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Amazon has stolen black Friday

Black Friday

Anthony Saldana

November 14, 2018

If you remember holiday shopping before Amazon Prime, you’ll find this year’s version of Black Friday is completely different. Black Friday is an unofficial holiday filled with great deals, long lines, cold weather and fight videos uploaded to YouTube. It used to be a tradition to find and circle...

The darkness behind Black Friday

People crowd the first floor of Macy’s department store as they open at midnight on November 23, 2012 in New York to start the store’s “Black Friday” shopping weekend.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Justice Lovin

November 8, 2017

On the 24th of November this year, something magical is going to happen. Without any fluctuation in the value of the dollar, products, for a few hours, will sell for considerably lower prices than they do on any other day of the year. And yet, they will be the same products. The Friday after thanksgiving is called Blac...

Holiday hypocrisy highlights our true values

Justice Lovin

November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It is a celebration of family and, if you accept the narrative rather than the historical record, of tolerance. Perhaps best of all, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to practice humility and appreciate the simple things in life. It is unfortunate that this celebration of t...

Black Friday becomes black weekend

December 26, 2012

While there are several varying reports on the success of retailers’ Black Friday efforts this year, the increase of retail shopping days has expanded, forcing some store employees to work nine hour shifts and taking consumers away from the Thanksgiving table with the lure of savings on products in high...