Tag: Walmart

‘Profiled, Stalked and Murdered’: Footage Shows Cops Gunning Down Unarmed Black Man At a California Walmart

Diante “Butchie” Yarber, 26, was a father of three who was driving his cousin's Mustang with the cousin in the back seat. Just weeks after the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California cops in Barstow gunned down an unarmed black man in a Walmart parking lot, the Bee reports. Diante “Butchie” Yarber, 26, was …

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Walmart Pathetically Tries to Co-Opt the #MeToo Movement

The removal of Cosmopolitan from the check out aisle is nothing but censorship. Don’t expect to see Cosmopolitan the next time you’re waiting in line to check out at Walmart. After an aggressive campaign by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an organization largely focused on fighting pornography, Cosmopolitan will be relegated only to the …

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Not allowed to buy a rifle, 20-year-old files lawsuits against Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods

On the heels of yet another school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida, a couple of weeks ago, Walmart and then Dick’s Sporting Goods outlets announced that they would be raising the buying age for firearms to 21 years of age. Since that time, public opinion of the two chains has been mostly positive. Unlike …

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Dick’s and Walmart get a public opinion boost after new gun sales restrictions

Campaign Action Two major retail chains, Dick’s and Walmart, recently took assault rifles off their shelves entirely and said they’d stop selling guns to people under 21. The first effect that move has had is on the public reputations of both companies: A new survey of consumers by research firm YouGov BrandIndex shows that the “buzz score” …

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Walmart and Dick’s Bypass Congress, Adopt Their Own Stricter Gun Control Policies

Click here for reuse options! People are outraged, and the companies are listening. Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods both announced this week that regardless of congressional inaction, they will voluntarily adopt stricter gun policies. Walmart said Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms or ammunition to anyone under age 21, despite the fact that …

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On Thursday, Walmart Once Again Proved What an Unethical, Full of B.S. Company It Is

Once upon a time, I worked for Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart. When Forward Progressives first launched, I still had a lot of ties to my days working there, which meant I got quite a few… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives

Walmart gives workers a way to skip payday lenders, but no way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Walmart is taking steps to make its workers a little less likely to have to go to predatory payday lenders … but not by paying them a living wage or offering more full-time schedules.  The world’s biggest retailer has unveiled financial-planning tools designed by Even Responsible Finance Inc. and PayActiv Inc., a move that lets its employees access earned wages …

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Houston neighbors said no to Walmart and invested in Black-owned businesses after the hurricane

Three months ago, Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston and coastal Texas, killing 82 people, displacing more than 60,000, and leaving parts of Houston with severe wind and flood damage. As the city recovers from the strongest hurricane to hit in more than 50 years, many of its residents in historically Black neighborhoods continue to struggle …

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There Was a Terrorist Attack in a Colorado Walmart Last Week, and No One Is Talking About It

White supremacist violence seemingly doesn't count in Trump's America. Scott Ostrem, a 47-year-old, white man, walked into a Walmart north of Denver on Nov. 1 and opened fire. Eyewitnesses described him as “nonchalantly” shooting shoppers with a handgun, killing three. Police captured Ostrem alive the next day. They said they had “no possible motive for the shooting other than …

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