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Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as those two teams...

Pope warns of economic 'idols' in visit to Mauritius

Sep. 9, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Mauritius' ethnic and religious diversity on Monday during a daylong trip to the Indian Ocean nation, but he also urged the government to resist pursuing an "idolatrous economic model" that sacrifices people for profit. Francis spent the final day of his...

Marker in Oregon recognizes nation's 1st black paratroopers

Sep. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — History buffs, local officials and a sociology professor recently dedicated a historical marker in Oregon recognizing a segregated Army battalion comprised of the nation's first black paratroopers. Eastern Washington University sociologist Bob Bartlett says 555th Parachute Infantry...

Queer style kicks off NY Fashion Week with inclusive show

Sep. 6, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public. It was the...

Study finds carving up school districts worsens segregation

Sep. 4, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — Pike Road High School graduates its first senior class this school year, and leaders of this sprawling, semi-rural suburb of Alabama's capital city extol the young community's focus on education as one of its defining elements. "We are extremely proud of where we are," said Pike Road...

Meet Todrick Hall, a Taylor Swift pal who preaches inclusion

Aug. 30, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Todrick Hall has been preaching about inclusion, self-acceptance and gay pride for much of his career. So it made sense that he would preach about those messages as he accepted an MTV Video Music Award on behalf of Taylor Swift for her anti-hate anthem "You Need to Calm Down." The clip,...

North Carolina school pulls 'diversity inventory' lesson

Aug. 29, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school has pulled a lesson which asked students to answer questions about their gender, sexuality, religion and socio-economic status. News outlets report an English teacher at Heritage High School in Wake Forest asked 10th-grade students on Wednesday to...

Venice Film Festival opens with debate over Polanski, quotas

Aug. 28, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity. At the opening press conference, journalists...

Black schools hope NBA star's gift sparks a golf resurgence

Aug. 28, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernie Andrews looks out to the grounds of Washington's historic Langston Golf Course and shrugs at the fact that fewer young black golfers are coming out to play these days. As a black man and longtime pro at a place that was once one of the few courses in the U.S. where African Americans...