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Sesame Place announces diversity initiatives after accusations of racial bias

Last month, a Black family accused Sesame Place Philadelphia character performers of racial discrimination and filed a lawsuit against parent company SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in federal court in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Quinton Burns and his child, says that during their visit to Sesame Place in June, employees dressed as “Sesame …

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Pennsylvania makes changes to how restaurant workers are tipped

Pennsylvania makes changes to how restaurant workers are tipped The new rules include raising the amount of hourly wages, depending on how many tips a worker makes, and stopping a business from slapping workers with fees when someone puts the tip on a credit card. CENTER CITY – A new law starts Friday in Pennsylvania …

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Gas prices are finally coming down, but how far?

article Gas prices are displayed at an Exxon gas station on July 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Gas prices in the United States have fallen for the 50th consecutive day, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average gas price currently sits …

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This is how much money you need to make per hour to afford rent in NYC

NYC apartment shortage New York City lags far behind other large cities when it comes to housing inventory. There is not enough supply to meet the demand. NEW YORK – A new report reveals the disparity between minimum wage and the cost of an average two-bedroom rental in different US cities. As you would expect, …

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Sesame Place: Mom believes character was intentionally racist toward two 6-year old Black girls

Jodi Brown and her attorney told CNN on Tuesday that the Sesame Place character, Rosita, was intentionally racist toward her niece and daughter. In the nine-second video shared by Brown, on Instagram, her daughter and niece are seen reaching out for a hug from the character, Rosita. In the video, Rosita is seen high-fiving others …

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Sesame Place apologizes after character appears to ignore Black girls in viral video

In the nine-second video shared by the girls’ mother on Instagram, her daughters are seen reaching out for a hug from the character, Rosita. In the video, Rosita seemingly shakes her head no and keeps walking by. “I will never step foot in @sesameplace ever again!” The mother who goes by Jodiii on Instagram said. …

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