• Real Estate

    How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind

    As Martavius Jones, a Memphis city councilman, points out, construction outside the city limits was heavily subsidized by city-owned Memphis Light, Gas & Water, which provided new power and gas lines to areas that didn’t pay city taxes, generously underwriting the eastward march of wealthy whites fleeing integrated schools. “My maternal grandmother lived in a little old house on Josephine Street,” Jones says, referring to an Orange Mound address. “I think about all the little old ladies and little old men who constantly paid their taxes, and those taxes went to build up the infrastructure outside the city limits of Memphis.” Americans aren’t accustomed to thinking of utilities and other…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Wayfair‘s Black Friday sale offers up to 70% off select items; Check out these great deals

    Wayfair is offering up to 70 percent off select items this weekend during its Black Friday Sale. There are deals in every department, including living room and bedroom furniture, area rugs, holiday decor, kitchen essentials and more. Check out some of the deals: Imani 81.5” Square Arm Sleeper at Wayfair Save 31 percent off the Imani 81.5′’ Square Arm Sleeper, once $669, is now listed for $459.99. It combines thick cushioning with tufted velvet, sleek arms, tapered wooden legs, and a vintage look that takes you back to the bold and luxurious days of the 1950s. The Leni 33.5′’ Wide Recliner is discounted $130 off and listed for $219.99. Check…

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  • Home Improvement News

    How Stanley Black & Decker Stands Out in the Home Improvement Industry

    June 28, 2021 5 min read This story originally appeared on StockNews Leading household tools manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has generated record growth across all segments as the desire for comfortable living spaces continues to drive increased spending on home improvement projects. In fact, with young homeowners turning to renovation rather than buying new homes, the company is expected to continue seeing a surge in demand for its home improvement goods and services. So, we think SWK’s reasonable valuation, despite the company’s solid organic growth prospects, makes it a solid bet now. Let’s discuss. Founded in 1843, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., New Britain, Conn.-based (SWK) is involved…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    Black out curtains: Curtains that offer cooling, privacy and decor in a single design | Most Searched Products

    One of the most basic steps for furnishing a room involves adding a curtain rod and curtains, and if planned well, they can serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. A room-darkening curtain is perfect for light sleepers who need total darkness for a good night’s rest. Another bonus of room darkening or blackout curtains is that they also act as noise blockers and boost the energy efficiency of the room they’re hung in, by keeping it cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. While buying any kind of curtain, you should be sure about the measurement you need. Most door curtains measure 9 to 7 feet and most…

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  • Home Design

    ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Star Colman Domingo on HIs Vintage Home Design and ‘Retro’ Fashion Favorites: “I’m Kind Of a Purist”

    The ‘Euphoria’ actor and nightlife investor talks about his love for all things ’60s and ’70s, from his midcentury home to gold chains and unbuttoned shirts: “That’s exactly who I’ve become.” After nearly three decades as a character actor — “You do your work and go home,” he says — Colman Domingo is enjoying a breakout moment. An Independent Spirit Award nominee for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and a series regular on Euphoria and Fear the Walking Dead, Domingo, 51, also is the host of his own 20-minute interview and cocktail-making program, AMC’s Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s. The year-old show, whose guests have included directors Radha Blank and Victoria Mahoney,…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Flipp survey reveals 75{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of U.S. and Canadian households are planning home improvements this Spring Black Friday

    “Spring Black Friday is a shopping event that slowly turned into a key sales season for home and garden retailers, but it’s still relatively unknown to consumers,” says Nafisa Kassam, Flipp Chief Deals Officer. “From indoor DIY projects, to outdoor patio makeovers, our focus is to generate awareness for the shopping event that no one’s heard of and inspire consumers to get started on their home DIY renovation project now!” Additional findings from the survey revealed:  The majority of home improvement projects in the U.S. will get started in March through May, while Canadian residents are more likely to wait to kick things off between April through June. 90{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of…

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