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Pakistan Flooding Hits Home

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

By Mindy Lubber Attention T-shirt lovers: Pakistan's catastrophic flooding is important to you, too. Beyond the immense suffering within Pakistan's ...

A Call to Arms: How We Must Take the Fight to Nike

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Nike said that they would never pay out severance to workers in Honduras. But because of workers and consumers fighting together, Nike did pay out. We can make them meet workers' demands again.

NIKE Runs Mountaintop Removal Football Ad, Disrespects Coal Miners

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Nike's blatant advertisement for devastating strip-mining and mountaintop removal operation is one of the most offensive images in years.

How China Feels About America: Dangerous Love

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese are fascinated by America, and often perplexed by our society's inherent contradictions. They are amazed a nation of 300 million self-starters does not come apart at the seams.

Sports Micro-Venture Fund Opens: With $500K on the Line, Are You Game?

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Last week, we launched a $1/2M fund for building or upgrading facilities for organizations that utilize sports as a mechanism for social change.

REI Co-Op Members Rise Up: My Agitprop Job App

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ballinger

This may seem like a cheeky way to get my job application read, but I'm telling you in all sincerity that there are things that your co-op can do that are game-changing.

Jay-Z To Perform At World Basketball Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Jay-Z will provide the opening act for the World Basketball Festival. The rap mogul will perform Thursday night at Radio City Music ...

Nike Mocks Butt-Toning Shoes That Drive Market-Share Loss

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nike Inc.'sEric Sprunk, vice president of global product and merchandising, ended a speech to investors on innovation with a jab at the "toning shoes"...

Nike's New York Shoes: "5-Boroughs Pack" Represents Whole City

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By Nina Mandell DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN -- New Yorkers should beware of the sneaker collectors fast-breaking to Nike retailers Saturda...

Getting Students Stoked on the Summer

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

Did you know it is estimated that students lose more than two months of grade equivalency in math and reading during summer break? This crisis is called the summer learning gap.

Nike Bends To University Demands, Promises To Help Displaced Honduran Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The decades-old campus movement to change Nike's worker treatment policies may finally be gaining traction. In April, the University of Wisconsin was...

Nike Bows to Labor Activists

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheila Shayon

In a landmark, unprecedented win, students and human rights activists have forced the hand of retail giant Nike to pay $1.54 million to compensate 1,800 laid off workers in Honduras.

Ask Workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh: Where Has Corporate Social Responsibility Been?

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Ballinger

Since the earliest "code of conduct" requirements for supplier factories, labor rights have declined nearly to the vanishing point in production-for-export areas around the world.

A New Domain Extension ".CO" Launched This Week

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

There are more than 90 million domain names registered in the .COM extension. Finally a new domain name competitor, fit for companies, corporations and all other forms of commerce, the extension ".CO," has entered the market.

NikeID Makes $100M+: Co-Creation Isn't Just a Trend

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Consumers are actually looking to be empowered to become their own designer. More dollars are being spent on customized products

Police Seize $160K In Fake Nikes From South Loop Boutique

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Loop store owner was arrested Friday for selling more than 1,700 pairs of counterfeit Nike gym shoes. Boe Eng, 43, of the 2500 block of W. 40...

Nike Curses: The Dark Side of Marketing Brilliance

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coggins

To see Nike's World Cup ad is to enjoy it. And why not? But as we get to the business end of the great tournament it's time to face the fact that every player featured in the brilliant bit of marketing has bombed in spectacular fashion.

WATCH: Nike Says Farewell To Ken Griffey, Jr.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ken Griffey, Jr. retired in early June, but Nike said farewell with one final ad for the baseball legend on Monday night. Fittingly, the commercial ai...

The Dumping and Burning of Nike Scrap Shoe Rubber

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Nike has made major public statements about their supposed commitment to protecting the environment. Look at the photos herein and judge for yourself.

Student Campaign Takes on Nike Like Never Before

Rod Palmquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rod Palmquist

Nike's at it again, and it's losing millions due to our powerful anti-sweatshop campaign, mirroring the student movement that forced Nike to disclose its factory locations and recognize garment worker unions a decade ago.

LeBron James Missed Major Opportunity

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mike Green

In this monumental circumstance, in which Maverick and LeBron caused the sports world to stop spinning and hold its collective breath, I believe a mistake was made. A big one.

Nike DISMANTLES LeBron James Mural In Cleveland

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is being dropped off a building. Workers began dismantling the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in dow...

BP Drops the Ball, Nike Scores

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

While BP and Massey are burying their heads in the sand, Nike is meeting its environmental and social risks head on. Even better, it's turning those risks into opportunities.

The LeBron Cost... And Why Teams Needed to Do It

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

As LeBron James headed toward the home stretch in his overhyped, over extended and overanalyzed decision as to where he will play, the naysayers will ...

Twenty Products That Are Cheaper Today Than They Were Ten Years Ago

walletpop.com | Tom Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to inflation, what cost just a buck in 2000 would cost $1.27 today. Happily, the price of some products has not kept up with that inflation; an...