Tag: Black Friday

People wait in their apartments as firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Fire Department of New York says over a hundred firefighters were at the scene. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NYC Fire Victim: Counting Your Blessings When You Lose Everything

We are a society that values and cherishes stuff. Things. Memories. Ask any household in America and I bet they would say they wish they could get rid of some, but the memories they have stored away are so much more important than more space. You don’t really realize how important these things are to you until they are taken from you, sometimes unexpectedly and harshly.

Demonstrators block the entrance of Top Shop as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald along the Magnificent Mile November 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday with first degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old McDonald 16 times last year on the southwest …

Chicago Black Friday Protest Meager Compared to Past Years

A small group of Chicago residents protested during this year’s Black Friday shopping day, but the mere one hour of protesting and the size of the crowd have dwindled compared to the past two years of protests.

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Black Friday: Death, Violence Across America on Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Hours after gathering with family and friends for turkey and football on Thanksgiving, Americans across the country hit shopping centers, malls and superstores for Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year and one of the most crucial for retailers — but once again, the day was marred by scattered reports of violence and mayhem at stores nationwide.

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#BlackoutBlackFriday Campaign Wages War on Trump & Sale Prices

As they have done for several years now, racial justice warriors have declared the busiest shopping day of the year to be #BlackoutBlackFriday and are urging black Americans and their comrades to protest injustice and the election of Donald Trump by not taking advantage of low sale prices and once-a-year deals.

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GOP May Tax Internet Sales in Omnibus

The final $1.1 trillion spending bill being negotiated in Congress will be a massive 1,000+ page of legislation that few people will read. In addition to funding government through next year, the must-pass bill is likely to contain dozens of provisions that would otherwise be difficult to pass.

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Some Stores Temporarily Shut Down by Black Friday Protesters in Chicago

A third day of protests descended upon Chicago’s busy downtown Michigan Avenue shopping district, shutting down some stores as protesters barricaded doors arm-in-arm to prevent shoppers from entering or leaving stores on Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile.”

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Bernie Sanders Attacks WalMart on Black Friday

Democratic socialist candidate for president Bernie Sanders wasn’t getting into the Black Friday spirit, spending the day tweeting an angry missive against retail giant WalMart.

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Black Friday in Chicago: ‘No Justice–No Shopping!’

Roughly 3,000 demonstrators have shut down a large portion of Michigan Avenue in Chicago–the “Magnificent Mile”–in the middle of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to protest the shooting of black teenager Laquon McDonald.