‪#‎BlackWomenEqualPay‬ ‪#‎ClockOut4EqualPay‬

gender pay gapI’m taking part in ‪#‎BlackWomenEqualPay‬ ‪#‎ClockOut4EqualPay‬ day in solidarity to women who statistically earn less than even me (and that’s pretty hard to beat).  Black women statistically make 64% of what white men earn.  That disparity is even greater for Hispanic women, who statistically earn 54% of what a white man earns.  This is true, even is female-dominated professions–regardless of education, years of experience and amount of work, Hispanic women will earn 54% of what a white man earns in the same job, black women will earn 64%, and white women, about 78%.  Again, that is regardless of education level, and even in female-dominated industries.

Source:  http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/


A thought…

People often daydream about “happily ever after.” Why? Happily ever after means your story is over; nothing left to do but die. May your life, then, be filled with “once upon a times.”

Reach for new beginnings. Never settle for the first finish line you see. 

Thank you!

I just want to take a moment to thank the New Jersey Broadcasting Association and the NJBA President, Paul Rotella, for the honor of being named  the NJBA “Unsung hero” for 2015; I understand that it was just announced at the convention in Atlantic City.  I would have accepted the award in person, but after serving Jury Duty yesterday, I needed to report to work today to ensure everything runs smoothly here at home while the convention in Atlantic City takes place.  THANK YOU!

Dear Mom,

A little more than two years ago, I was trying to keep your mind and hands active by helping me crochet. You grudgingly agreed when I said, “when I am your age I will still be sleeping under this blanket and remember when we made it.” You asked if I would say “good night, Momma” even then, and I said yes. 

You passed away 6 months ago next week, and I do indeed still sleep under this blanket and as promised, say “good night, Momma.” I hope you hear me. I think that you do.