*The choir of Wal-marters out there are singing its praises as the Christmas season begins, for most, right now.

Those who affectionately refer to their favorite store as “The W” are simply giddy with the deals that are beginning this weekend, not to mention the return of the layaway plan.

The layaway has been a staple in the black community since bartering lost its momentum approximately 60 years ago. (more…)