Report: Primer on why 2 black pastors are suing Coca-Cola

William Lamar, senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Delman Coates, pastor at Maryland’s Mount Ennon Baptist Church, have filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages — at enormous cost to their communities.

Their complaint was filed in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of the pastors and the public health group Praxis Project.

Read the full report by Washington Post.

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