“It was completely inappropriate to engage the police,” said the chief executive, Kevin R. Johnson, as protests continued at a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks.

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  • Starbucks scrambles to rebuild trust after 'reprehensible' arrest of 2 black men
    Starbucks Corp., which spent years touting its commitment to social justice, is scrambling to restore trust in the coffee chain after the arrest of two black patrons in Philadelphia. Chief Executive K...
    04/16/2018 - 11:40 pm | View Link
  • Arrest of two black men at Philadelphia Starbucks was 'reprehensible,' CEO Kevin Johnson says
    Rob Tornoe is a Philly.com editor and covers sports media. He also draws sports cartoons.
    04/16/2018 - 9:18 am | View Link
  • Arrest of black men at Starbucks was ‘reprehensible,’ CEO says
    As protests continued at a Philadelphia Starbucks on Monday, Kevin R. Johnson, chief executive of the company, said it was “reprehensible” that two black men were ejected from the store last week and ...
    04/16/2018 - 7:19 am | View Link
  • Starbucks CEO calls arrest of two black men at Philadelphia store ‘reprehensible’
    Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson responded to public outcry over the arrest of two black men on Saturday from a Philadelphia branch of the coffee shop, calling the incident “reprehensible.” The arrest, whi...
    04/15/2018 - 2:18 pm | View Link
  • Starbucks CEO Apologizes for 'Reprehensible' Arrest of Black Men at Philadelphia Store
    Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson issued a statement late Saturday apologizing for the apparent racially motivated arrest of two black customers at the behest of a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia. The two ...
    04/15/2018 - 10:44 am | View Link
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    A video of two African-American men being arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for suspicion of trespassing drew quick outrage. The company’s chief executive called it “reprehensible.”
    06/8/2018 - 3:57 pm | View Website
  • 2 Black Men Settle With Starbucks and Philadelphia Over ...
    The two black men who were arrested while waiting in a Starbucks last month have reached an agreement with Philadelphia: The city will spend $200,000 to help young entrepreneurs. And the men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, both 23, will each be given $1. That is what they asked for when they ...
    05/3/2018 - 6:32 am | View Website
  • Starbucks' Howard Schultz "ashamed" after controversial ...
    Starbucks will be closing its stores and corporate offices on May 29 for company-wide racial bias training. The announcement comes in response to public protests and calls to boycott the coffee chain after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store last week.
    04/18/2018 - 4:05 am | View Website
  • Starbucks CEO meets with two black men arrested in ...
    The CEO of Starbucks on Monday met with two black men who were arrested at one of his shops in Philadelphia, as accusations of racism grew against the mammoth coffee chain. The quickly planned meeting came amid a second day of protests in the City of Brotherly Love, after video of the two getting ...
    04/17/2018 - 12:34 pm | View Website
  • Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial-bias education ...
    PHILADELPHIA — Starbucks will close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for an afternoon next month to train employees as the company responds to criticism after two black men were arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain’s Philadelphia stores last week. The “racial-bias education ...
    04/17/2018 - 11:08 am | View Website
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