• The US used 2 state of the art weapons for the first time in Syria - and it looks like they worked perfectly

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    US, UK, and French air and naval assets fired over 100 cruise missiles at three Syrian targets during a massive strike operation on Friday.
    Two new weapons were used for the first time during the operation - the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range, known as JASSM-ER, and the Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine.
    The JASSM was launched by B-1B bombers, while the Virginia-class submarine was the only US Navy vessel based in the Mediterranean Sea that fired on Syrian targets during the operation.
    Massive missile strikes conducted by US, UK, and French air and naval assets...
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  • Shocking footage shows a black man confronting a Starbucks barista about why he was apparently denied access to bathroom while a white man was not

    Shocking footage shows a black man confronting a Starbucks barista about why he was apparently denied access to bathroom while a white man was not

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A new video appears to show Starbucks workers refusing to allow a black man to use the bathroom while giving a white man access. The video was posted on social media on Monday.
    Last week, in a separate incident, two black men were arrested after asking to use a Starbucks bathroom without ordering.
    Starbucks has apologized and said that managers will undergo "unconscious bias" training.
    Starbucks is under fire for its treatment of African-American men.
    Kevin Johnson, Starbucks' CEO, was forced to apologize this weekend after a video of two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location...
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  • Starbucks CEO Apologizes for “Reprehensible” Incident in Philadelphia

    Starbucks CEO Apologizes for “Reprehensible” Incident in Philadelphia

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is unexpectedly spending his Monday in Philadelphia today, in an attempt to unpack a brutal reality of American life: It's perilous to be black in public.
    A video of two black men being arrested by the Philadelphia police at a Starbucks went viral over the weekend, prompting outrage, protests and a detailed apology from the CEO.
    The men, who had been sitting quietly in the store when they were arrested, were waiting for their friend to arrive before they ordered. It's a common enough practice for a chain that has sought for years to be the best third place in...
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  • Starbucks CEO Apologizes for “Reprehensible” Incident in Philadelphia

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is unexpectedly spending his Monday in Philadelphia today, in an attempt to unpack an insidious reality of American life: It's perilous to be black in public.
    A video of two black men being arrested by the Philadelphia police at a Starbucks went viral over the weekend, prompting outrage, protests and a detailed apology from the CEO.
    The men, who had been sitting quietly in the store when they were arrested, were waiting for their friend to arrive before they ordered, a common enough practice for a chain that has sought for years to be the best third place in our...
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  • Philadelphia Starbucks Manager Is Under Review Following Controversial Arrest of Black Men

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The Starbucks manager whose phone call resulted in two black men getting arrested has left the company “while there is an internal review pending,” a representative for the coffee chain said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer .
    The manager called the police Thursday when two men visited the City Center Starbucks in Philadelphia, sat down, and didn't make a purchase. The manager reportedly asked the men to make a purchase or leave, and the men declined, saying they were waiting until their friend arrived to buy a beverage.
    The police officers also reportedly asked the men to leave...
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  • Starbucks is under fire after shocking footage emerges of 2 black men being arrested after using the restroom - and it reveals a growing problem

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized this weekend after a video of two black men being arrested at the coffee chain went viral.
    This is not the first time that Starbucks has experienced backlash over its apparent targeting of people of color.
    While Starbucks proclaims it has progressive values, one of its core missions depends on creating an appealing and upscale environment that typically excludes certain groups.
    Starbucks' CEO was forced to apologize this weekend after a video of two black men being arrested at a Philadelphia location of the coffee chain went viral.
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