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.
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.
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.
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.