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Shopping While Black: The Role of Race in Retail

Minorities report feeling uncomfortable in stores more often than white people.<p>Shopping while black, shopping while brown—racial profiling at the store—has long been decried in minority communities. Recent examples of the problem have cropped up on either side of the Atlantic. Some have been …

Domestic violence advert stirs up storm in South Africa

An image of a battered woman in a tight-fitting gold-and-white dress has caused a social media storm in South Africa and around the world.<p>The picture was published in local newspapers on Friday as part of a Salvation Army campaign highlighting the scourge of the abuse of women in South Africa.<p>The …

South Africa

The Audacity of Talking About Race With the Ku Klux Klan

Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.<p>When musician Daryl Davis first met a member of the Ku Klux Klan he was the only black man in a country band. They were playing a gig at an all-white venue in Frederick, Maryland. …

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

The myth destroying America: Why social mobility is beyond ordinary people’s control

Americans overwhelmingly believe they control their financial destinies, but a huge body of research says otherwise<p>In America, there is a strongly held conviction that with hard work, anyone can make it into the middle class. Pew recently found that Americans are far more likely than people in …

At 59%, Support for Same-Sex Marriage Hits New High

Almost six in ten Americans say they favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into same-sex marriages, the highest level of support ever recorded in a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>In the new survey released Monday, 59 percent of Americans said that they favor same-sex marriages while …

Same-sex Marriage

Financial Exclusion: Why the Poor Get Poorer

America has for too long tolerated financial exclusion. It sounds terrible and it is. Financial exclusion is a hardship on 68 million Americans and an unnecessary burden on the economy.<p>Financial exclusion is the lack of access to common financial services such as a checking or savings account. It …

Loans

How a Broken Taillight Can Be a Death Sentence in America

So now we know: A broken taillight can get you killed in America.<p>The situation that led to the killing of Walter Scott by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina is indicative of the crisis created by the growing criminalization of poverty in America and the persistent …

Women Should NOT Become President of the United States of America? Really?!

Ms. Cheryl Rios, CEO of Go Ape Marketing recently incurred a barrage of criticism when she posted on her personal Facebook page her belief that women should not become President of the United States. Rios said women are not capable of the Presidency due to: "hormones" and a "biblical background ... …

Gender

The sad state of inequality in America in 12 charts

Looking beyond just the real incomes of the 1%, several other measures show that inequality in the US has been rising for the past few decades.<p>We put together a dozen charts and maps that show some of the core issues of inequality.

23 super-successful people share the best advice they ever received

In fact, many of the most successful leaders are where they are today because they took advice from people they trusted.<p>Here we've compiled some of the best tips that executives have shared throughout the years.<p><i>Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Company's Logo

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great logos are recognizable in a blink. They also should make a lasting impression.<p>Target hits the bullseye, Nike goes swoosh, and Apple catches the eye<b>.</b> All three company’s iconic logos are unique, memorable and stand the test of time. …

If the passenger in the seat next to you buy a snack or a movie, you probably will too

If the passenger sitting next to you on a flight buys a snack or a movie, does that make it more likely that you, too, will buy something?<p>Yes, says Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Pedro M. Gardete. He examined what’s known as social effect—when our behavior is influenced by the …

Marketing Strategy

7 Secrets Behind Warren Buffett’s Billions

Warren Buffett is incredibly successful, and he’s built a mountain of wealth.<p>Today, he’s the second richest person in the world, worth an estimated …