According to a report from the Institute of Women’s Policy Research, the median weekly earnings for black women full-time workers across 120 different occupations — including serviceoffice and administrative support, and management, business and financial operations jobs — was 62.5% that of white men. Such gaps persist in the film and TV industries as well. Variety’s 2017 list of highest paid TV comedy stars contains no black women, but does does feature black men, including Dwayne Johnson, the list’s highest-paid black actor, who makes $650,000 per episode for starring in HBO’s Ballers.

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