Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson will personally mentor 2 entrepreneurs who were famously arrested while waiting for a friend at a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks last month.
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The two black men who were arrested for trespassing in a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks last month have settled with the city and Starbucks.
Waffle House released a statement claiming the woman who was arrested at an Alabama Waffle House last week made threats of violence to employees.
Social media activists are calling for justice for a black woman after two Caucasian Alabama police officers arrested the woman inside an Alabama Waffle House at 2:15 a.m. Monday.
Sinclair Broadcasting is taking Bill Maher’s side in a heated debate with leftists over free speech and advertising boycotts. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host caught flack after he defended Fox News host Laura Ingraham against boycotts on his show on Friday night.
T.I. Harris used his clout with the Atlanta mayor’s office to broker an agreement with Houston’s that ends the months long boycott over alleged discrimination practices at the popular Buckhead eateries.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
Singer The Weeknd has severed his business ties with H&M after the European clothing giant ran an advertisement on its UK website featuring a black boy wearing a hoodie with the words “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”.
On Monday afternoon Weeknd tweeted: “woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore…”
H&M, which is based in Sweden, apologized and removed the advertisement on Sunday. But that was not enough for Weeknd and others who remain highly offended by the racist advertising gimmick.
“This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended,” the company told the NY Daily News.
Two other hoodies from the same company featured white boy models, including one labeled a jungle “survival expert.”
Dark-skinned dancers are on strike in New York City over alleged racial discrimination by strip club owners.
According to reports, the dancers accuse club owners of practicing discrimination against dark-skinned dancers who want to work on big nights that are hosted by celebrities.
Rapper T.I. Harris, center, is still protesting outside Houston’s restaurants in Atlanta. The 38-year-old music mogul claims the restaurant is discriminating against black people, but he hasn’t provided any evidence of actual incidents of racial discrimination.
ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill bit off more than she could chew when she objected to a statement by Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones.
ESPNS says Hill, 41, crossed the line when she urged her followers to boycott Jones’ sponsors after he said he wouldn’t tolerate any of his players disrespecting the American flag.
Police in Charlottesville, Virginia arrested the man who drove his car into a crowd of an anti-fascist protestors at a white supremacist rally near Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed.
Black Lives Matter occupied the street in front of the governor’s mansion for hours in Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood on Monday night.
The crowd of mostly Caucasian suburbanites and black college students yelled and called for Governor Nathan Deal to meet with them outside the mansion’s gates. But according to reports, Deal was out of the country.
Brietbart.com contributor Andy Park wore a hidden camera to test Target’s transgender bathroom policy that allows men to use the women’s restroom.
Wearing a button down shirt, blue jeans, and 2 days of beard stubble, Park asked an employee at the Bay Pines Target store in St Petersburg if he could use the ladies restroom. The employee laughed and said a man came in the day before and asked the same question.
Beyonce Knowles can forget about a police escort to her sold out Miami concert in April.
Miami’s largest police union, with 1,100 police officers, voted to boycott Beyonce’s upcoming Miami concert.
Officers from the Miami Police Department join their brothers in blue at the Tampa Police Department, who also refuse to work Beyonce’s concerts.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o says there’s an “unconscious prejudice” in the Academy Awards nominations process.
The 32-year-old Mexican who won an Oscar for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2014, expressed disappointment in “the lack of inclusion in this year’s Academy Awards nominations,” which she says “has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.”