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It's Black Women's Equal Pay Day. The Pay Gap Won't Shrink Until Employers Take The Steps

August 13, 2020  | Read More »

Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. That means Black women had to work all of 2019 and this far into 2020 to earn what white men earned last year alone—four months longer than white women had to work to accomplish the same goal. Over the course of a Black woman’s career, the pay gap accounts for almost $1 million in lost income.

The Women Battling Wildfires And Braking Barriers In The American Wilderness
National Geographic

August 13, 2020  | Read More »

ONE HOT AND dry midsummer day in Utah, Hannah Gross went to her first fire. A brand new wildland firefighter in 2015, she had no idea where this assignment would take her and her crew as they approached the hill where fire was ripping through the trees.

How The Pandemic Will Affect Black Women's Equal Pay Day For Years To Come
NBC News

August 13, 2020  | Read More »

One day in May, Tenia Hargett was preparing for a routine meeting with her manager at a physical therapy clinic. But instead of checking in with her boss, the human resources professional was called into a room with several managers at her workplace.


Discrimination Doesn't Fight Disease

April 10, 2020

Written By: Emma Thorp

Over the past few weeks the United States has attempted to combat the relentless spread of the Coronavirus and the process is undoubtedly unsettling. Many schools, including my own, have moved their classes online, and are encouraging their students to practice social distancing by staying at home. Bars and restaurants have shut down temporarily, many Americans have been laid off, and Disney World has closed down marking that we truly have descended into a time of anarchy. Many of us are washing our hands on the hour while working our way through the entire Netflix library attempting to postpone our inevitable downfall to insanity. We are living in a time when one would assume we could all put aside our differences and try to work towards our common goal of slowing the spread of a deadly pandemic, but unfortunately it’s still 2020 America and we remain incapable of having nice things.

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Bloomberg’s Women Problem; Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy; Retirement Readiness

February 21, 2020 Bloomberg’s Women Problem; Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy; Retirement Readiness

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Michael Bloomberg’s women problem, the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy, and why women aren’t prepared for retirement.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Frmr Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation; Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Advisor, Independent Women’s Voices

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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