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2021 the year of Black women’s economic liberation

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2021 the year of Black women’s economic liberation

By Sharece Crawford via

Is 2021 the year for Black women to be elevated? Through a series of virtual conferences the organizers of Black Women’s Economic Liberation Summit and Liberation in a Generation joined forces to provide access to opportunities, resources and information via #BlackHer

“Black Her is a media platform created by and for Black women,” said Cofounder and Editor Jocelyn Harmon. “Our goal is to celebrate the leadership of Black women…to educate and inspire each other and to act for progressive change.” 

The summit featured panelists and experts on a wide variety of issues impacting women, from cash bonds, to housing, financial literacy, childcare, gender equity and a framework for good public policy for all people by Chief Economist Janelle Jones called “Black Women Best.”

According to a three-part research study by Roosevelt Institute, African American women…

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