This holiday season Americans are expected to spend $830 on Christmas gifts, according to a recent Gallup poll. That is a significant increase from the $720 spent last year. And this staggering figure is just on gifts alone; it does not include holiday entertaining costs. But you don’t have to overspend--and you shouldn’t.
The fatal shooting of Black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO ignited civil unrest. And for CheyOnna Sewell, a PhD student in criminology, it was a time to take action. She founded The Yarn Mission in Ferguson, a collective she organized in October 2014 in response to the violence and police brutality in nearby Ferguson. The aim of the Yarn Mission is to “use yarn to promote action and change to eradicate racism, sexism and other systems of oppression.”
Holding job fairs in churches is an innovative idea. Several companies get together and sponsor a fair at a church. But a South Windsor, Conn.-based TicketNetwork took their concept to another level by hosting its own job outreach recently at New Antioch Missionary Baptist Church to fill TicketNetwork job openings at its headquarters.
Harrison Blake Apparel offers a one-stop online shop for men’s accessories. The Black-owned company has a wide array of everything from neckwear and pocket squares to lapel pins and watches. Consumers can buy online or join the company’s monthly subscription service.
We all have a career plan, but it’s also wise to have an exit strategy. Experts say preparing for a time when you will leave a company is a wise move.
Activists in Chicago blocked entrances to high-end stores during a Black Friday protest of the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Ariel Investments has named Stephen C. Mills, New York Knicks General Manager Stephen C. Mills, to its board of directors.
This holiday season, there are seven key steps that will help you get the most “bang” for your philanthropic buck.
AmEx, a longtime promoter of Small Business Saturday, isn’t offering statment credits this year to cardholders who patronize small businesses.
Although the desktop is expected to edge out mobile for Cyber Monday, online Christmas shopping is decidedly trending toward portable devices.
Nov. 29 marked pianist Billy Strayhorn’s centennial birthdate. His biography, Strayhorn—An Illustrated Life, was released last month.