People debating Nike's Kaepernick ads are missing an opportunity: Using shareholder activism to make their voices heard

Sportswear company Nike has received both praise and condemnation for its decision to make former NFL quarterback and racial justice advocate Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.

Cotton Patch Cafe Opens its First Houston-Area Location

Cotton Patch Cafe, the Texas-based Southern homestyle restaurant, celebrates the grand opening its first Houston-area location in Spring.

A mayor in Louisiana bans his city's recreation facilities from buying or using Nike products

A day after Nike announced Colin Kaepernick as the face of the brand's 30th anniversary ad campaign, a city mayor in Louisiana issued a memo banning the purchase and use of any Nike products at the city's booster clubs and ...

The Galleria Announces Retailer Updates and Happenings

Simon, a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, is pleased to announce new retailers, relocations and noteworthy happenings at The Galleria.

Book Shares Inspirational Stories Of Christian Entrepreneurs Working Toward A Greater Purpose

In a society where workforces—especially executives—are encouraged to keep their professional lives and spiritual lives separate, Jeff Holler's Bigger Than Business: Real-World Stories of Business Owners Living Their Purpose is a thought-provoking testimonial to the power of a faith-driven existence—even ...

The hypocrisy of the Nike outrage

Conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson has tweeted and retweeted a handful of rebukes of Nike for choosing to use Colin Kaepernick in its latest "Just Do It" campaign. The ad features a headshot of the former NFL quarterback with ...

Why Nike is betting its slogan on Colin Kaepernick

Nike is siding with Colin Kaepernick because he sells. By making the quarterback a face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, the company believes it will earn support from its core customers: Young shoppers in big cities across ...

JPMorgan settles with black financial advisers who alleged discrimination

JPMorgan Chase will pay $24 million to settle a potential lawsuit from black financial advisers who say they were mistreated at the bank because of their race.

How McDonalds solved its Happy Meal problem

The Happy Meal has come a long way. In response to customer backlash, lawsuits and efforts to ban toys from the kids meal, McDonald's has promised better ingredients, fewer calories and more responsible marketing.

Starbucks will start paying employees to give back

Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit.

Whole Foods Market 365® Independence Heights Opens on August 22

Whole Foods Market 365 opened its first store in Houston and tenth store nationwide on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The 30,000-square foot store is located at 101 North Loop West in Independence Heights.

Uber to pay 56 workers $1.9 million for harassment and discrimination claims

On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs filed paperwork in a Northern California district court that outlined how a $10 million settlement announced in March would be divvied up.

Black Entrepreneur Takes College Care Packages to the Next Level With a New Freshman Fun Box

While care packages are no stranger to the college market, Florida-based Freshman Fun Box is the first Black woman-owned care package and subscription box service specifically geared toward college and boarding school students.

Black Family-Owned Business Celebrates Getting Their Fish Fry Products into 2,500+ Grocery Stores — Within Just 3 Years!

Atlanta-based Joe’s Gourmet, a food-products company has embarked on a national expansion following its appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank and Good Morning America. The family-owned business was founded by Joe Dowell, his wife Maranda, and his parents, Joseph and Patricia. ...

Uber finally hires a chief financial officer as it preps for IPO

Uber finally hired a chief financial officer to help it go public in 2019.