Greek American Music, LGBTQ Comic Books, Google, More: Sunday Buzz, May 27, 2018

Pappas Post: Philadelphia Historical Society Preserves City’s Greek Musical Heritage . “In recent years, the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia has been on a long-term mission, collecting countless photographs and other materials for a digital library to preserve the city’s rich Greek heritage and history.

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Starbucks’ ‘Everyone Invited’ Policy Floods Stores With Homeless, Used Needles

After a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia screwed up big league and had two men arrested while they were waiting for a friend because they wanted to use the bathroom without making a purchase, the Seattle coffee giant has decided the best way to rectify this is to turn the restaurant’s bathrooms into public lavatories, free…

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Philadelphia Eagles Will Suffer Super Bowl Hangover

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII behind backup quarterback Nick Foles. Now, starting quarterback Carson Wentz is returning, they signed defensive end Michael Bennett, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and wide receiver Mike Wallace.

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Deer Scout, The Naked Sun, Tin Bird Choir and more are among 30+…

As the 57th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival finalizes its lineup, over 30 local and regional artists were added to the bill, among them Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, deer scout, Deb Callahan, The Naked Sun and Tin Bird Choir. Bethlehem & Sad Patrick is a Germantown-based duo that blends elements of soul, jazz and blues in a minimalistic mix of soaring vocals, spoken word, solitary guitar strums and hand and foot percussion.

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Starbucks has had a busy May: Philadelphia response, open bathrooms, Nestlé deal, and Schultz challenging businesses to ‘rise above’

Starbucks has had a busy month so far following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks and the release of the coffee company’s second quarter results. The company will close all its stores on the afternoon of May 29 to train all of its …

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Our view: The problem is racism, not loitering

When a Philadelphia Starbucks manager saw two black men lingering in a booth earlier this spring, she called 911. It possibly was racially motivated and definitely was an overreaction. Saturday, Starbucks responded with another overreaction, at the far …

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Starbucks says everyone’s a customer after Philadelphia bias incident

A woman protesting outside of a Philadelphia Starbucks in April 2018 after two black men were arrested there after employees called the police. Mark Makela/Getty Images In a letter to employees first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday …

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Thomas Jefferson University creating database to track medical marijuana patients’ health outcomes

Thomas Jefferson University is launching a new patient database for users of medical marijuana to better understand the drug’s effectiveness as a treatment. The Philadelphia university announced last week its new website, mmj.org, will start recruiting …

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DIARY-Top Economic Events to August 1

DALLAS – Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and Atlanta hold a two-day conference on “Technology-Enabled Disruption: Implications for Business, Labor Markets and Monetary Policy”. Participants include Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan .

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