Month: September 2018

MBWR supports push to energize Mississippi’s female voters

MBWR co-convenor Cassandra Welchlin recently supported a gathering aimed at increasing the civic engagement of black women in Mississippi. According to an article highlighting the meeting at Jackson State University, “dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.” “The revolution done signed my name,” …

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Wage gap for Mississippi’s women one of the nation’s largest

Is Mississippi shortchanging women? According to an article in mississippitoday.org, the answer is a resounding yes. The article is highlighting a report released in early 2018 in conjunction with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The campaign raises awareness of how long a black woman working full-time, year-round must work on average into the next year to …

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