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Why We Tip: Survey Shows Racial Divide

When African Americans dine out, the service had better measure up if the server is expecting a good tip.

That’s among the findings of a recent poll by The Root on attitudes and habits regarding tipping.

Read more at The Root…

Hotel Housekeeper Tells Magazine of Her Encounter with Strauss-Khan

The Sofitel hotel housekeeper, who accused Dominique Strauss-Khan of sexual assault, is going on the record. She recently gave a long and tearful interview, with her full name and picture attached, that provides her detailed account of the May encounter — including that Mr. Strauss-Kahn told her “You’re beautiful” as he attacked her.

Read more at the New York Times

Smiley and West Launch Bus Tour Critiquing Obama

(The Associated Press) Black activists Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are planning a 15-city “Poverty Tour” to bring attention to the needy and to what they say are the failings of President Barack Obama.

West, a Princeton University professor, and Smiley, host of a TV talk show, expect to begin the bus trip Aug. 5 at a Native American reservation in Wisconsin. With visits to soup kitchens, housing projects, farms, families and low-wage workers, they say they hope to create momentum for large-scale job creation programs and put poverty on the 2012 election agenda.

Read more at The Grio…

LinkedIn Launches Button That Lets You Apply for Jobs

LinkedIn just made it easier to apply for a job, thanks to the launch of its new “Apply With LinkedIn” button.

The business-oriented social network is billing the new feature as “the future of job applications.” The company’s goal is to make the job application process as simple as a click.

Read more at Mashable…

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