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Police commissioner apologizes to men arrested at Starbucks

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized for “making worse” when he initially said officers did nothing wrong in arresting two black men.
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Racism Shuts Down Starbucks

After two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after being accused of trespassing, the CEO of the international coffee company, Kevin Johnson, has announced he will shut down more than 8,000 U.S. 274 more words


Starbucks and the Hogwash Known as Implicit Bias

by Christopher Paslay

The supposed implicit bias seen at a Philadelphia Starbucks is similar to the ‘spectral evidence’ seen during the Salem Witch Trials.

By now we know the story.  1,223 more words

Free Speech

Waiting While Black at Starbucks

During the Jim Crow era, Louis Armstrong asked, “What did I do to be so black and blue?”

In 2018, men in blue uniforms arrested two African Americans whose only sin is in their skin. 616 more words


Mother Asking For Early Birthday Cards For Young Cancer-Stricken Son

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A young boy battling cancer was able to get his dream job during a ceremony at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Thursday. 177 more words


Commissioner Ross Talks With DA Krasner Over Clash With FOP

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says he will not rush to judgement on whatever was said earlier this week by District Attorney Larry Krasner, when the DA met with a group of police recruits just before they graduated from the Police Academy. 170 more words


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Praises Officers Paying It Forward

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s top cop was honored Friday at a luncheon celebrating Black History Month. The event took place at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. 133 more words