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Tip “T.I.” Harris appeared at Walmart on Cascade Road to personally give away free tickets to the Atlanta screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The Atlanta Walmart on Cascade Road was one of 5 locations nationwide to offer FREE tickets!

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Essie Grundy

Walmart has a huge shoplifting problem. Shoppers are walking off with black hair care products without paying for them. One Los Angeles store is combating the theft problem by locking up black hair care products in a glass cabinet.

But one shopper is crying foul. Essie Grundy says she is being discriminated against based on the color of her skin. She retained celebrity attorney Gloria Allred to represent her in a discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant.

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Patti LaBelle James Wright

Patti LaBelle‘s sweet potato pies are a hit across the nation. Customers report finding empty shelves at Walmart stores that carry the pies bearing LaBelle’s name.

The sweet potato pies sold out everywhere after a positive video review was posted on YouTube.com by a fan.

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A sad video of a little boy valiantly protecting his mom who is fighting with another woman inside Walmart, is making its rounds on the Internet.

The video, which is in 2 parts, doesn’t show how the fight started between the two women (you hear arguing in the background). Part 2 shows the two women scrapping on the floor of the Beech Grove Walmart. The boy’s mother is the woman on top (in black).

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Walmart EBT card stampede

EBT card holders stormed Walmart stores in Mansfield and Springhill, LA on Sunday after the stores began allowing purchases even though the EBT cards showed no limits due to a nationwide glitch.

Walmart stampede Panic set in when the EBT machines went down early Sunday all over the country. The panic turned into a stampede when word filtered out to the hood that the Walmart stores were allowing purchases anyway.

Some shoppers took advantage of the corporate goodwill. One woman rang up a bill of $700.00 but she only had .49 on her card.

A dispatcher for Mansfield 911 said police were called for crowd control as mainly African American EBT card holders cleared the shelves of food.

A Mansfield Walmart employee said the store was forced to close at 9 p.m. because there was no food left on the shelves.

Kayla Whaling, a spokesperson for Walmart, told KSLA News 12 that the company was “fully engaged and monitoring the situation and transactions during the outage.”

KSLA reports there were no arrests.

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Walmart accused dad of kidnapping daughters

Everything little thing makes headline news these days. It doesn’t matter if the headline news started out with good intentions.

A Prince William County, Virginia man says he will never shop at Walmart again after a security guard accused him of kidnapping his children.

Joseph and his wife Keana are an interracial couple.

Thursday started out normally for Joseph when he took his 3 daughters, a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins, with him to a Walmart in Potomac Mills in Woodbridge to cash a check.

Joseph, who asked that his last name not be published, told Fox 5 DC that he spent a few extra minutes in the parking lot buckling the girls into their car seats.

Joseph said he went to pick up his wife, Keana, and when they arrived home, they were surprised to see a police officer waiting for them.

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