2018 Black Women's Equal Pay Day


The toolkit contains sample tweets, messages and graphics to post on social media Tuesday, August 7 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT). 

learn more about the wage gap for black women

IWPR & NDWA Report on State of Black Women in the United States

Tax March Black Women & the U.S. Economy

AAUW The Simple Truth About the Wage Gap

             Black Women and the Pay Gap

             Policy Guide to Equal Pay Laws in the States

NWLC Equal Pay for Black Women

             Lifetime Wage Gap by State for Black Women

             The Trump Administration Is Attacking Women of Color and Unions (Again)

             Requiring Transparency around Salary Ranges Reduces the Gender Wage Gap

             The Wage Gap By State for Black Women

             Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination Is a Threat to Women’s Rights at Work

 NPWF Black Women and the Wage Gap with State Numbers

EPI Report on Role African American Moms Play in Family Economic Security

BWR Black Women in U.S. 2017: Moving Our Agenda Forward in a Post-Obama Era

Higher Heights Black Women in American Politics 2017 Status Update

IWPR If Current Trends Continue, Hispanic Women Will Wait 232 Years for Equal Pay; Black Women Will Wait 108 Years

IWPR The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2016; and by Race and Ethnicity

LGBT MAP Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT Women in America

Center for Equitable Growth Discriminatory penalties at the intersection of race and gender in the United States

2018 Blogs & Articles

2018 articles will be added once they are posted.

Center for American Progress (Jocelyn Frye)  Valuing Black Women’s Work

Center for Equitable Growth Returns in the labor market: A nuanced view of penalties at the intersection of race and gender

Demos Social Exclusion & Black Women’s Pay


2018 articles will be added once they are posted.

Equal Pay Today! (Joi Chaney): Black Women Are Rising – When Will Our Pay?


AFL-CIO (William Spriggs): Black Women's Equal Pay Day   

IWPR: 5 Stats to Know on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Catalyst: No, Black Women Still Don’t Earn the Same As Their White Peers. And here’s why.

Equal Rights Advocates (Noreen Farrell) and Ms. Foundation (Teresa Younger): Remembering the Whole Wealth Equation on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Family Values @ Work (Carol Joyner) The Wage Gap Persists for a Reason

LCCR: In 2017, Black Women Still Face a Devastating Wage Gap


PFAW Blog: The Pay Gap for Black Women Is Unacceptable

Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign (Tolu Lawrence and Meena Harris): July 31 is another reminder of how much the Mommy Tax hurts us all

Serena Williams: How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap

Valerie Jarrett: "Let's Not Silence Ourselves"

Women Employed (Ishena Robinson): The Gender Wage Gap Is Wider For Black Women, So Why Aren’t We Leading The Conversation?

Additional Resources