The two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks cafe by Philadelphia police last month could have sued the city for millions; instead, they settled for a symbolic $1 and a promise from officials to set up a programme for young entrepreneurs.

The grant money will go towards creating a pilot programme “for city public high school students with aspirations of becoming entrepreneurs, as envisioned by Robinson and Nelson, who will not receive any money from the grant”, the city announced in a press release.

The city has vowed to contribute $200,000 to the new program.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson’s arrest kicked off protests and riled the city of Philadelphia for weeks.

These two gentlemen are our new heroes.