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Black Thursday

Jillian Berman

How Thanksgiving Is Dividing The Nation In Two | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business

A single mom in Pennsylvania may skip her family’s Thanksgiving dinner so she can start her holiday shopping early. A newly divorced dad plans on ge...

What Black Thursday Protesters Have Gotten Completely Wrong

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Black Thursday is more commonly known as Thanksgiving, a day when families -- dysfunctional and otherwise -- gather to over-eat and give gratitude that they are able to. While the day after Thanksgiving has long been the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season, the starting bell has been ringing earlier and earlier each year.

How Can We Reclaim the Holiday Season From Corporations?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Kids need to play. It is vitally important to their development. But they don't need to play with Elmo or a hunk of plastic that recites the alphabet with a twang or a drawl. Kids need to play with us and with each other and all alone.

'This Is My First Black Friday, And I Don't Particularly Like It'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

Black Thursday officially took over. The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from M...

Dave Jamieson

What's Your Thanksgiving Worth To You? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.28.2013 | Business

How much is a Thanksgiving with your loved ones worth to you? If you were asked to give it up, would its value be $10.09 per hour? How about $15.0...

Permanent Loss of Respect: Stemming the Demise of Thanksgiving and American Democracy

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Today, Thanksgiving is all about football, gluttony, and now even sensational shopping rather than a celebration of the goodness and bounty of our land and our people. Much of our lack of respect of Thanksgiving comes down to a societal impudence for our great American institutions.

Working Poor This Thanksgiving

Rebecca Smith | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays. But while most of us will spend it sitting down to a sumptuous dinner in the company of our loved ones, some of us will be stocking shelves and working the shop floor.