The two black men whose arrest at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month set off a wave of protests against the coffee giant for discrimination have reached a settlement with the city, the mayor’s office said Wednesday.
They will each be paid $1.
Robinson and Nelson will also serve on a committee to establish and award the grant, which will focus on creating a pilot curriculum for public high school students to attain the skills to become business owners.
The mayor’s office said neither Nelson, Robinson nor their attorneys will receive any payment from the grant funds. The money will come from the budget of the city’s Finance Department.