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Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday of how the association conducts its championship events. A...

Review finds women's NCAA Tournament got less than men's

Aug. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

From the first practice to the Final Four, the bells and whistles for the women's NCAA Tournament this year lagged way behind those at the men's tourney. The disparities were put back on the front burner Tuesday in a scathing review by Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, a law...

Ban on 'Soul Cap' spotlights lack of diversity in swimming

Aug. 01, 2021 03:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine? The chemicals in a pool can cause severe damage that requires substantial time and money to treat. The first...

New calls to search for remains at Native boarding schools

Jul. 31, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Lee Bitsóí must reconcile daily with the fact he works for an institution born from the cultural genocide his own family experienced. Bitsóí navigates this quandary as an Indigenous administrator at Durango’s Fort Lewis College. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 26, 2021. Editorial: The need to diversify Illinois teachers If you are a family of color living in the suburbs, it’s unlikely that your child’s teacher looks like you. That’s because...

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.” It is hardly the official federal...

Olympic broadcasters curb sexual images of female athletes

Jul. 26, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At an Olympics aiming to set the highest level of television standards, the head of broadcasting at the Tokyo Games is trying to banish overly sexualized images of female athletes. “Sport appeal, not sex appeal” is one mantra Olympic officials push in...

Singer Pink backs beach handball team on 'sexist' clothing

Jul. 26, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms. Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them...

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Jul. 25, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90. A fixture at the historic marathon for decades, Ratti died Saturday after “a...

Detroit-area city will provide ballots in Bengali language

Jul. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A small, diverse Detroit-area community has agreed to provide election ballots in the Bengali language. A federal judge signed off on a settlement between Hamtramck and lawyers who represented a woman who speaks Bengali and has limited English...