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Bait-and-switch, study shows Amazon fudges Whole Food prices

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When Amazon.com announced its takeover of Whole Foods, it followed with slashing prices of some of the most purchased items such as avocadoes and eggs.

In the following months, Chuck Grom, an analyst at Gordon Haskett Research Advisors says that the new low prices do not reflect the overall pricing of stores. In fact, the cost of shopping there has actually risen 1 percent.

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Britain’s first black-owned cigar line

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Between daily trainings as a professional athlete and formulating his own beard oil, Mike Edwards hand-rolls cigars for his company, AIREYYS, the first black-owned cigar line in England.

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Equal employment opportunity commission goes digital, finally

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives about 10,000 complaints annually. Up until recently, processing claims were by phone calls, in-person office visits and snail mail, which created a backlog in the tens-of-thousands.

With the onslaught of sexual misconduct reports, the federal government announcing that it is going digital provides some relief for claims handlers and those who file.

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Educator diversity is low in NYC; a nationwide issue

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Educator diversity in New York City schools is disturbingly low says The Educator Trust-New York.

According to the organization, Latino and Black students represent 43 percent of New York State’s K-12 enrollment, yet only 16 percent of the state’s teachers are Latino or Black.

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Newark works to curb gentrification, long road ahead

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Working to curb gentrification, Newark’s City Council adopted inclusionary zoning ordinance mandating new projects with 30 or more residential units to set aside 20% affordable housing.

The city’s mayor, Ras Baraka has been pushing for more inclusionary policies from developers transforming the city with commercial and residential property that the average long-time resident cannot pay.

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Finding fatherhood: how to be a father in my fatherless world

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On June 18th, I celebrated my fourth Father’s Day. I woke up to well wishes from friends, family, and colleagues from around the country. Then I logged into Facebook – a site I typically avoid on this holiday.

I suffered through the annual disdain for fathers, peppered with a few positive posts about good dads. Before logging out of Facebook, I saw an unfamiliar face in the “Suggested Friends” category: my father’s.

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Ooh baby I like it raw: 4 benefits of oysters

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Let’s talk about the benefits of oysters, whether eaten raw, grilled, seared, fried or as soup base, there is a way to consume and give back to earth:

1. Oyster shells make excellent compost and used as fertilizer for gardens

2. Oysters in garden patches are buried to keep moles and other rodents who create complex underground systems, away from your produce.

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Crushing on Maltese cuisine

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Malta is a little island in the Mediterranean between Italy and North Africa, the cuisine reflects their geographical location as well as their complex history. British, African, Ottoman, Catholic overtones are everywhere in the food and culture.

Mark my words, Maltese cuisine is the one to watch in 2019. Malta will be in the world’s spotlight in 2018 and the world will be pleasantly surprised by their rich food history and culture.

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Republican backers of blues destination plan to replicate Antebellum South

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In Cleveland, Mississippi, a town in the Delta, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, sons of the POTUS, unveil a luxury, four-star hotel brand called, Scion, a building designed to replicate an antebellum plantation.

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In the game of taxis: Tokyo 1, Uber 0

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Tokyo taxis ensure dominance over on-demand private driver company, Uber Technologies Inc. Whereas, Uber draws blood in its fights in the US., Europe and Brazil, the company is de-clawed in Japan with making about 1 percent of sales.

One of the major person’s behind this is Ichiro Kawanabe, creator of taxi-hailing app called, Japan Taxi Co.. He is also the chairman of Japan’s taxi federation and grandson to the founder of popular cab company, Nishon Kotso. Kawanabe rallied taxi fleets and lawmakers to pass tough regulations for licensing and ensure competitive rates.

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