Trump calls Turkey a ‘problem,’ says detained United States pastor isn’t a spy
Qatar promises $15B investment in Turkey - presidency
Erdogan says crash of lira 'political plot' against Turkey
China, Germany defend Iran business ties as USA sanctions grip
Starbucks closes Sarasota-Manatee shops for racial-bias training
01 June 2018, 04:00 | Vera Richards
Earl Gibson III Getty Images
During Starbucks'training today, Schultzsaid, employees will "be sharing life experiences, hearing from others, listening to experts, reflecting on the realities of bias in our society and talking about how all of us create public spaces where everyone feels like they belong - because they do". Starbucks locations will open with normal hours on Wednesday.
Starbucks shut down all of its 8,000 company-operated stores Tuesday afternoon to conduct anti-bias training for their more than 175,000 employees. The store manager called police saying the men didn't buy anything and refused to leave. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. They also accepted from the city of Philadelphia a symbolic $1 each and a promise to launch a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
"It has to be a continual conversation", said Cook.
- Millions of customers turn to Starbucks every week to satisfy their coffee craving.
As the company prepares to close thousands of stores Tuesday afternoon for anti-bias training, he said in a letter to customers that sometimes the company falls short.
"Starbucks is a company built on nurturing the human spirit, and it's on us to harness our scale and expertise to do right by the communities we serve", said Rossann Williams, Starbucks' executive vice president of USA retail.
The stores were closed for up to four hours at either one or 2pm and shared with customers when they would be open again. At a press event on the South Side, Arron Muhammad, proprietor of Akhirah's Praline Candy and Coffee House, put it this way: "I was raised to believe that we want to treat people the way we want to be treated and it has nothing to do with color".
"We introduced the first of our unconscious bias trainings in 2017, which are rolling out now to our. teams across our company", Target's statement reads.
The national chain is closing more than 8,000 stores nationwide Tuesday to restore its image after backlash from an incident.
Executive chairman Howard Schultz will talk about the "third place", or Starbucks' position as part of welcoming community, as well as his "hopes and dreams" for the company's future.
"Training virtually never has any effect on people's bias", says Frank Dobbin, who teaches sociology at Harvard University.
Shoppe Black co-founder Shantrell P. Lewis says black customers shouldn't wait for a situation like the Starbucks arrests to patronize black businesses.
Gas prices rise in time for holiday weekend
The unofficial start of summer is nearly here, which means people are heading to their destinations this Memorial Day weekend. AAA says that fifteen states, including New York, New Jersey and IL , are already facing $3 average gas prices or higher.
Storylines to Watch Out for Ahead of the NBA Finals
He logged all 48 minutes in Sunday's Game 7 win over the Celtics , in which he scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists. Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the National Basketball Association finals.
'Deadliest Catch' captain Blake Painter found dead at 38
He was captain of the F/V Maverick and was featured on multiple episodes before he voluntarily quit following season 3 in 2007. When officers arrived at his OR home, they allegedly discovered Painter had been dead for several days.
Iran condemns USA announcement on sanctions
USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday. "These will be the strongest sanctions in history when complete. She said Pompeo had failed to show how dropping the 2015 nuclear deal would make the Middle East safer.