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Starbucks helps widen the great divide


Headline from an opinion piece by a lifelong black resident of Philadelphia: “Starbucks wasn’t created for black folks, it was made to push us out.” The piece appeared this week in response to the widely reported arrest of two young … Continue reading

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NYC’s holiday from homicide


What did they put in the water? From CNN: The big news in the Big Apple this week may be what didn’t happen. There was not a single reported slaying, stabbing, shooting or knifing in any of the five boroughs … Continue reading

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