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    2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The […]
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    Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrests […]
  • Utah

    NAACP calls for Utah schools to address rise in racial bullying

    SALT LAKE CITY – The NAACP is calling on school districts and the Department of Justice to try and do something about a disturbing trend they’ve seen in Utah. They’re not seeing a rise in threats, necessarily, but, NAACP Salt Lake Branch President Jeanetta Williams says they’re seeing more and more kids using the N-word […]
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    Starbucks to train workers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests “reprehensible,” arrived in Philadelphia this weekend after video of […]
  • Utah

    Heckler hurls racist slogan at black comic in West Jordan

    A Utah comedian is speaking out about how and why he confronted a member of his audience who called out a racist slogan during one of his recent shows.