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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.  Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

Sep. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...

People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. __ “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will...

People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 18, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. __ “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Brad Gerstner, CEO of Altimeter Capital and a co-founder of The Board Challenge, speaks at Summit LA19 in Los Angeles. More than a dozen companies, including Zillow and M.M.LaFleur, are promising to add at least one Black director to their boards within the next year, as businesses across America slowly get their leadership to look more like the customers they serve. The companies all made the pledge as part of the launch of an initiative by The Board Challenge, which is pushing to get more diversity into boardrooms. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Companies pledge to add at least 1 Black director to board

Sep. 9, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen companies, including Zillow and M.M.LaFleur, are promising to add at least one Black director to their boards within the next year, as businesses across America slowly get their leadership to look more like the customers they serve. The companies all made the pledge as...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics, the airline said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter pins for employees

Sep. 8, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics. With the move, American joins Starbucks, Delta Air Lines and other major companies that let employees wear items supporting the movement that...

Study: MLB nets small gain in diversity hiring, led by women

Aug. 28, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A diversity report released Friday on Major League Baseball showed a modest increase in its overall diversity hiring practices, spurred by its improved gender diversity. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport at Central Florida gave MLB an overall score of 80.7, which was a letter...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, A Coca-Cola display is viewed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex after an MLS soccer match between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City in Kissimmee, Fla. A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November. Coca-Cola, Twitter, Cisco and Uber are giving employees the day off.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

Aug. 27, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make Election Day a federal holiday. Starbucks said Thursday it will give its 200,000 U.S. employees...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis watches the Steelers play against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. The Hall of Fame running back has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Pittsburgh company he had promoted for its commitment to diversity. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis files racial discrimination suit

Aug. 20, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Pittsburgh company he had promoted for its commitment to diversity. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania, western district. It cites breach of contract and seeks $66 million in damages. The former...

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New this week: Tim McGraw music, Democrats meet & 'The 24th'

Aug. 17, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens”: Matthew Killip's 16-minute short, premiering Friday on Netflix, won the...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2007, file photo, Nashville Predators center Jerred Smithson (25) clears the puck away from Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Anson Carter, center, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. Carter played a decade in the NHL and has since become an analyst for NBC Sports, which will launch “Hockey Culture” with him at the center of the show. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Hockey makes progress in midst of awakening about racism

Aug. 11, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

Anson Carter filled his time in pandemic isolation walking 11 miles a day, sometimes with his dogs, around his Atlanta neighborhood. When video surfaced of another Black man, Ahmaud Arbery, being shot and killed in nearby Glynn County, Georgia, Carter found himself looking over his shoulder. To use a hockey term...