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Black men arrested for sitting at Philadelphia Starbucks each reach $1 settlement with city

A manager, who Starbucks no longer employs, called police after seeing Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, sit down and not order anything on.

Sarbucks has settled with two black men who were arrested and led in handcuffs from a Starbucks store in Philadelphia on 12 April for trespassing, while waiting for a friend to arrive.

They were taken to the police station and kept there for more than eight hours before they were released without charges.

After video of Robinson and Nelson's arrest went viral, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized to the men and announced over 8,000 Starbucks stores in the us would close on May 29 in order for 175,000 employees to receive training in unconscious bias.

Last month, Starbucks announced it would close 8,000 stores for racial-bias training on May 29.

On Wednesday, Starbucks announced it reached a financial settlement with the men.

The statement said that "after constructive conversations and mediation before a retired federal judge in Philadelphia", both sides reached a settlement agreement earlier in the week that would allow them "to move forward and continue to talk and explore means of preventing similar occurrences at any Starbucks location". Robinson and Nelson will also serve on a committee to establish and award the grant, which will focus on starting a pilot curriculum for public high school students to become entrepreneurs.

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"Rather than spending time, money, and resources to engage in a potentially adversarial process, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson approached the city and invited us to partner with them in an attempt to make something positive come of this. And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to fix and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be", CEO of Starbucks Kevin Johnson said in the statement.

"This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city", he continued.

As for their Starbucks settlement, in addition to the unknown dollar amount they will be receiving, the company extended the opportunity for them to have their tuition for their bachelor's degrees fully covered through a partnership the chain has with Arizona State University, which consists of an online program created in 2014 for Starbucks employees.

In a statement, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson thanked Robinson and Nelson "for their willingness to reconcile".

In a video message, Johnson said, "I will fix this".

Mr Nelson and Mr Robinson jointly said they appreciate the effort to foster communication, and add "we will be measured by our action not words".

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