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Written by Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Pregnant Tennis champion, Serena Williams showed off her pregnancy glow, as she posed for the camera in celebration of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which was on July 31.


The Tennis star took to her social media accounts to advocate for equal pay for Black women.

She said, “July 31 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which represents the number of days into 2017 a black woman must work to earn the same pay a white man made in 2016 — that’s nearly 8 extra months! Black women are the cornerstone of our communities, they are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay.”

The Black Women’s Equal Pay Day marks how many months into the year a black woman would have to work in order to have the same amount of pay as her white and non-Hispanic male peer. The day focuses on the extra hard work an African American woman has to do in order to have a fair shot at a healthy wage.

According to the Center for American Progress, black women earn about 60% of what white men earn. The percentage is strikingly low in comparison to the 79% wage difference when grouping all women together.

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