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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...

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...

Report: Pandemic dealing setbacks to gender parity in jobs

Mar. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The think tank behind the annual gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, says the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting gender parity in the workplace, but time will tell whether the damage to women's roles in the economy proves permanent. The World...

AP Interview: 49ers' Hannah Gordon works for women's equity

Mar. 29, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

When Hannah Gordon stepped into her role at the NFL's headquarters in 2009, she was the only woman working in the salary cap department who wasn’t a secretary. Now, as chief administrative officer and general counsel of the San Francisco 49ers, she accepts a challenge...

District hires first Black principal since desegregation

Mar. 29, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A school district in northern South Carolina has hired its first Black principal since the district desegregated decades ago. The Greenville News reported Monday that Ashley Anderson-Murray has been the interim principal of...

'A reset button' — Black theater leaders push for change

Mar. 26, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What's better than a powerful voice from the Black theater community singing about change? How about 13 such voices? Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter and Audra McDonald and other founding members of Black Theatre United have recorded the song and video...

Racial diversity in children's books grows, but slowly

Mar. 18, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In the world of children's books, villagers can protect their water from a black snake, dark skin is as beautiful as the night sky, and a little girl's two puffs of hair can make her feel like she's floating above the clouds. Kids are seeing more of these...

The Pittsburgh Courier chronicled history of Black Americans

Mar. 06, 2021 03:02 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a teenager, Robert Lee Vann plowed fields with an ox under the scorching North Carolina sun. But he didn’t plant seeds of justice until he came north for an education. After earning bachelor’s and law degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, the...

'We turn a blind eye': Boston's police remain largely white

Mar. 04, 2021 08:26 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — For years, Boston city leaders have vowed to diversify the police department so it looks more like the community it serves. Yet the police force is just as white as it was a decade ago, and huge barriers to diversity remain, advocates say. City officials...

South Carolina: Ex-NBA star's Trustee vote shows race fight

Mar. 03, 2021 18:16 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina’s first African American basketball star, a former NBA veteran running unopposed with the governor's backing, would appear to be a slam dunk for election to a full term on the school’s Board of Trustees. But...