“Black women are still not fully recognized in their authentic selves for the unique and powerful assets and experiences they can contribute,” said Christian F. Nunes, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and chair of NOW’s Racial Justice Committee.
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Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a date that acknowledges both the racial and gender pay gap that significantly impacts Black women in the workforce.
African American women were paid only 65.3 percent of White men’s wages as a result of sexism and white supremacy. We strive for Black women’s pay equity.
But Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, didn’t shy away from coming out swinging and naming names. “Donald Trump’s racist attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and his hateful comments about Baltimore reveal his craven political agenda of stoking racial fear and division to win re-election,” Van Pelt said. “Our supporters know… Read more »
Minnesota will be center stage for conversations about women’s rights. Leaders of the feminist movement will gather in the Twin Cities in mid-July for the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s no wonder that practically the only President that Donald Trump can name is Andrew Johnson. Among the impeached former president’s regular pronouncements on race was his vow that “Before I would see this Government destroyed, I would send every negro back to Africa, disintegrated and blotted out of space.” Until now,… Read more »
Border Patrol was found to have the “lowest percentage of women on their force out of any federal law enforcement agency” in 2017.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »
Democracy won a big victory at the U.S Supreme Court when Donald Trump’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census was defeated. But trust in this core document of our democracy has already been eroded. Scores of immigrants got the message that the census was going to be a vehicle for disenfranchising… Read more »
This important date still receives little attention—and often outright hostility—from those outside the Black community. School textbooks identify the Emancipation Proclamation as ending slavery, ignoring that it persisted for years in some regions. The relative obscurity of Juneteenth in our national dialogue serves as a reminder that White supremacy is still entrenched in how Americans understand our history—and its impact on the present.