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GLAMOUR: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Exposes Another Dark Side of the Pay Gap

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Black women make only 67 cents to men’s dollar, and this disparity has only gotten worse over the past few decades. In order for black women to earn as much as non-Hispanic white men earn in a year, they’d have to work 19 months.

That’s why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day falls on July 31st: to represent that extra seven months of essentially free labor. (Equal Pay Day fell on April 4th this year to represent the average 80-cents-to-the-dollar figure.)

Celebrities Remy Ma, Tracie Ellis- Ross, Serena Williams and many others are helping spread the message.

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