First off Black Friday is not an prelude or precursor to Black History month so you wont have to hear speeches you normally dont want to hear What is black Friday, for those of you who don’t know?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the all-important Christmas shopping season. However, such was the enthusiasm in parts of the country, shoppers resorted to violence to bag the best bargains. Every year Black Friday brings dramatic price slashing, massive media coverage and hordes of shoppers.
Black Friday was first used by police in Philadelphia in the 1960s to describe the massive crowds and traffic jams that hit the sales after Thanksgiving. It wasn’t until the 1980s that an alternative theory started to appear, suggesting that it was the day that marked retailers moving from the red to the black, as they started made profits for the first time in the year. People have died in a stampede of shoppers rushing into get the latest deals.
How You can Protect yourself &Your family during Black Friday
I found this guide online and had to share with you. I want you to to be safe . More to come as we approach this deadly day of darkness. Stay Tuned and stay safe.
- Yep, Shoppers Started Camping Out For Black Friday This Wednesday (consumerist.com)
- Walmart Employees Organizing Black Friday Walkout (shoppingblog.com)
- More stores offering ‘Black Friday’ deals earlier, on Thanksgiving (kansas.com)
- Major Retailers Push Black Friday Into Thanksgiving (shoppingblog.com)
- Is Black Friday for Real? (cashnetusa.com)
- Mall of America expects 200,000 Black Friday shoppers, will have 180 stores open at midnight (bizjournals.com)
- ‘Black Friday’ Shoppers Line Up Over One Week Early (losangeles.cbslocal.com)