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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...

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...

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...

Judge lifts race, gender hiring quotas for Cincinnati police

Sep. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has lifted race- and sex-based hiring quotas imposed on the Cincinnati Police Department 40 years ago to fix its lack of diversity, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department's argument that the changes are no longer constitutional. ...

Report: Air Force women, minorities face harassment and bias

Sep. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a third of the female service members in the Air Force and Space Force say they've experienced sexual harassment and many can describe accounts of sexism and a stigma associated with pregnancy and maternity leave, a study released Thursday has found. ...

Sam Cunningham, who starred at USC and in NFL, dies at 71

Sep. 07, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam “Bam” Cunningham, an All-American fullback at Southern California whose performance against Alabama was credited with helping to integrate football in the South and who went on to a record-setting career with the New England Patriots, died Tuesday. He was 71. ...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

Monitor: NYPD officers underreporting use of stop-and-frisk

Sep. 01, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed monitor said Wednesday there is “substantial evidence” New York City police officers have underreported the number of times they've stopped and frisked people, likely skewing statistics tracking use of a tactic long scrutinized over racial bias. ...

Judge rejects self-defense claim in MLK Day confrontation

Aug. 26, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge on Thursday rejected a self-defense claim by a white man accused of pulling a gun and yelling racial slurs in a traffic confrontation with a group of Black teenagers protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2019. ...