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'Roma' actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Jan. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Jan. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on Major League Soccer finds that the sport improved last year with its racial hiring practices but slid in gender hiring. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a "substantial"...

Baptist seminary president: Must face sinful past of slavery

Dec. 16, 2018 11:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville-based Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Wednesday disclosed its ties to slavery, detailing decades of racism and how its four founders owned more than 50 slaves. Its 71-page report found the school, the oldest seminary associated with the Southern Baptist...

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Dec. 11, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with...

Teacher nixes ban on 'Large Afros' at concert after uproar

Dec. 10, 2018 3:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher apologized Monday and backed off his instructions that students should not have "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles at an upcoming chorus concert. Vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter to students touched off a social media...

Correction: Apple-Women In Tech story

Nov. 27, 2018 1:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Nov. 26 about a new training camp that Apple is offering to women pursuing careers in technology, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the CEO of Catalyst. The correct spelling is Lorraine, not Lorrain. A corrected version of the story is below: Apple to tutor...