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McDonald's is ditching plastic straws in Australia too

Australians, you'll be sipping your thickshake through a paper straw at McDonald's pretty soon — plastic straws are out. One week after Starbucks announced it would phase out plastic straws by 2020, McDonald's has unveiled similar plans to
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4 things we learned about plastic straw bans from people with disabilities

There is a debate taking place online in reaction to the plastic straw bans spreading across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. As various cities and companies ban plastic straws, advocates for people with disabilities have taken to social media to voice
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How Companies Can Develop Anti-Bias Strategies that Work

It was the video seen round the world: Two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks being arrested. Their crime? Sitting in the coffee shop without so much as buying a nitro cold brew or smoked-turkey protein box. A manager had asked...
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How to Take Corporate Values and Make Them Local

Note: This article was written and originally published in advance of Starbucks’ half-day closure last week for anti-bias training. Wasn’t there a movie called Training Day? Well, we could make another one today as Starbucks closes 8,000
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8,000 Starbucks stores close their doors for racial-bias training

Starbucks is out of business for the afternoon. In response to several Starbucks employees being accused of racial profiling customers, the coffee chain decided to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for several hours on May 29 to administer racial
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Starbucks will somehow feature rapper Common during its anti-bias training

Starbucks is planning to have multiple special guests appear in a racial bias training video on Tuesday, among them celebrated socially conscious rapper Common.  The chain will be shutting down 8,000 stores on May 29th for an anti-bias training
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New Starbucks policy: You don't need to buy their coffee to sit or use the bathroom

Starbucks issued a new policy on Saturday: Patrons no longer need to make a purchase to sit in the cafe or use the restrooms. According to the Associated Press, Starbucks executives have claimed the old policies were "loose and ambiguous," which
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How can Starbucks ensure its racial-bias training actually helps a divided America?

After a racial incident that garnered national attention last weekend, Starbucks has required racial-bias training for all its employees. This move has the potential to positively impact America, but the company has an uphill climb. Here's what
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Starbucks to close all U.S. stores for an afternoon of racial-bias training

Starbucks announced it plans to close its 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 to administer racial-bias training to all staff members and employees. The decision comes in response to two recent incidents that raised
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New 'Avengers: Infinity War' TV ad spends a lot of time in Wakanda

There's not one Starbucks to be found in Wakanda, apparently. The new "Chant" TV spot for Avengers: Infinity War highlights how the Earth's mightiest heroes assemble to face off against the forces of Thanos on Black Panther's home turf. There's

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