• Report: Black Community Worried About the Lasting Financial Impact of the Pandemic

    17 days ago - By Essence

    Credit: Getty Images By Jasmine Browley · Updated January 11, 2022 The pandemic is stressing all of us out right now, but according to a new poll, Black adults are extremely concerned about its adverse financial impact for years to come. The Black to the Future Action Fund recently released results from their latest poll, revealing how some Black people are handling the pandemic. The national survey revealed nearly half of Black adults say their personal financial situation is bad, with one-third saying their personal economic situation has gotten worse since the pandemic. “The recovery...
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  • Maya Angelou Becomes The First Black Woman Featured On A US Quarter

    Maya Angelou Becomes The First Black Woman Featured On A US Quarter

    17 days ago - By Essence

    By Okla Jones · Updated January 11, 2022 On Monday, the US Mint announced that a new quarter featuring the iconic poet, memoirist and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has begun shipping as part of the American Women Quarters Program. This groundbreaking event makes her the first Black woman to appear on the coin. Angelou's quarter is one of four coins featuring American women of historical significance slated for shipping through 2025. Additional honorees include Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, Anna May Wong, the pioneering Asian film star, Wilma Mankiller, activist, the...
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