Viewpoints, December 1, 2016

Did you partake in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday this year? Why or why not?

Adonis Nyabogna, Landover, Maryland I didn't Black Friday shop, because I shop year-round and whatever I need, I will get it when I'm ready. I don't like the huge crowds and fighting over stuff, it's not that serious.Kenya Nelson, Washington, D.C. I did a little bit of shopping, but not much because bills are real and Christmas is coming.Shemeka Wright, Boston I definitely Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopped and got a pot set, pillows and other things that I needed from Wal-Mart for great prices. You can't beat the deals, especially when it's things that you need.Theresa Oliphant, Charlotte, North Carolina No, I didn't participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday, because I feel that in my older age, there is more to me than just shopping. I used to be a big Black Friday shopper, but it's just not something that I'm interested in anymore. Plus, things are so dangerous now. I prefer to online shop anyway, but it doesn't necessarily have to be on Cyber Monday.Vicente Massey, Washington, D.C. I did not participate in [any] of it. Due to financial obligations, I wasn't able to participate. I never do, actually. I don't see the point. It's a deal, but if you save for what you want, you can get it anytime. It's a ploy.

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Sarafina Wright –Washington Informer Staff Writer

Sarafina Wright is a staff writer at the Washington Informer where she covers business, community events, education, health and politics. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge, the Informer’s millennial publication. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she attended Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A proud southern girl, her lineage can be traced to the Gullah people inhabiting the low-country of South Carolina. The history of the Gullah people and the Geechee Dialect can be found on the top floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In her spare time she enjoys watching either college football or the Food Channel and experimenting with make-up. When she’s not writing professionally she can be found blogging at E-mail: Social Media Handles: Twitter: @dreamersexpress, Instagram: @Sarafinasaid, Snapchat: @Sarafinasaid

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