Today Is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Washington, D.C. (August 13, 2020) – Did you know that today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day?  Today marks the day that the average Black woman’s 2019 salary equates to what a white man had in 2019.  That means Black women have to work 20 1/2 months to make what it takes the average white man to make in just 12 months.

On average, Black women are paid about 62 cents for every dollar made by a white man, which adds up to a loss of more than $23k a year or more than $900k over the course of a 40 year career, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Join the Daily Drum tonight at 7 with Harold Fisher for a special conversation on the issue.