When a barista at a Philadelphia Starbucks infamously called the cops on two black men sitting there minding their own business, the incident revealed how one employee’s racism could sully the reputation of an entire business. But just because Holly Hylton called 911 doesn’t mean Starbucks is racist or in bed with the…
The Philadelphia Police Department announced that it will change the way officers handle trespassing calls after a debacle in which two men were arrested in a Center City Starbucks café for possession of blackness with intent to exist.
Some may say it’s too little, too latte, as 8,000 Starbucks prepare to shut down Tuesday for anti-bias training. About 175,000 Starbucks employees will attend the anti-bias training on the heels of the coffee chain facing backlash after two black men were arrested for sitting in a store without ordering right away.
Remember that white girl who called the cops on those two black guys?
Meek Mill isn’t a free man. Despite his joyous appearances at Philadelphia 76ers games or his return to Kevin Hart’s Instagram, the Philly native is still navigating the terms of his probation ahead of a hearing in June.
Updated Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 3:10 p.m. EDT: Starbucks says it has settled for a yet undisclosed amount with Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, two black men who were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after a manager called the cops on them.
W. Kamau Bell was chatting with his wife, his baby girl and his wife’s friends at an outdoor table of the Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, Calif., when an employee assumed that he was “harassing” them. This happened on Jan. 26, 2015, his birthday. According to Bell, the employee knocked on the window from the inside in an…
As a member of Omega Psi Phi, I feel like I can make this joke:
In 2014 a Starbucks employee in Milwaukee made a phone call to police that resulted in the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton. Hamilton, 31, was sleeping outside near the Starbucks when the employee called law enforcement. After what an officer said became a physical confrontation, he fired 14 shots at Hamilton,…
The two men who were arrested for merely existing in a Philadelphia Starbucks are finally speaking out about their ordeal and how it left them in fear for their lives as they were forced to interact with the police over a nonissue.
When two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday for simply sitting there, being black and minding their business, people in the store who witnessed it were outraged, including Melissa DePino—whose video recording of the arrest went viral on social media.
Police across the country just can’t seem to break out of their M.O. of enforcing and reinforcing this country’s long-standing, irrational fear of black bodies.