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Black women have to work 19 months to make what white men did in one year

This means African American women have to work nearly 19 months—until almost the end of July—to make as much as white men did in the previous year alone, according to a new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center released recently, the day that African American women finally catch up to white men’s pay, 208 days into the year. ...

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Black women face challenges in building wealth

Black women face challenges in building wealth By Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique d ...

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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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