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Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

Oct. 22, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism. The statement sent Friday said the...

Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the Obama...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Fallout from Jon Gruden emails leads to diversity questions

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Every week for the past two seasons, NFL players take the field wearing social justice messages on their helmets, and “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled in the end zones as part of the league’s Inspire Change platform. But actions often speak...

Pet hospital to pay $43K to settle sex harassment suit

Oct. 21, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland veterinary services provider Hannah Pet Hospital will pay over $43,000 to a former pet nurse to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Hannah last fall on behalf of a nurse at...

Massachusetts hospital workers lose bid on vaccine mandate

Oct. 21, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge denied a request by several employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts for an injunction to block the company from placing them on unpaid leave for violating the system's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. But the judge on Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Oct. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs. Facebook...

Workers denied COVID-19 vaccine exemptions sue hospital

Oct. 19, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation in violation of federal law when their requests for medical or religious exemptions from the organization's COVID-19 vaccine mandate...

Suits allege 29 companies discriminated against renters

Oct. 19, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against more than two dozen real estate companies accused of discriminating against renters protected under a recent change to state law. Attorney General Mark Herring’s Office of Civil...