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Mining company donation goes to dorm renovation at Nicholls

Jun. 12, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Mining company BHP has donated $200,000 to a Louisiana university for upgrades to housing facilities. The Houma Courier reports that the donation was made for renovations on two residence halls — North and South Babington...

Nonprofit EmbraceRace helps parents explain race to children

Jun. 03, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

News about the police killing of George Floyd was everywhere. Officials at the Berkeley, Calif., school, where Perfecta Oxholm’s son attended kindergarten last year, decided not to talk directly about the death with the students. That didn’t stop the children from asking questions. ...

A year later, racial reckoning yields uncertainty in giving

Jun. 03, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

One year ago, as protesters filled America's streets demanding justice after George Floyd’s murder by police, corporations and major philanthropists pledged an outpouring of donations for racial equity causes. Billions of dollars were committed to new philanthropic...

Leigh Perkins, who took Orvis beyond fly fishing, dies at 93

May. 11, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

The man who transformed the Vermont-based Orvis company from a niche fly-fishing supply company into a global retailer of outdoor supplies, apparel and protector of the environment has died. Leigh H. Perkins was 93. The Sunderland-based Orvis company says Perkins died...

Restaurant-led ag effort aims to fight climate change

May. 09, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On an early weekday morning in Longmont, the co-owners of the boutique catering company Whistling Boar are busy in the kitchen getting their weekly meal boxes ready for delivery. David Pitula and Debbie Seaford-Pitula moved to Colorado from Brooklyn five years ago with dreams...

On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight

May. 06, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left people to die outside overwhelmed hospitals. Around the world, people of...

Asian American business leaders seek to fight discrimination

May. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans geared to support members of their own community. The Asian American Foundation, which...

Powerful Iowa companies got state testing help, records show

Apr. 27, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Gov. Kim Reynolds’ administration arranged coronavirus testing at the office of the governor’s biggest campaign donors, it was the first time in weeks and last time ever the state would deploy a testing team to a private business, newly released records show....

Detroit home renovation program to get $5M injection

Apr. 15, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and the Rocket Community Fund said Thursday that they are contributing $5 million to a program that renovates houses and provides better access to financing for existing and potential homeowners. The funding is expected to add at least 200 homes...

Life-sized elephant statue installed at U of Alabama stadium

Apr. 12, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A life-sized statue of an elephant was moved Monday to a street corner outside the University of Alabama’s football stadium after 20 years at a country club. The 7-ton (6.35-metric tonne) bronze now stands on a tall pedestal outside...