Two Black Starbucks Customers Settle, Fire Destroys Town homes, Stabbing Victim Identified

Town homes engulfed in flames

A set of town homes under construction in Greenbelt burned to the ground as fire engulfed the structures this afternoon.  Two rows of the homes were destroyed and a third damaged.  There are no reports of injuries.


Black Starbucks customers wrongly arrested reach settlement with city of Philadelphia

The two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city today for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for Philadelphia high school entrepreneurs.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested on April 12 after the manager of the Starbucks called police, saying the men would not buy anything so, were asked to leave, but the men refused.

Said Robinson, of the settlement, “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.”

The arrest will be cleared from both of the men’s records.

Police identify DC teen stabbed to death near Metro station

Ty-Shaun Perry is his name and he is the 16-year-old student stabbed to death yesterday near the NoMa-Gallaudet U/New York Avenue Metro station. Police today officially identifed Perry as the victim. Perry attended KIPP DC College Preparatory high school. Classes there were cancelled today. Authorities are investigating the case as a homicide. D.C. police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone with information that leads to an arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible.


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