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Shopping While Black: Your Rights as a Customer

Recently, Philadelphia police officers arrested two Black men in a Starbucks coffee shop.  Their “crime”?  Witnesses report that the men were simply sitting in the shop as they waited for friends.  Starbucks has issued an apology and will be closing its stores to provide anti-bias training.  While Starbucks’ steps are laudable, the issue is much […]

Where are the Black Lawyers?

There are many well-known Black lawyers.  Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker are just a few.   But these success stories hide a sobering fact: the number of Black lawyers is quite small.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, there were just over 1.1 million attorneys in America.  Of these, […]

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