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Trayvon Martin walked into a Sanford, Fla., 7-Eleven on Feb. 26, purchased a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea, and before he was able to return to his father’s fiancée’s home, he was killed. Surveillance footage from the convenience store shortly before his murder is among the evidence prosecutors released Thursday, ABC News reports.…

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Starbucks has the vegan community seeing red over what it recently began using to color its Strawberry Frappuccinos: beetles. That’s beetles as in ground up cochineal beetles — mostly found in Mexico and South America. Gross as that may sound, it’s a common, government-approved food coloring used widely throughout the food industry. It’s in everything…

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Society’s current social media climate makes it difficult for brands to navigate when they should or shouldn t respond to media pressure or consumer sentiment about their brands. When your brand is cast in a negative light, due to no fault of your own, it s murky territory to tread. In the media storm surrounding…

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