How Cashblack Supports Black Women Fighting Racial Pay Disparity

Taraji P. Henson, the star of the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple musical, has recently spoken out about the pay inequality she and other Black women face in Hollywood. In an emotional interview with Gayle King on SiriusXM radio, she revealed that she was paid less than 2% of what her co-star Brad Pitt earned for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, despite being nominated for an Oscar for her performance. She also said that she has considered quitting acting because of the frustration and exhaustion of fighting for fair pay and recognition.

Henson's story is not an isolated one. According to a report by LSE's The Inclusion Initiative, Black women are the least likely to be among the UK's top earners compared to any other racial or gender group. They also face significant barriers to career progression and representation in various industries, especially in banking, finance and insurance. The gender pay gap is also compounded by the ethnicity pay gap, which affects all ethnic minority groups, but is largest for Black employees.

These racial and gender gaps in the labour market are linked to several structural inequities, such as the lack of access to education, capital, networks, mentors, and role models for Black women. They also reflect the persistent stereotypes and biases that undermine the value and potential of Black women's work and contributions.

This is why it is important to support Black women entrepreneurs, who are creating their own opportunities and solutions in the face of these challenges. Black women entrepreneurs are not only generating income and wealth for themselves and their communities, but also creating innovative products and services that address the needs and preferences of diverse and underserved markets.

One way to support Black women entrepreneurs is to shop online with Black-owned businesses, which are often overlooked and underfunded by mainstream platforms and investors. This is where Cashblack comes in. Cashblack is a platform that rewards members with cashback when they shop online with Black-owned businesses. Users register with us, browse for products and services from Black-owned retailers, and when they make a purchase, they receive cashback from the affiliate commissions we receive. They can withdraw the cashback for themselves or donate it to one of our affiliated goodwill causes where we match the donations.

Cashblack aims to benefit both the Black community and society as a whole by decreasing the racial wealth gap through the promotion of Black-owned businesses and the provision of funds back to consumers of these businesses through cashback. We also aim to empower Black women entrepreneurs, who make up the majority of the businesses on our platform, by increasing their visibility, sales, and customer loyalty.

By shopping through Cashblack, you are not only saving money, but also supporting Black women entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their industries and communities. You are also showing solidarity with Taraji P. Henson and other Black women who are speaking up and fighting for equal pay and respect in their fields. Join us today and start earning cashback while supporting Black-owned businesses.