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Honey Brown Hope Foundation along with Concerned Individuals Blasts Kroger for Failing to Provide

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Missouri City, Texas- Black History Month brings renewed attention to the pain, suffering and the daily violent attacks Black people have endured and are experiencing. To address and expose how Blacks are disregarded, disrespected, and discriminated against, the Honey Brown Hope Foundation along with concerned individuals are questioning Kroger for failing to protect its Black employees and customers from a home-grown white terrorist.

On January 9, 2023, around 5:17 p.m. at Missouri City Store # 334, Founder and Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation Tammie Lang Campbell, witnessed a Black store manager, Karly, being verbally assaulted/berated by a white male customer, Ben Seller-License #: Texas RGK2879, because of the color of her skin and gender, Black female.

Please join the Honey Brown Hope Foundation and others for a community alert and press conference on February 15, 2023, in front of Kroger located at: 6200 HWY 6, Missouri City, Texas 77459 at 10:00 a.m.

At the press conference, the community will call for Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen ( to share:

· The company’s policy for protecting Black employees and customers from racial terrorism while working and or shopping at Kroger.

· How the company documents and tracks racially motivated incidents at their stores.

· What the protocol is for customers who exhibit threatening behavior at stores.

· How is surveillance video used in investigation of complaints regarding threatening, aggressive and racist customers?

“Please don’t stand by silently and allow this racist White customer, Ben Sellers, to wreak havoc upon this young Black female employee,” pleads Campbell. “Silence is racism – if you stay silent, Mr. McMullen, the racism will continue!”

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