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Retailers Turn Thanksgiving Into Black Thursday [Infographic]

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Economy

Originally published on Colorlines on November 27, 2013. Infographic by Erin Zipper.  There are more than 16 million retail workers in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this year many big-name stores have asked them to work through the Thanksgiving holiday. It seems Black Friday has now become Black Thursday, and at least a dozen stores are opening their doors in the middle of turkey day. Those working on Thanksgiving are […]

How Tech Stays White

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Economy / Media / Race

Originally published on Colorlines on October 22, 2013. Co-written with Jamilah King. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Roots co-founder Questlove can agree on one thing: The Big Apple has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley. That much was made clear when the two appeared in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood on October 1 for the opening of the “Made in NY”  center, which is being touted as a cross-industry hub of creative innovation. “Collaboration between […]