As inflation soars, Black Americans bear the brunt of rising grocery, gas and housing prices

By Nicquel Terry Ellis | CNN

Krista Johnson gets anxious when she thinks about the rising cost of gas, food and housing as she prepares to give birth to her daughter, who is due in August.

Johnson said she’s been trying to save money by cooking more at home and packing her husband’s lunches instead of eating out at restaurants. The metro Atlanta couple postponed buying a house after watching home prices soar in the last year. Johnson, an elementary school teacher, is also concerned about being able to afford child care which is getting more expensive nationwide.

“I’m just worried about quality of life,” said Johnson, 33. “You already

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