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Women B Wise: Helping Women Gain Financial Empowerment

Women B Wise: Helping Women Gain Financial Empowerment

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February 19th 2015:Black Women and Their Impact on the Economy

In honor of Black History month, I want to spend some time discussing how Black Women impact our economy. When it comes to financial stability, black Americans are often in much more precarious financial situations than white Americans. Their unemployment rate is higher, and so is the level of poverty within the black community. In 2013, the poverty rate among white Americans was 9.6 percent, among black Americans it was 27.2 percent. And the gap between the wealth of white families and black families has widened to its highest levels since 1989, according to a 2014 study by Pew Research Ce

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Dr. Shirley Sprinkles-Morris

Dr. Shirley Sprinkles-Morris is a semi- retired career educator and author of two books: From Dunbar to Destiny: One Woman’s Journey through Desegregation and Beyond, and Seven Keys to Successful Single Parenting. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1960. After teaching for approximately 14 years, she left the classroom in 1974 to work as Education Liaison to schools from the office of a prominent Los Angeles City Councilman. Her work brought her face to face with the problems of inner-city schools, students and parents. Solving them became her life-long passion. She organized citizen task forces to address school
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