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It's Not Just Barneys...Unconscious Bias is a Business Risk...How Much is it Costing Your Business?

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Elizabeth R. Thornton

Businesses are constantly confronted with risk, some are unpredictable and uncontrollable but others can be measured, evaluated and mitigated. A business's success often depends on its ability to identify and minimize risk.

Major Fashion Retailers Will Discuss How NOT To Be So Racist

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

Thanks to the racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Barneys and Macy's over the past several weeks, a group of major fashion retailers have dec...

WATCH: 'He's Not Jay Z, He's Jay Z Penny'

Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

Since news broke of Barney’s alleged racist culture targeting customers, Jay Z has also faced a tremendous amount of backlash stemming from his fort...

Kim Bhasin

Barneys Workers Say The Store Really Is Ridiculously Racist | Kim Bhasin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

On the sales floor at the Madison Avenue flagship store of Barneys New York, salespeople would joke about customers who, in their view, didn't belong....

Macy's and Barney's Incidents Should Teach Us: Dollars and Sense

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

What African American doesn't have a story, where some unknown guard challenged you or followed you out of the store. What about the annoying stores that make you pull out the receipt on the way out the door, and have the security guard ravage through your purchased goods?

Al Sharpton & Barneys CEO Have 'Very Candid And Open' Meeting

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 12.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton met with the CEO of Barneys New York on Tuesday to discuss allegations of racial ...

The Perils Of 'Shopping While Black'

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

-- The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly j...

Report: Macy's, Barneys Under Investigation For Racial Profiling

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The New York state attorney general is investigating Macy's Inc and Barneys New York Inc after complaints from black cu...

Macy's Speaks Out Against Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — No Macy's employees were involved in the detention or questioning of a black actor who claims he was stopped because of ...

The Inside Game: Why Jay Z Shouldn't Back Out of Barney's Deal

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

This may not be the prevailing view in the Black community, but I don't think Jay Z should drop out of his upcoming holiday collaboration with Barney's. Now before you unleash a barrage of nasty criticism in the comment box, just hear me out.

Jay Z Responds To Backlash Regarding Barneys Collaboration

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of ra...

Barneys Set To Take Action Against Discrimination Claims

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Barneys New York hired an anti-discrimination expert and agreed to have its chief executive meet with a civil rights group follow...

First Barneys, Now Macy's Accused of Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

Barneys isn't the only store being accused of racial discrimination. Now, Macy's has been slapped with a lawsuit implicating the luxury store of racia...

Kim Bhasin

Barneys' Racial Profiling Problem Stretches Back At Least 20 Years | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business

Back in the spring of 1990, Johnnie Roberts was looking to celebrate a journalism award he had won. Roberts, who is black, headed to Barneys on 7th Av...

Civil Rights Group Seeks Meeting With Barneys CEO Following Racism Controversy

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA and JAKE PEARSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York department store, accused of racially profiling shoppers, said Thursday it has retained a civil ri...

Another Black Shopper Accuses Barneys And NYPD Of Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Barneys has posted a response on their Facebook page in regards to the allegations of racial discrimination against the company. (functio...

Barneys Accused Of Racial Profiling Once Again By Another Shopper

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Another shopper is accusing Barneys New York of racial profiling. Kayla Phillips, who is black, says police questioned ...

Kim Bhasin

Barneys New York: We're Not Racist! | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

After a lawsuit was filed against Barneys New York this week accusing it of racial discrimination, the upscale retailer said Wednesday that it has "ze...

Black College Student Reportedly Arrested For Buying A Designer Belt (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Barneys has posted a response on their Facebook page, providing clarification about employee participation in the incident. (function(d,...

The Barneys Warehouse Sale Shopping Tips

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.30.2013 | Style
Yvonna Russell

Grab a coffee or tea for the long line outside. This sale is diva warfare, fatigue sets in and it's cold in there. Leave your handbag at home, you'll only have to check it and retrieve upon leaving the store.

The Faithful Shopper: Reflections 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.

The Pre-Holiday Rush Begins in Earnest

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

Thursday night was a busy one in the city, and I used it as an opportunity to check out some of the holiday windows on Madison Avenue before heading to a much anticipated spa opening downtown.

Charlotte Neuville Creates Divine Desserts for Barneys

Judi Roaman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Style
Judi Roaman

Internationally renowned fashion designer Charlotte Neuville has had a long career trajectory. At the urging of her friends, she took her lifelong love of food on her next journey.

PHOTOS: Disney & Barneys Unveil Their Holiday Windows In New York

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 11.15.2012 | Style

Minnie Mouse danced with Sarah Jessica Parker -- jealous much?

Disney and Barney's Are Sorry...That You're a Misinformed Minnie Mouse Activist

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Let's hope Disney and Barney's come to their senses and find some chic, stylish threads for the real Minnie and crew to fit into soon.