Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Goldstein/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Protesters rallied for a second day in East Pittsburgh, Pa., Thursday evening to call for justice following the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager. Police shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. as he ran away from a traffic stop earlier this week. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt, who represents Rose’s family, said he couldn’t see any justification for shooting the teen, who didn’t appear to pose any threat.

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Standing in place

Culture | A viral video about privilege isn’t loving toward anybody
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/12/18, 03:30 am

Loving your neighbor, and thus fulfilling the Great Commandment, requires the proper diagnosis. If your neighbor is hungry, give him food (James 2:15-16). If he is idle, admonish him (1 Thessalonians 5:14). If he is fainthearted, encourage him (5:14). If he is weak, help him (5:14). If he is doing good, commend him (2 Corinthians 12:11).

I rehearse these basics as a preface to discussing a four-minute viral video sent to me, which at first blush seems like love, until you question the diagnosis.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jacqueline Larma

Starbucks, Philadelphia make amends with arrestees

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/03/18, 11:49 am

Two African-American men whose arrests at a Philadelphia Starbucks sparked protests have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 and the promise of a $200,000 program to support young entrepreneurs. They also settled their claims against Starbucks for an undisclosed sum and a paid-for college education. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, were in a Starbucks on April 12 waiting to meet with another man when the manager reported them to police for trespassing. Officers led the two men away in handcuffs and later released them without charges.

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