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Jump in counties required to provide language help to voters

Dec. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EST

The number of people in counties requiring elections officials to provide voting materials in languages other than English jumped by almost a quarter over the past five years, reflecting the increasingly diverse electorate in the U.S., according to figures released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. ...

Women seek diverse paths to leadership in Islamic spaces

Dec. 08, 2021 11:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Shortly after Kholoud al-Faqeeh was appointed judge in an Islamic religious court in the Palestinian territories, a woman walked in, laid eyes on her and turned around and walked out, murmuring that she didn’t want a woman to rule in her case. Al-Faqeeh was...

City honors nightclub where Ray Charles sang during Jim Crow

Dec. 08, 2021 08:43 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city is putting up a historical marker to commemorate a nightclub renowned for hosting Black musicians and patrons in the segregated South. The city of Clemson purchased the marker in honor of the Littlejohn Grill, The Greenville News reported....

Joining drag queens on TV show costs Indiana pastor his job

Dec. 08, 2021 08:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades, building a reputation as a staunch advocate of LGBTQ inclusion. His pastoral duties have now been terminated — the result of a bitter rift surfacing in his Indiana church after he sought to demonstrate...

MLS expands diversity hiring requirements for sporting staff

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

Major League Soccer clubs must interview at least one Black candidate when hiring for sporting positions as part of updates to the diversity hiring policy announced by the league Tuesday. The new requirement calls for at least two non-white candidates to be interviewed for any open...

Dems: Discovery, AT&T merger will hurt diversity, workers

Dec. 06, 2021 18:19 PM EST

Congressional Democrats are raising concerns that the proposed merger of Discovery and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, a $43 billion effort to conquer the world of streaming, could affect diversity efforts in Hollywood and particularly hurt Latinos, who are already deeply underrepresented. ...

Dictionary.com anoints allyship word of the year for 2021

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Allyship, an old noun made new again, is Dictionary.com's word of the year. The look up site with 70 million monthly users took the unusual step of anointing a word it added just last month, though “allyship” first surfaced in the mid-1800s, said John Kelly, the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

University design school initiative seeks racial justice

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the University of Minnesota’s College of Design launched the Design Justice Initiative, which seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color through affinity spaces, policy...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Dec. 03, 2021 21:50 PM EST

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are...