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The arrest of two African-American real estate entrepreneurs waiting for a business meeting at the Starbucks located at 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia’s affluent Rittenhouse Square area has lead to a call to action from countless civil rights leaders and community stakeholders. Wednesday WURD Radio hosted “Courageous Conversation: Being While Black – A Community Discussion on History, Healing and Empowerment” at The African American Museum in Philadelphia May 30 to offer a safe space for citizens to discuss the impact of being racially profiled, discriminated against and gentrification. Tribune Digital Editor Nicki Mayo has highlights from the productive and powerful event that offered the community a chance to share and heal from the trauma of racism — past and present.

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