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Source: CBS News

Mississippi Senate debate comes amid campaign controversy

Today 11:46 GMT

Republican incumbent Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy are participating in the only debate before the special election on Nov. 27 on Tuesday evening in the contentious race to be elected the next U.S. senator from Mississippi.

However, the controversy is already having consequences: Walmart, the nation's largest retail chain, has asked the Hyde-Smith campaign to refund a total of $4,000 in campaign donations.

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Source: Common Domain

The Best Black Friday Smart Home Deals of 2018

Today 09:55 GMT

Along with leftover houseguests and turkey-stuffing-and-cranberry sandwiches, Black Friday in the U.S.—the name given to the Friday after Thanksgiving—means lots of cool deals for shoppers.

$140 at Best Buy  (save $110). The Home Hub’s touchscreen is responsive and works well with Google Assistant and a control panel screen makes it easy to organize and control your smart home devices. The Echo Dot 3rd gen is the latest in Amazon's fleet of Alexa-enabled smart speakers.

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Source: The Guradian

Tiger Woods may not be a hero for black people but he is a beacon for the aging

Today 09:54 GMT

This may be why even a historically black school like Bethune-Cookman University has a nine-member men’s golf team with only two black players while the four-member women’s team has only one black player.

I’m reminded of the end of Richard Wilbur’s poem, The Juggler, in which the audience explodes in applause for the title character who lightens their daily struggles:

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Source: The Guradian

Souls Grown Deep: the foundation helping to preserve black artists

Today 09:54 GMT

It’s from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an Atlanta-based collection of African American art from the south, boasting more than 1,000 works by roughly 160 artists, with the aim of preserving the tradition of southern art and its cultural roots.

Anderson has worked in the museum circuit for 30 years, with posts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Indianapolis Museum of Art but with his role at Souls Grown Deep, he’s found a group aligned with his own values.

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Source: CBS News

Black Friday 2018 surprises: Price gotchas and sold-out inventory

Today 11:45 GMT

That's because Kohl's is offering many of the devices for the same Black Friday price as Amazon, with the addition of $15 back in Kohl's Cash when consumers spend at least $50.

Consumers are expected to spend an average of $803 each on Black Friday, an increase of almost 8 percent compared with a year earlier, according to RetailMeNot. Retailers are rolling out their Black Friday specials, but shoppers may be in for some surprises.

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Source: The Week

The great Black Friday swindle

Today 09:55 GMT

The Black Friday retail sales blitz has become an omnipresent fixture of American popular culture, its intensity and scale seemingly ratcheted up with every annual cycle.

If the quest for Black Friday deals seem tinged with a bit of manic desperation, well, maybe it's because most Americans have reason to be at least a little desperate. Entering the post-2008 labor market probably did permanent damage to their future earning prospects.

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Source: Fox News

Chipotle rethinking firing manager who refused to serve black customers over ‘dine and dash’ fears

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Earlier this year, a fired Chipotle manager who was accused of stealing $626 ended up winning nearly $8 million from the company in a wrongful termination suit.

In a series of video clips seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, a Chipotle customer in St. Paul, Minn., identifed as 21-year-old Masud Ali, and several friends are told by a manager: "You gotta pay, because you’ve never had money when you come in here.” An employee adds, "We're not gonna make food unless you guys actually have money."

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Source: The Guradian

Can Amara Enyia, backed by hip-hop stars, become Chicago’s first black female mayor?

Monday 12:40 GMT

Among the sepia portraits on the wall of Chicago’s past mayors in an upscale steakhouse, Amara Enyia’s supporters unveiled a photo of the 35-year-old Nigerian-American mayoral candidate last week.

In 2009 Enyia was hired by then Mayor Richard M Daley as a policy analyst, and she currently serves as executive director of a neighborhood chamber of commerce on Chicago’s West Side, where she also lives, a largely African American area struggling with violence and disinvestment.

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Source: Common Domain

Retail Stocks That Could Beat Amazon on Black Friday 2018

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

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Kohl’s has a robust mobile app and generous return policy, and in some markets is testing a partnership with Amazon to offer dropoff package returns and show-off smart-home devices like the Amazon Echo in its stores. This fiscal year through January, Kohl’s is expected to increase earnings per share by 31% to $5.49, on a 1.8% rise in same-store sales.

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Source: The Guradian

Michelle Obama took off the mask the public gave her. We can do the same

Monday 12:39 GMT

In fact, Becoming, and consequentially the entire interview with Winfrey, is about taking off the mask that the public adorned her with from the moment she and husband/former president Barack Obama stepped through the gigantic columns of the White House.

For example, Michelle Obama admitted that she and Barack Obama went so far as to enlist the help of a professional in couple’s therapy. That’s a huge revelation for someone in Michelle Obama’s position because, I know from my own family at least, resorting to third-party assistance is often frowned upon in the black community (that includes nannies and mental health therapists as well).

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Source: BBC

Ireland 16-9 New Zealand: Hosts hold nerve to earn first home win over All Blacks

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Replacements: Coles for Taylor (47), Tuungafasi for Tu'inukuafe (47), Laulala for Franks (47), S Barrett for Squire (32), Todd for Savea (74), Perenara for Smith (58), Mo'unga for McKenzie (56), Lienert-Brown for Crotty (62).

The Grand Slam champions added to their historic first win over the All Blacks in 2016 as they sent out a warning before next year's Rugby World Cup. Stockdale's try pushed his side into a 10-point lead in the 49th minute and they produced a heroic defensive display, led by man-of-the-match Peter O'Mahony, to repel the inevitable New Zealand fightback as 'The Fields of Athenry' rang through the Dublin night.

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Source: The Guradian

Jacob Stockdale scores only try as Ireland earn historic win over All Blacks

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Brutal does not even begin to describe the contest but, for Ireland, the outcome was as beautiful as any in their rugby history.

Ireland, instead, came away with another Sexton penalty, only for Barrett to level the scores again with another of the snap drop-goals in which he is suddenly specialising. Referee Barnes thought it was a try at first glance but the TMO spotted a fractional knock-on by Kearney on the floor.

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Source: The Guradian

Why is the skincare industry still ignoring people of colour?

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

The global skincare industry is set to be worth $180bn (£140bn) by 2024, but according to a report by Superdrug, 70% of black and Asian women in the UK do not feel that the high street caters for them.

Luxury skincare label Epara creates products that target discolouration, and Skin by Mamie, beloved by supermodel Iman, offers skincare solutions to those “from all walks of life and ethnicities”.

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Source: Global News

How much Canadians across the country plan to spend this holiday season

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

A recent survey done by Leger for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) shows consumers plan to spend $675 on average on everything from gifts to travel to food and entertainment.

A majority of Canadians (65 per cent) say they have either an inflexible or at least somewhat firm holiday budget in mind.

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Source: Global News

SNL spoofs Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle,’ pokes fun at voter fraud allegations

Monday 05:09 GMT

For the second time this month, Saturday Night Live kicked off an episode with a cold open spoofing Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, played once again by Kate McKinnon.

Ingraham explained why sirens were sounding: “Uh oh, the phrase ‘mobilize the black vote’ has set off the Fox News ‘The country is changing’ alarm.”


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