Police say man saved many lives by stopping gunman in Waffle House shooting

Police say a 29-year-old man saved many lives when he confronted the gunman during the deadly mass shooting at Waffle House early Sunday morning.

Sears CEO offers to buy Kenmore brand

Sears' CEO and majority owner Eddie Lampert is offering to buy the Kenmore brand and some other assets from the troubled retailer. Lampert's offer letter to the company he controls says he's making the bid because the company hasn't been ...

How major companies handle and botch public relations crises

Over the past several days, two major American companies found themselves facing public relations disasters. A fatal engine failure aboard a Southwest flight left the airline scrambling to ensure passengers that its planes are safe. And Starbucks was in the ...

The ACLU says there's a large disparity in police stops in area where Starbucks arrest happened

The area of Philadelphia where two men were arrested while waiting at a Starbucks last week has what the American Civil Liberties Union calls "the highest racial disparities in pedestrian stops in the entire city."

The average Goldman Sachs worker made $110,000 in three months

Wall Street is alive and well. Goldman Sachs reported a $2.8 billion profit for the first quarter Tuesday, topping forecasts. And workers at the investment bank were rewarded handsomely. Compensation expenses — a number often referred to as the bonus ...

Toys 'R' Us rejects bid from Bratz CEO

Toys "R" Us has rejected a bid from the billionaire toymaker behind Bratz dolls and Little Tikes. Isaac Larian placed a $675 million bid for 200 of the remaining 735 Toys "R" Us locations in the United States, and almost ...

Walmart continues its focus on African-American Women Owned Companies

The second Quick Chat video in the three-part series Hidden Talent, sponsored by Walmart, highlights Restaurant Owner Leah Abraham as she shares how hiring locally in Harlem has helped her business grow from humble roots to an in-demand hotspot.

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training ...

Starbucks CEO meets with two black men arrested at Philadelphia store

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has met with the two black men arrested last week at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Johnson apologized for the way they were treated, according to a company spokesperson who declined to disclose details of the meeting.

Spotify Is Looking for New Female Podcasters of Color

With successful podcasts going mainstream like 2 Dope Queens, a show that was recently picked up by HBO, Spotify sees a clear market opportunity when it comes to this new space for content creation.

Meet the Three Black Women Who Started Their Law Firm Through Twitter

Women pursuing a career in the legal sector often face challenges involving poor work-life balance and discrimination in the workplace, and that is one of the reasons why it is not a profession commonly chosen by women. f

Target Settles Employment Discrimination Suit

Target Corp. recently reached a $3.7 million settlement with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund over a lawsuit that alleged the major retailer used a criminal background screening policy that discriminated against Blacks and Latinos.

North Texas CEOs and Boards More Diverse Than Those in Houston, Survey Shows

Three North Texas companies topped a list of Texas businesses with the most diversity among their executives and governance leaders. A report from the National Diversity Council looks at 101 of Texas’ biggest businesses by revenue, ranking them by how ...

Houston Habitat for Humanity receives Wells Fargo neighborhood revitalization grant Groundbreaking for New Community Garden

Houston Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a Wells Fargo neighborhood revitalization grant of $22,500.

Volkswagen CEO could be out in management shakeup

Volkswagen is considering a surprise management shakeup that could include replacing CEO Matthias Mueller.