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Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

Jan. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment scandals thrust workplace equality into the spotlight, a study shows. The rate of change remains slow, but minorities are making...

'Roma' actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Jan. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Jan. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on Major League Soccer finds that the sport improved last year with its racial hiring practices but slid in gender hiring. The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a "substantial"...

Tuskegee Airman John Lyle dead at 98

Jan. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — World War II fighter pilot John Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman, has died at the age of 98. Lyle died Saturday at his home on Chicago's South Side, his wife, Eunice, said Monday. She added that Lyle had been battling prostate cancer. The members of the nation's first black fighter squadron won...

California Editorial Rdp

Jan. 2, 2019 11:47 AM EST

Jan. 1 Los Angeles Times on California's push for women on boards of directors: When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring publicly traded corporations based in California to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019, he did so even though he expressed doubt that it could survive a...

At local police departments, inequality abounds

Dec. 22, 2018 3:07 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where you live in Allegheny County determines what kind of police officer responds to your call for help. High-paid, low-paid, full-time, part-time, experienced, inexperienced, well-equipped or poorly equipped — it's a roll of the geographic dice, according to an analysis by the...

Historian seeks historic designation for World War II hut

Dec. 20, 2018 9:38 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii historian and researcher is looking to preserve an old Quonset hut on Oahu that was possibly part of a segregated encampment for black laborers and enlisted men during World War II. Deloris Guttman, who works with the African American Diversity Council Center Hawaii, is seeking to...

Baptist seminary president: Must face sinful past of slavery

Dec. 16, 2018 11:04 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville-based Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Wednesday disclosed its ties to slavery, detailing decades of racism and how its four founders owned more than 50 slaves. Its 71-page report found the school, the oldest seminary associated with the Southern Baptist...

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Dec. 11, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with...

Teacher nixes ban on 'Large Afros' at concert after uproar

Dec. 10, 2018 3:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher apologized Monday and backed off his instructions that students should not have "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles at an upcoming chorus concert. Vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter to students touched off a social media...