Sears is closing 46 more stores — here’s where they are

Sears says it will close 46 more stores in November. Liquidation sales are set to kick off next week. Sears Holdings SHLD is closing more stores. The company said this week it is shuttering 46 more stores in November. The locations are spread across the United States (See a full list below.) “We continue to evaluate our network of stores, which is a critical component to our integrated retail transformation, and will make further adjustments as needed,” the company said in a statement. Liquidation sales at the 33 Sears stores and 13 Kmarts are expected to begin next week, according to Sears. The company also said that eligible workers will receive severance and be able to apply for openings at other nearby stores. Sears said in January it was planning to shut more than 100 stor...Read More

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is blaming Facebook for ‘unlawful’ advertising tactics (FB)

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint over the company’s ad targeting tools available to housing advertisers. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s complaint sides with advocacy groups that brought a lawsuit against Facebook in March. The lawsuit claims that Facebook violates fair-housing laws, which follows a massive investigation by ProPublica. The Justice Department filed a “statement of interest” on Friday that sides with housing groups who claim that Facebook’s advertising platform violates fair-housing laws. The statement allows a suit filed in March, led by the National Fair Housing Alliance, to live on. According to the housing groups, Facebook’s tools allow advertisers to target by sex, religion, familial status and nati...Read More

4 Reasons why you NEED to get Black to Business

In the words of Minister Louis Farrakahn: “Let us get up from the foot of our 400-year-old enemy and stop being beggars and start thinking of ourselves as builders!” We have so much power and no understanding of how to use it, but no more. Here are four reasons why you should support black-owned businesses:     Our communities become stronger. It is said that the black dollar stays in the black community for only six hours.  According to Noel King, reporter for Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty desk, “Blacks tend to spend more on electronics, utilities, groceries, and footwear. They spend a lot less on new cars, alcohol, entertainment, healthcare, and pensions.”Research has shown that the economic state of a community is partially related to the amount of money spent in the businesses withi...Read More

Best networking events for Black professionals in 2018

  Ryan Leslie networking at the 2017 RIDE Conference in Atlanta, GA. One of the major keys to success is surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are on the same path. You can start forming your circle of individuals by attending the best networking events there are for Black professionals who seek the same relationships. Here are the conferences you should mark on your calendar for the remainder of 2018. RIDE Conference  September 28-29, 2018 Atlanta, Georgia Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference (RIDE) will highlight the need and opportunity in technology for multicultural millennials and professionals. RIDE is a platform to generate interest in their respective professions. It is a chance to share their business acumen and career insights through case...Read More