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'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Inside a group’s push to remove a statue to an enslaver

Apr. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The closure of O’Donnell Square Park in Canton without warning Monday evening set off an immediate flurry of emails, texts and phone calls among one group of neighbors in particular. The 50 members of the Canton Anti-Racism Alliance dared to wonder:...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion makes our sports, our teams and our communities stronger,” said Minnesota Lynx coach...

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Apr. 08, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 07, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Aril 7 The South Florida Sun Sentinel on honoring the legacy of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings: It’s rare that a politician in Florida is so popular that he’s...

Allentown police recruit homegrown Spanish-speaking officers

Apr. 03, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Allentown Police Officer Louis Santiago and his partner recently were called to a home where the kids were refusing to go to school. Santiago, though a rookie, was suited to handle the situation. He grew...

11K sign effort to overturn Mesa's LGBTQ-inclusive ordinance

Apr. 02, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A group has submitted more than 11,000 signatures in an effort to overturn a recently passed LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Mesa. The United for Mesa political committee, created for the referendum effort, filed 11,505 signatures to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 02, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

The Hartford Courant. April 1, 2021. Editorial: COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are climbing in Connecticut, despite the vaccine. Here are three mistakes Gov. Ned Lamont is making In the early weeks following the introduction of the COVID-19...

Four companies enter consent decree to end discrimination

Apr. 01, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office announced Thursday it reached consent decrees with four companies, including a temporary staffing agency, to resolve allegations of workplace segregation and sex discrimination in hiring. DSI Holdings Corp., the...