Starbucks Tells Employees they Can’t Wear #BlackLivesMatter

Did I have my last cup of Starbucks today? Last week, Starbucks hosted a “Weekly Workplace Live Event” where they entertained questions from store managers about whether partners (employees) could wear Black Lives Matter paraphernalia. Apparently, Starbucks told the managers they would get back to them. That, they did in a weekly update reminding their…

What’s Black Out Tuesday About?

I’m in favor of Blackout Tuesday. It’s a call from two record label executives, Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemany, to #Pausetheshow. It’s not a call to silence. It’s a call to action, self-care and reallocation of resources. Two Black women are using their influence to interrupt silence among one of the industries that benefits the…