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Philadelphia burning: The city’s forgotten outrage against a Black community

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a com.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytNov 22nd, 2020

Black Activists In Portland "Want Nothing To Do" With The City"s Leftist Anarchists

Black Activists In Portland "Want Nothing To Do" With The City's Leftist Anarchists Tyler Durden Wed, 11/18/2020 - 18:10 The black activist community in Portland is putting some distance between itself and the anarchists r.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 18th, 2020

Philadelphia city council apologizes for approving the police bombing of one of its Black neighborhood"s killing 11 people, including 5 children

On May 13, 1985, police dropped an explosive device on the compound of the Black militant group, MOVE, which sparked a fire that burned down 61 homes. Aerial view of smoke r.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytNov 14th, 2020

New Visit Baltimore campaign will highlight city"s Black community, arts, culture

"Baltimore is a predominantly African-American space and we can't be bashful on that," said Visit Baltimore CEO Al Hutchinson. "We need to own that space.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 1st, 2020

Guest column by Rev. Dr. J. Turner: Corporate Memphis must be part of the solution

As the government and civic institutions of Memphis work to imagine a more equitable reality for our communities of color, the business community must not merely participate — it should play a leading role. Memphis is a majority-Black city, wh.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 3rd, 2020

Louisville Urban League, other leaders call for city to act on racial injustice

The Louisville Urban League and about 60 more local leaders and organizations have sent a petition to the city as a call to demand specific and immediate action on various issues facing the Black community. The 20-page document, addressed to Mayor G.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 22nd, 2020

Center City business group: "How do we address the bigger issues of our city?"

"We're committed as ever to doing whatever we need to do to build the Philadelphia business community and overcome the challenges that lie ahead, which are going to be substantial.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 1st, 2020

Editor"s Briefing: Engagement is the next big step in building up KC"s business community

Kansas City has small business accelerators sponsored by big companies like Sprint and Black & Veatch. Burns & McDonnell, Lockton and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City are generous sponsors of various innovation and STEM efforts. And there.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2020

Commentary: Philadelphia"s business community needs to better reflect its population

The City of Philadelphia is a minority-majority city with a population predominately made up of minorities (65%), yet 84% of businesses in nearby communities are non-minority-owned. In fact, based on public data, minority- and women-owned businesse.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 14th, 2019

Twelve of 17 Philadelphia council members get a zero on business scorecard

In this week’s cover story, I looked at what the Philadelphia business community is (and is not) doing to support more business-friendly candidates on City Council leading up to the May 21 primary election. The reason so many leaders are quietly se.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 4th, 2019

Court deals blow to controversial Upper West Side tower

A court has overruled the city's decision to allow construction of an Upper West Side condo tower that has sparked outrage from community groups and elected officials. The state Supreme Court ruling... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 15th, 2019

"Shame on me": Philadelphia police commissioner apologizes to 2 black men arrested while waiting inside a Starbucks

Good Morning America Philadelphia police Commissioner Richard Ross has apologized to the two black men who were arrested while waiting inside a Starbucks in the city on April 12. "I should have said the officers acted within the scope of the law, a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 19th, 2018

Starbucks Faces Boycott Over Racism After Founder Denounces White Supremacists

Two black men were arrested at a Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Employees said they asked the men to leave. Police subsequently arrested them and took them........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstApr 15th, 2018

Waiting in Starbucks for a meeting is a crime? It was for 2 black men in Philadelphia

A video of two African American men being removed by at least six officers from a Philadelphia Starbucks as they were reportedly waiting for a business associate has drawn outrage on social media.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 14th, 2018

Black men who were arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks settle with the city for $1 each (SBUX)

Twitter/@missydepino The two black men who were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks on April 12 have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each. City officials have also promised to.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 2nd, 2018

Starbucks, Philadelphia Settle With Two Men Arrested at Cafe

Starbucks Corp. and the city of Philadelphia Wednesday announced separate settlements with two black men whose arrest at a downtown Starbucks in April sparked protests and prompted an apology from the Seattle-based company......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 2nd, 2018

How Philly is apologizing to 2 men arrested at a Starbucks

Two black men arrested while waiting at a Philadelphia Starbucks store reached a settlement with the coffee chain and dropped legal claims against the city. Havovi Cooper reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMay 3rd, 2018

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks for Not Ordering Settle For $2—And a $200,000 Promise

"This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 3rd, 2018

Black men arrested at Starbucks strike a deal with city for $2

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson decided to use their arrest to do something positive for the city of Philadelphia......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 3rd, 2018

Watch the Starbucks anti-bias training video

After the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks sparked outrage, the company shut down about 8,000 stores for an afternoon and held an anti-bias training. This is a portion of the video played at that training......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnMay 29th, 2018

A black-owned B&B is opening in West Philadelphia. And it may be a first for city.

Amid scarce diversity in the hospitality industry, on the ownership level, the bed-and-breakfast inn's opening in Philadephia "urges people to invest in equity and to move forward rather than stand still.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2018