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Pan African Film Festival Hosts Starbucks Executive Panel
February 14, 2019
The discussion covered a range of topics from Starbucks’ company mission and values, to its community partnerships and involvement, as well as career opportunities. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality
February 1, 2019
A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes. Right down to the typography and campaign slogans, which are in the style of the historic 1970s campaign of the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Sen. Harris’ rollout has reached for clarity. ... read more »
Starbucks Starts Closing Stores for Anti-Bias Training
May 31, 2018
Nelson and Robinson settled with Starbucks for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. They also reached a deal with the city of Philadelphia for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to establish a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Open Letter to Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory
May 17, 2018
The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning community forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizations across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores previously boycotted.  These community forums will serve as “Black Economic Empowerment Forums," where attendees will develop plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. ... read more »
Black Woman Golfer: It Was Like We Had Targets on Our Backs
April 27, 2018
No charges were filed, but the confrontation Saturday touched a raw nerve after two other somewhat similar incidents. Two Black men in Philadelphia were handcuffed and arrested on April 12 after a Starbucks employee called police because they hadn't bought anything in the store. And employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a Black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company. ... read more »
Starbucks to Close 8,000 Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
April 19, 2018
Curriculum to be designed by nationally recognized experts and will be available for other companies to use. ... read more »
NAACP Statement on Starbucks and Growing Climate of Racism and Intolerance
April 19, 2018
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s premier civil rights organization, issued the following statement following the disgraceful arrest of two African American men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. ... read more »
Snow and toys come to South LA…
December 17, 2015
Thousands of local kids to receive holiday gift bags, play in the snow and meet LA Galaxy Players ... read more »
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