Season’s ‘beatings’ begin as Black Friday sweeps the country

Black Friday fight at Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, Alabama (Image Source: YouTube Screenshot)

The end of Thanksgiving day marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season with annual Black Friday sales. Unfortunately, it also marks the time when shoppers lose their damn minds in search of seasonal deals on name brand items. Experts agree that the best way to avoid the long lines is to do your shopping over the internet. Cyber Monday will soon be here and according to Adobe Analytics, shoppers will spend an estimated $6B this year. It is predicted that over the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, consumers will spend $19.7B.

In order to outwit the long line of shoppers, some folks are disguising themselves as store employees and even selling Walmart vests. Two Twitter users posted the following:

Twitter post from randolphin (Image Source: Twitter/@savethebandit)


Twitter post from Red (Image Source: Twitter/@xonaeexo)

So use the internet and avoid what happened in Birmingham, Alabama at the Riverchase Galleria when police were called after a fight broke out between two women:

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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