PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.
Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.
The men portrayed the twin settlements as an effort to make sure something positive came out of the April 12 incident, which touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial profiling.
“We thought long and hard about it, and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see,” said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested. “It’s not a right-now thing that’s good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time.”
Business partners Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, were led away in handcuffs and accused of trespassing last month after the manager of a Starbucks in the city’s well-to-do Rittenhouse Square neighborhood called police, saying the men refused to buy anything or leave. After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.
The men said they were there waiting for a meeting with a third man about a potential real estate opportunity.
The incident proved a major embarrassment for Starbucks, which has long projected an image as a socially conscious company.
On Wednesday, Starbucks announced it reached a financial settlement with the men. The amount was not disclosed.
The company said they will also be given the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degrees, their tuition fully covered, through a Starbucks partnership with Arizona State University. The online college education program was created in 2014 for Starbucks employees.
Also, the men will be given the chance to discuss their experience and share their recommendations for changes at Starbucks with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
During the uproar, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came to Philadelphia to apologize to the men. He also announced that more than 8,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. would close on the afternoon of May 29 so nearly 175,000 employees can get training in unconscious bias.
Under the deal with the city, the men’s arrest records will be expunged, and a program will be created to offer counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs from Philadelphia high schools.
“I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city and put us under a national spotlight for unwanted reasons.”
SJWs Attack Woman Who Made Native American Feather Art Online
Lauren Jean Welding LLC Facebook page had posted a new artistic addition to her roster of impressive work. Unfortunately, completely lacking all logic and frankly mad that someone who have such a hobby that doesn’t include ruining your life or succumbing to our poison pill American culture, the wild pack of SJWs closed in on their target, a woman in Montana who enjoys making Welding Art.
They decided to take their anger out on someone who created a piece of art, giving her bad reviews (currently sitting at 1.2 Stars) & commenting obvious and recycled leftist gibberish.
It’s important to note that a woman, Elizabeth Warren specifically, ran a whole Presidential Election without one word from these people. Her entire career was uplifted and guided by the fact she had applied and then apologized for literally lying about being a Native American. The lack of irony is not without mentioning many of these people would never dare question one of their own.
Go support her page and her collection of art from the masses of future cat ladies and men who share their girlfriends!
Meet Jennifer Pritzker: The Trans-Billionaire Big Tech Doesn’t Want You To Know About
Did you ever wonder how LGBTQIAPP+ issues got so hot so fast? America is so busy debating the mass hysteria (trans-bathrooms, genders, pronouns, & drag queens reading to children) that it hasn’t taken the time to ask.
LGBTQIAPP+ “advocates” have been sold to the public as a grassroots movement. On the contrary, this was a highly inorganic, strategic & well-funded operation.
Meet Jennifer Pritzker: a transgender billionaire that may be patient 0 to this whole mess.
Pritzker is a lifelong Republican, and major donor to candidates and organizations such as the NRA, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. However, she has re-evaluated her support, citing the Trump Administration’s transgender military ban and other anti-LGBTQ policies.
Pritzker funded hundreds of universities, researchers, journalists, and programs aimed at the normalization of radical factions within the LGBT community. Millions of dollars have gone into this project. Rather than rehash the good work that’s been done, take a look at this video, as well as the sources below this article.
It’s not unfathomable Pritzker could even be Deep State… it retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army in 2001 and it’s brother is J.B. Pritzker is the current Governor of Illinois.
Facebook censored multiple outlets today attempting to report Pritzker’s unusual activities. Share this article to spread the news.
Shattered Dynasty: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/05/andrews200305
IMPORTANT: The Pritzker Center at UCSF Launched (WITH $25 MILLION DONATION FROM PRITZKER): https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2007/05/102355/pritzker-center-ucsf-launched
Federalist article, “Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?:” http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/20/r…
Eddie Izzard replaces Holocaust row discipline chief on Labour’s ruling council: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5948085…
James Pritzker donates $25 million to Norwich U.: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/articl…
The Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children’s: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/spe…
Pritzker daughter sues family: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/20…
Major Donation Will Improve, Sustain Sexual Health Research and Care: https://www.sexualhealth.umn.edu/news…
Youth & Opportunity United: http://youthopportunity.org
Tawani Foundation: http://www.tawanifoundation.org/our-g…
Rush First Illinois Medical Center to Offer Employees Transgender Health Coverage: https://www.rush.edu/news/press-relea…
J.B. Pritzker: The Other Mayor of Chicago: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Mag…
Norwich University, Nation’s Oldest Private Military College, To Hold First Gay Pride Week: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Obama Defends Transgender Directive for School Bathrooms: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/us…
The Wachowskis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wac…
Northwestern, Lurie team up to offer transgender teens voice training: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct…
Who’s on guest list for state dinner in honour of Justin Trudeau (hint: Penny Pritzker): https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2…
For the first time ever, transgender models will appear on a cover of Harper’s Bazaar: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/21/for-the…
Trans Billionaire Gives to U of T’s Bonham Centre: http://magazine.utoronto.ca/summer-20…
Bill C-16 – No, its Not about Criminalizing Pronoun Misuse: http://sds.utoronto.ca/blog/bill-c-16…
The Digital Drug Being Used to Self-Medicate
Pornography – The Digital Drug
Addiction, withdrawal, trauma, desensitization.
Destroying relationships with the people around you.
This includes, but is not limited to: family, friends, and your spouse.
Degrading your morality.
Harming your health; mentally, physically, emotionally.
Slowly deteriorating your soul & spirit.
I understand that to a common reader, this may sound a bit extreme. This may sound like something you would have seen on posters outside of a Heavy Metal concert during the “Satanic Panic” from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. The Baby Boomers reading know exactly what I’m talking about. As for my fellow Zoomers, this is simply the culture you’ve been thrown into. While I am completely aware of the overtly Puritanical tone of this piece, it is unfortunately a tragic reality for millions of people in our Nation.
According to Kirsten Andersen of LifeSiteNews, “Porn activates the same addiction centres in the brain as alcohol and heroin.” While this fact is startling, I don’t even need to come at this from a moralist, religious, or traditionalist perspective. The fact of the matter is, pornography is horrible for the developing (and already developed) mind. Why else, after dopamine is released from viewing it, do you feel ashamed after watching porn? This is because you know inherently that something is not right. Dopamine is known as the “feel-good” chemical of the brain, yet the vicious cycle that a dependency on pornography inflicts upon you, often results in the opposite. Over time, your consumption of the multi-billion dollar a year industry will lead to lower dopamine levels while viewing. This lowering of dopamine levels often leads the viewer to search for more “hardcore” (often violent and degrading) videos. Much like how people can fall back on booze, pills, or marijuana as tools of self-medication, pornography can also be used as a scapegoat to very real problems. These problems include: anxiety, insecurity, depression, body-image issues, and relationship problems.
Speaking anecdotally, I have heard the argument that “porn isn’t addicting, but the power structures of it is.” I would refute this in a simple way. The porn consumer, whether they want to take on “the dominant” or “the submissive” role in the video, shows that those power structures come from the sex acts themselves. It is well known that sex can become an intense addiction, so much so that it has its own terms for both men and women. Satyriasis is the “uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man” while Nymphomania is the “uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a woman.” The reality is that pornography can become an addiction through the lense of a “digital satyriasis” for men or a “digital nymphomania” for women.
When most people think of pornography viewers, the majority of people will make it seem like a very male oriented topic, but according to WebRoot, up to one-third of visits to pornographic websites are done by women. The use of pornography is absolutely detrimental to younger, single people. For example, a recent UK Survey found that 44% of males aged 11-16, who consumed pornography, reported that online pornography gave them ideas about the type of sex they wanted to try. From desensitizing the viewer in exposing them to overly-aggressive sexual acts, pornography also provides incredibly unrealistic body standards for both men, women, boys, and girls. According to Consumer statistics from NCOSE, “64% of young people, aged 13-24, actively seek out pornography at least weekly, if not more often than that.”
This statistic is significant because from the ages of roughly 13-17, young people are still trying to find themselves. From roughly 18-20, young people are building relationships in regard to a social circle, interest groups, and employment. From 21-24, young people should start getting serious about finding a viable career, getting into committed relationships for the plan of marriage, and family planning. The detriments of pornography throw off this cycle that has been in effect for the past 2 generations. Before these societal norms, the age group for the aforementioned 21-24 may have been reverted to the 18-20 years of age group.
While it is quite apparent the effects that pornography has on younger people in our nation, the outcomes it imposes on married couples and their families is equally worrysome. According to TIME, “Married people who start watching porn are twice as likely to be divorced in the the following years as those who don’t. And women who start watching porn are three times as likely to split, according to a working paper presented at the American Sociological Association on Aug. 22.” This divides families, fragments the future generation, and the conclusion of the results becomes harmful to society as a whole. Researcher Patrick Fagan Ph.D, conducted a study and found that an astonishing 56% of divorces had one partner with an obsessive interest in porn.
In my honest opinion, I believe that our culture has become increasingly hypersexualized. It seems like you can’t turn on a film created in the past ten years without witnessing (an often pointless) sex scene. The intimacy and love connected to a committed relationship involves much more than sexual acts. It involves sacrifice, struggle, honesty, and trust. I’m not writing this to shame you. I’m not writing this as a holier-than-thou stance. I’m not a radical individualist.
I want to see families thrive. I want communities to grow with social cohesion and a sense of belonging. Whether apparent to them now or not, people need help. Men, and women. Young, and old. I see this as nothing more than an important way of broadening the discussions that should be taking place in our discourse.
Reject the digital drug.
This is much more revolutionary than you think.