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Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

Jun. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The...

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

Jun. 14, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Thousands of women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. Discontent over sexism...

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-LGBT-Owned Companies story

Jun. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 5 about companies certified as lesbian,- gay-, transgender- and bisexual owned, The Associated Press misidentified the organization that does the certification. It is the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, not the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The story also...

Harris-Stowe president Dwaun Warmack leaving post

Jun. 10, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dwaun Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe State University, has resigned to become president of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Provost Dwayne Smith will be interim president during the search for Warmack's replacement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports applications to...

Minneapolis cancels meetings segregated by race

Jun. 5, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials have canceled meetings of city employees segregated by race to mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in North America. Fliers promoting three sessions through July have been taken down at City Hall. The lunch-hour meetings were to be segregated by race for black and...

Sephora closes US stores for 1-hour diversity training

Jun. 5, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora closed all of its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday to host "inclusion workshops" for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. The beauty retailer said the training had been in...

Q&A: 'Late Night' power duo Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling

Jun. 4, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after all. Emma Thompson plays said host, Katherine Newbury, who decides to allow the hire of a very green, but very eager...

Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: Role of black troops on D-Day

Jun. 4, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy for the final assault on Nazi Germany. And while portrayals of D-Day often depict an all-white host of...

David Lynch, Wes Studi among honorary Oscar recipients

Jun. 3, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Oscar winners of the season are already here. Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi director Lina Wertmüller and actress Geena Davis will all be receiving honorary Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in October, the Academy of Motion...

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran, 'Quiet Persuader,' dies at 81

May. 30, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In the Washington political scene of bombast and big egos, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi wielded power with a quiet, gentlemanly demeanor. He played piano in his Capitol Hill office and dashed off handwritten notes of thanks or congratulations to constituents. The white...