A Washington Post-Kaiser survey suggests that, for some black women, economic woes and a willingness to aid family members can put a strain on finances.
Jan. 19, 2012 Jane Ladson has overcome physical and financial issues to get back on her feet. She and partner Pat Body are trying to make a go of it with a consignment shop in Temple Hills called Body and Soul. While getting ready for the grand opening, Kaila Kirksey,3, Body’s great-granddaughter, plays in one of the dresses that will go on sale. Michael S. Williamson/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo