EBONY Rundown: Nick Cannon Welcomes Twins, Study Finds Closing Racial Wage Gap Would Add $220B To Black Households, And More

Nick Cannon Welcomes Second Set Of Twin

Nick Cannon is now the proud dad of twin boys. Monday, the actor and DJ Abby De La Rosa welcomed newborn sons Zion and Zillion. The new mom announced the birth of her sons on Instagram Wednesday.

Black Designer Alleges That Michael Costello Called Her The N-Word

In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, Maxie James alleged that fellow designer Michael Costello called her the n-word seven years ago, prompting the two to engage in a “fistfight” one year later in a fabric store. James says that the strife between her and Costello began after he allegedly purchased one of her designs and repurposed it as his own.

Study: Closing Racial Wage Gap In 20 Occupations Adds $220 Billion To Black Households

A new study from corporate consulting firm McKinsey found that if Black Americans in 20 different occupations were paid wages equal to those received by their white counterparts, approximately 2 million of them would be able to transition into the middle class, CBS News reports. Further, the report found that Black households would earn an extra $220 million annually if the racial wage gap was closed.

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Black Employees Prefer Working Remotely Because It Helps To Avoid Microagressions

A recent study of 5,085 office workers in the United States released by The Future Forum found that Black employees were the group most likely to want a work schedule that was either remote-only or hybrid. Further, the study found that Black, Latino, and Asian employees felt a greater sense of belonging when working remotely versus working in the office. For white workers, however, location flexibility did not change or improve their sense of belonging.

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