The average amount spent on holiday items, including gifts, decorations and food from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday was about $312, down about $50 down from last year. On gifts alone, the average amount spent was $225, compared with about $260 in 2019. … [Read more...] about Black Friday online shoppers exceed 100M for first time
Authorities say Keegan, who is white, fatally shot Ellison in the chest during an argument over the teen’s loud music from inside his car in the parking lot. He told officials that Ellison punched him in the face during their encounter, which he said prompted him to pull a gun out of his coat and open fire. However, an official autopsy report does not support that account, concluding the teenager’s body did not show injuries “that would have been indicative of him punching Keegan.” … [Read more...] about Oregon Man Claims He Killed a Black Teen in Self-Defense. An Autopsy Suggests Otherwise.
The mere fact that this even has to be said right now as the nation still wrestles with the racial unrest around the extrajudicial killings of unarmed Black people hurts enough. Biden can’t heal the soul of America at the expense of further compromising the political safety and security of progressives. By preaching the need for all of us to find “common ground,” even with those who are affiliated with white supremacists, Biden has already proven himself willing to agitate progressives for bipartisan appeal, but putting Emanuel in his cabinet would be a true betrayal. … [Read more...] about Considering Rahm Is a Slap in the Face of Black America
“If I was a decision-maker that was considering whether or not to meet the demands of the unions, I would be scared,” Mitchell said. “This movement is spreading. We’ve been on the streets consistently, we’re building on the electoral front, and now we’re seeing this conversation at the highest levels of labor.” … [Read more...] about Unions pledge walkoffs, job actions to support ‘Black Lives Matter’ before election
The U.S. experienced 637 riots between May 26 and Sept. 12, and 91% of those riots were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the US Crisis Monitor, a joint project of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project and the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter Linked To 91% Of Riots Over Three Months, Study Finds