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Shop ‘Black’ this Black Friday

Boutique owner Andrea White agrees and said that instead of going to Macy’s or other similar department stores, give her a chance. A’nies Accents, 1237 S. Michigan Ave., is 2 years old and she said it isn’t unusual for customers who live in the area to just come in to chat.

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...the chance to meet her and the team. She will be at Divas-N-Dogs, 7142 S Exchange Ave. Hot chocolate will be passed out...

Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave., said people need to start supporting the small, independent businesses again.

The fashion designer sells her creations out of her shop, 17 East Pearson Street. The motivation behind creating Maryam Garba Fashion came from personal experiences. After graduating college and...

-Kilimanjaro International—African shop, jewelry, art, and candles,  1305 E. 53rd St.

-Waxy Desires—customized scented candles, 500 W. Cermak

-Brims and Accessories– specializes in designer hats and handbags, and sells jewelry, 1631 E. 87th St.

-Kiwi’s Boutique–1015 S. Western Ave.

-Angel Minaro Spa–2150 S. Canalport, 3C-14

  • GinaSpitz Wicker Park from Wisconson

    A push to shop at small businesses owned by black folks is not racist, nor is it exactly the same as a push to shop at small businesses owned by white people. Unfortunately, discrimination and racial inequality disadvantages black-owned businesses and black business owners in many ways that white owned...

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    A push to shop at small businesses owned by black folks is not racist, nor is it exactly the same as a push to shop at small businesses owned by white people. Unfortunately, discrimination and racial inequality disadvantages black-owned businesses and black business owners in many ways that white owned businesses don't have to worry as much about. They're less likely to have social connections or political connections necessary to get favorable economic and political deals for their businesses and more likely to get higher scrutiny from enforcement organizations. This is not an even playing field. The colorblind ideology being promoted on some of the previous comments ignores these unfortunate truths.

  • EVanek South Shore Irish

    The point of business is to make money. Chicago is full of ethnic neighborhoods. The one's that prosper most appeal not only to locals, but to people from other neighborhoods as well. Black and white, brown, yellow and red - they can all make green together.

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Wal-Mart protest in West Loop draws 125 picketers

The rally in freezing temperatures at the Wal-Mart at 570 W. Monroe St. was among many similar protests planned nationwide. It's at least the third-straight year such Wal-Mart protests have been held on Black Friday.

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Chicago Is The Focus For Thodos Dance's Saturday Show At Auditorium Theatre

The Thodos Dance Chicago “Made in Chicago” dance series begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Pkwy). Tickets are $27 - $67.

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'Rubyfruit' Author Rita Mae Brown in Chicago Dec. 9

Meet Rita Mae Brown in Chicago Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State Street, at 6 p.m. Find out more here: chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events mae brown/event/54529fba3d26ba7c6700e3c6 .

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Rentals to Condos A Positive Trend for Sloop Real Estate Market?

FruVe xPress Juicery Opens at 1130 S. Wabash

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1555 S. Wabash - Photo from CoStar Group Inc. In case you missed this real estate story, this article in Chicago Real Estate Daily points out a positive trend in South Loop real estate:

1640 North Damen apartments, 1640 N Damen Ave, Wicker Park

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Check Out These Black Friday Tech Deals

Shoppers at the Microsoft store in North Bridge Mall, 520 S. Michigan Avenue

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Microsoft stores are located in Schaumburg at the Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Mall, in Oakbrook at the Oakbrook Center, 49 Oakbrook Center and in Chicago on Michigan Avenue, 520 N. Michigan Avenue.

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