Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene met at Starbucks in Philadelphia on April 12, 2018. They connected after witnessing two innocent black men being arrested for not buying a coffee. It’s hard to be silent while witnessing such blatant disrespect of another human being right in front of your eyes. Sadly, that day many were silent. It took our cohesive effort -- a black woman and a white woman standing up to racism -- to set off an international story that sparked the dialogue on what racism looks like today.
To Combat Racist Police Calls, Convince White People to Speak Up (Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien)
An unlikely outcome of Starbucks: Kindred spirits and a social media campaign (Philadelphia Inquirer)
I Was In That Starbucks (Toure Show)
Showing up against racism (AJ Plus)
Podcasting while black (JSC Radio)