Howard University’s “Women As Change Agents” and The Washington Post hosted the panel, “Peeling Back the Labels: Black Women in America” as part of the Black Women in America series at The Washington Post. Nearly 500 men and women attended the Feb. 29. event addressing issues including marriage, health and financial security. The panel included Tricia Bent-Goodley, a professor of social work at Howard University; director of the Disparities Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Rahiel Tesfamariam, founder of Urban Cusp online magazine and Krissah Thompson, staff writer for The Washington Post. Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated financial columnist, was the moderator.
The Washington Post partnered with Howard University's "Women As Change Agents" to host the panel discussion about black women on Feb. 29. Macy L. Freeman/For The Washington Post Buy Photo