Black women have lower earnings than Black men, as well as white men and women.
For Black lives to matter, Black women must be represented in legislative halls at every level in the United States.
Before the 2018 midterm elections, there were 19 Black women and 30 Black men serving in Congress, as well as two nonvoting delegates.
After the January 2019 swearing-in, there were 23 Black women in Congress—22 in the House— and 32 Black men.
They created the first Black Maternal Health Caucus in an effort to reverse rising maternal mortality rates, which are significantly higher for Black women than white women.