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10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Sep. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and...

Syracuse, MEAC agree to 10-year partnership on and off field

Sep. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

In the dead of winter Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack was brainstorming about the future and how to make some sort of social impact through sports. "My thought was, is there a chance for us to maybe schedule our nonconference with a little more purpose in some...

Diversity study: APSE's gender-hiring scores continue to lag

Sep. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

A diversity study found the Associated Press Sports Editors has improved in racial hiring but the independent national organization continues to lag when it comes to hiring women. The report card Wednesday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...

Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opens Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 22, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with her debut runway collection, a concrete success for a movement to promote diversity in Italian fashion just a year after launching. The Italian National Fashion Chamber tapped...

Germany's diversity shows as immigrants run for parliament

Sep. 22, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ana-Maria Trasnea was 13 when she emigrated from Romania because her single, working mother believed she would have a better future in Germany. Now 27, she is running for a seat in parliament. “It was hard in Germany in the beginning,” Trasnea said in...

Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

Amazon, Chobani and others vow to hire Afghan refugees

Sep. 21, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, Chobani, UPS and more than 30 other companies have vowed to hire and train refugees fleeing Afghanistan for the U.S. The companies said Tuesday that they want to help the tens of thousands of Afghan refugees coming to America to integrate into...

Recall vote highlights California's geopolitical divisions

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters,...

Corporate diversity, accountability focus of conference

Sep. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Recruiting people of color for roles in the corporate world and accountability in hiring will be discussed by chief executives and other business leaders during an event hosted by Chicago-based Diversity MBA. The 15th Annual National Business Leaders...