school supplies specifically geared towards black children, to the creation of a Google Chrome...

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years To Build The Wealth Of A White Family Today

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According to a new analysis from the Corporation for Enterprise Development and Institute for Policy Studies, it would take 228 years for African-Americans to accumulate the same amount of wealth whites have now if current policies remain in place. The estimate is part of a study...

Solange Becomes A Member Of Black-Owned Bank

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Solange has added her name to the growing list of entertainers supporting black owned financial institutions. The 30-year-old singer recently announced her decision to become a member of a black owned bank. “While I realize this is a very personal decision and thing to share,...

D.C. Is The Latest City To Pass $15 Minimum Wage

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Earlier this week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law an act that will drastically raise the city’s minimum wage, making the District the latest addition to the list of cities that have adopted similar reform. The Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of...

So This Is How Much The Average Millennial Is Worth

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Financial website The College Investor estimated the average net worth (minus liabilities like student loan debt) and it’s nowhere near the Mark Zuckerbergs or the ’30 Under 30′ profiles of the world. Class of 2016 graduates are carrying $37,172 in student loan debt while Class...