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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 26, 2021. Editorial: The need to diversify Illinois teachers If you are a family of color living in the suburbs, it’s unlikely that your child’s teacher looks like you. That’s because...

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.” It is hardly the official federal...

Alabama officer braves storm to honor deceased veteran

Jul. 21, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who stood at attention during a rainstorm to honor a deceased World War II soldier said he simply wanted to recognize a veteran from a small town. Wearing his regular uniform rather than rain gear, Officer Newman...

Bank of England sets itself 'stretching' diversity targets

Jul. 21, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England said Wednesday it has set itself “stretching” targets to increase diversity within its ranks after an internal review found ethnic minority staff members were less likely to be promoted and were paid less than white colleagues. The...

Forrest Landon, described as 'born newsman,' dies at age 87

Jul. 19, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Forrest “Frosty” Landon, longtime editor of the Roanoke Times & World-News who was described as a “born newsman” in a career that spanned 40 years, died Monday. He was 87. Word of Landon's death came from Beth Macy, Landon’s...

Watching for birds, diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

Jul. 15, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John James Audubon, a naturalist celebrated for his stunning watercolors of American birds. ...

Black students, faculty: UNC needs self-examination on race

Jul. 07, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — When the University of North Carolina first declined to vote on granting tenure to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, kicking off a protracted battle marked by allegations of racism and conservative backlash over her work examining the legacy of slavery, Black students...

Ex-Liberty exec files lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

Jul. 07, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A former NFL player hired last year to help lead diversity initiatives at Liberty University is suing the school, alleging racial discrimination in his demotion and subsequent firing. The federal lawsuit filed Friday by Kelvin Edwards says he...

Biden celebrates Pride Month, highlighting LGBTQ rights

Jun. 25, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated Pride Month at the White House on Friday, a reflection of the growing stature of the LGBTQ community at the highest level of government. “Pride Month represents so much,” Biden said. “It stands for courage. The...

Europe seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space

Jun. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency says it was “blown away” by the record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — hoping to become the continent’s next generation of space travelers, including more women than ever and some 200 people with disabilities. ...