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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

The Outrage outfits the resistance

The Outrage grew from a website to two stores and community spaces in D.C. and Philadelphia with more bricks and mortar on the way......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 28th, 2019

Amazon"s breakup with NYC could spark more outrage

Amazon's breakup with New York City is changing the already treacherous corporate subsidy game. Companies are becoming more careful about engaging with local community groups......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 15th, 2019

Amazon"s breakup with NYC could spark more outrage

Amazon's breakup with New York City is changing the already treacherous corporate subsidy game. Companies are becoming more careful about engaging with local community groups......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 15th, 2019

Analysis: Amazon"s breakup with NYC could spark more outrage

Amazon's breakup with New York City is changing the already treacherous corporate subsidy game. Companies are becoming more careful about engaging with local community groups......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 15th, 2019

Analysis: Amazon"s breakup with NYC could spark more outrage

Amazon's breakup with New York City is changing the already treacherous corporate subsidy game. Companies are becoming more careful about engaging with local community groups......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 15th, 2019

Viewpoint: Supporting the arts supports the economy

San Francisco's arts community is in trouble. It's time for the city, its businesses and its residents to step up......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2021

Liberty Park moving forward: $10.3 million building permit pulled for Midtown project

City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) manager of strategic initiatives Mary Claire Borys said in February the youth sports complex should be completed in fall 2022, along with the first piece of the mixed-use development......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 5th, 2021