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Marlon Dechausay leads athletes social justice change

Sep. 20, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marlon Dechausay sported a pair of sunglasses and a blue mask with “VOTE” printed across it more than a dozen times in red and white lettering. He observed. And listened. And walked alongside a group with a shared vision that assembled outside the University of Memphis...

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...

European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova and European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli participate in a media conference on the EU anti-racism Action Plan at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

Sep. 18, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of diversity among the European Union's institutions. The bloc's executive arm set out its action plan for the next five years, which includes...

UNLV ranks near top in campus diversity ranking

Sep. 17, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An annual report has again put the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the top of its list of nation’s most diverse campuses. U.S. News & World Report’s listing of campus ethnic diversity placed UNLV third, behind the University of Hawaii-Hilo and Andrews University in...

Pioneer in women's college sports has died in Pullman

Sep. 16, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Pioneering sports administrator Joanne Washburn, who spent 39 years at Washington State and was involved in a landmark lawsuit to bring equality to women's sports, has died at the age of 83. The university said Washburn died on Tuesday in Pullman. “Jo Washburn should be...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga demonstrates for the release of Zimbabwe Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono in Harare. Dangarembga who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday, Sept, 15, 2020 for the Booker Prize for fiction. Dangarembga is nominated for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) award for “This Mournable Body.”  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

Sep. 15, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday on a diverse list of contenders for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Dangarembga was nominated for the 50,000-pound ($64,000) award for “This Mournable...

School system touts change to elite magnet school admissions

Sep. 15, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school system is proposing a radical overhaul of how it admits students to an elite magnet school in an effort to develop a more diverse student body. The proposal touted Tuesday by Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand would eliminate a...

3 Mexican wolf pups cross-fostered into an Arizona pack

Sep. 15, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PINETOP, Ariz. (AP) — Three Mexican wolf pups have successfully been cross-fostered into a pack in northeastern Arizona, according to state Game and Fish Department officials. They said biologists used remote trail cameras late last month to document eight Mexican wolf pups in the Hoodoo Pack in the Apache...