Black women feel that issues surrounding money and
The Black Women’s Roundtable released its ninth and most comprehensive annual report on the state of Black women in the U.S.
Titled “Black Women Leading the Quest to Rebuild Hope, Achieve Justice, Equity & Equality; Building Power, Protecting Voting Rights, and Saving Democracy,” the 2022 report sums up how Black women are affected on judiciary, economic, environmental, health equity and educational issues.
The Washington Informer spoke with Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the Black Women’s Roundtable, about how far Black women have come and where they have yet to go.
Campbell said the research that went into the report polled Black women from every walk.
“This work is tied to what critical issues may be impacting our communities,” she said. “And we heard from Black women, grassroots ladies, sister leaders, academicians and other kinds of voices from labor to corporate so that the diversity of Black women is reflected. And also showcasing black women’s brilliance.”
The findings of this year’s report offer policy analysis, solutions and calls to action required to address the core problems affecting many Black communities.
Campbell explained that issues from threats to American democracy, especially the increase in attacks on voting rights, the seeming upswing in white supremacy and the lingering health and economic effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to let Black women speak for themselves about how they believe the …