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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?

Why Working On Thanksgiving May Be A Good Thing

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The public reaction to Macy's and Kohl's announcements that they plan to stay open for business on Thanksgiving was swift and disapproving. From the department stores' perspective, it's a matter of trying to squeeze an extra day out of the holiday shopping season and more money from our wallets. Meanwhile, the public is wringing its hands over how many workers will miss precious time with family.

Trendy Coats for Fall and Winter

Catherine Garvin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Catherine Garvin

Autumn is in full swing and gearing up for winter I'm shopping around for more than one coat to fit into my fall fashion schedule.

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 ...

Fire Breaks Out At NYC Macy's Flagship Store

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A two-alarm fire broke out in the basement of Macy's flagship store Friday night, sending plumes of smoke into the air and forcing s...

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...

'The Matrix'... At Macy's... Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy

The pranksters over at Improv Everywhere are following up their "Indiana Jones In Real Life" film hijinks played out in Central Park with a sci-fi tri...

Macy's Announcement Proves Nothing Is Sacred Anymore

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's Inc. says it will open most of its stores for the first time on Thanksgiving, breaking a long-standing tradition for the vene...

Report: Macy's Will Open On Thanksgiving For The First Time Ever

Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago

Retail giant Macy's appears poised to open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155-year history, according to multiple reports the com...

Supermodel Camila Alves-McConaughey Talks Fall Fashion Trends and Fun Halloween Costumes

Catherine Garvin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Catherine Garvin

Supermodel, designer and celebrity wife Camila Alves-McConaughey recently hosted in the Pacific Northwest a trendy fashion event as Macy's I.N.C. Brand Ambassador.

Men's Fashion: Portland Street Style

Catherine Garvin | Posted 12.10.2013 | Style
Catherine Garvin

Men's style on the street in Portland is all about layering for the fast pace change in weather during the autumn season.

October: Color Me Pink!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

I now see October as PINK. I envision rows of white cupcakes with pink butter cream icing. After all, I was diagnosed October 4th. For me, October 4th has become my second birthday and I celebrate that day every year.

My Credit Card Company Lost My Payment. Now What?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Dear Steve, In March 2013, I purchased $74.98 with a brand new Macy's Star Rewards card. They sent a statement, I paid the full amount, on time, in...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

Glam Launch Party for Macy's Glamorama Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing "a home away from home" just steps from where their child is being treated in the hospital.

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

iHeart Radio's Rising Star, Alex Jacke Takes on Music Industry Full Force as an Emerging Artist

Jordan Harris | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jordan Harris

With only two EP's to his name, emerging recording artist and songwriter, Alex Jacke's soothing vocals, enticing lyrics, charm and rapidly growing fan base are enough to give R&B veteran, Trey Songz and newcomer, Travis Garland a run for their money.

Online Shopping Made Easy -- It's (All) About Time!

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Wouldn't it be great if there was a software program, website and mobile application that would consolidate all this searching, shopping, discounting headache into something more manageable?

Rethinking Fast Fashion After Bangladesh

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Bianca Brooks I’ve always had a deep love for fashion. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized ...

Madonna, Macy's Teaming Up For One-Night Fashion Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Style

Madonna must really, really like Macy's. The iconic singer is allowing her most famous fashion looks to grace the department store for a one-night ...

Macy's Denied Restraining Order Against J.C. Penney

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court judge is allowing J.C. Penney Co. to sell a new line of home goods designed by Martha Stewart while an appe...

Big Loss For Macy's

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney can sell certain home goods designed by Martha Stewart that were destined for shelves in May — for now, a New York Sta...

Martha Stewart At Center Of Courtroom Battle

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

* Month-long mediation effort fizzles * Penney CEO Ron Johnson ousted as trial resumes * Macy's claims exclusive right t...