Starbucks is creating its own Black Lives Matter shirt for employees to wear if they choose. The move comes after the coffee chain reportedly banned employees from wearing Black Lives Matter gear. The T-shirt depicts protest signs with phrases including “Black Lives Matter,” “Speak Up” and “Time for Change.” One sign shows a raised black […]

DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There’s more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs — in poor neighborhoods. […]


The former Philadelphia Starbucks manager who called the police on two Black real estate agents for not buying anything is suing the company, claiming her termination was racially discriminatory. In April 2018, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested when the store manager called 911 after demanding the men “make a purchase or leave.” Video of the arrest racked up over […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most influential forces in Democratic politics revolted Monday against former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s prospective presidential bid, insisting that an independent run would unintentionally help President Donald Trump win another four years in office. The critics included the Democratic chairman of Schultz’s home state, another billionaire businessman who […]


The principal of a San Diego elementary school sent out an email warning parents of a Black man who was inside of a nearby Starbucks. Now she’s sent an email apology for being racist. The San Diego Tribune reports that principal Donna Tripi warned La Jolla Elementary School parents about “an African American male about 30 years […]

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay. After the arrests in Philadelphia last month, the coffee chain’s leaders apologized and met […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks has adopted an open-bathroom policy following the arrest last month of two African American men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. Chairman Howard Schultz says he doesn’t want the company to become a public bathroom, but feels employees can make the “right decision a hundred percent of the time,” if that […]

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson from the Starbucks are this week’s Human Being Of The Week for settling with Starbucks and allocating the money towards a youth entrepreneurship program. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The D.L. Hughley Show on Twitter and Instagram & Keep Up On Facebook Too!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The men’s lawyer and Mayor Jim Kenney outlined the agreement to The Associated Press. “I […]

Although Starbucks is owning up to their mistake and closing down its stores for racial bias training, D.L. is sorry that had to come this. That arresting two Black men for sitting in a café was what it took. He believes, “It’s easy to do the right thing.” Don’t Miss Out! Follow The D.L. Hughley Show […]

4/20/18- Welcome to a new segment called That’s What You On with Damon Williams in the Funny Chair. After two separate Starbucks incidents this week, Damon says they’re closing of 8,000 stores for training is really to teach white people how to treat Black people. But the craziest thing about it is that Black people have to attend […]

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 business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The 23-year-old entrepreneurs declined, […]