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This week, we’re sharing five articles that highlight the neglect of and discrimination against black women across the globe:
- A campaign targeted at large beauty brands and their use of carcinogenic ingredients in products targeted at black women gains traction. They urge that these lye-based products be taken off the shelves as they are toxic and poisonous and; it is especially malicious as these products are marketed to and primarily used by black women who are already victims of medical racism and negligent treatment.
- The third of August, 2021 marked Black Women’s Equal Pay Day; a reminder of the disparate treatment that black women face in the line of work especially in terms of payment.
- Simone Biles wins her seventh Olympic gold medal in the gymnastics balance beam final, her first event since she took a much needed and deserved mental health break. Her decision not to participate in some events for her mental well-being was met with criticism.
- A farming collective, Alluvial Agriculture has begun training and financially supporting 50 women across 15 Nigerian states to become tractor owner-operators in a bid to help level the playing field for female farmers.