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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2011, file photo, Harry E. Johnson Sr., left, president & CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, takes Tuskegee Airmen, including Theodore Lumpkin Jr., center, and Dabney Montgomery, right, on a tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Lumpkin has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Lumpkin was just days short of his 101st birthday. Lumpkin, a Los Angeles native, died Dec. 26, according to a statement from Los Angeles City College, which he attended from 1938 to 1940. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Member of famed Tuskegee Airmen dies from coronavirus

Jan. 9, 2021 12:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the famed Tuskegee Airmen — the first Black pilots in the segregated U.S. military and among the most respected fighter pilots of World War II — has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced Friday. Theodore Lumpkin Jr. was just days short of his...

This image released by PBS shows Tamara Lawrance, left, and Hayley Atwell in a scene from the miniseries

PBS' 'Masterpiece' marks 50th year with challenges ahead

Jan. 8, 2021 6:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As PBS’ “Masterpiece” marks its 50th anniversary Sunday, the drama and mystery showcase could rest on its reputation built with acclaimed programs including “I, Claudius” and “Elizabeth R" and polished anew by surprising pop-culture hits...

Study: Women, minorities make small gains in FBS leadership

Jan. 6, 2021 3:59 PM EST

A diversity study finds increasing numbers of women and people of color in leadership positions at the Football Bowl Subdivision level of college athletics for 2020, though not enough to overcome a significant “underrepresentation." Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics...

Woman hailed as model for refugee integration slain in Italy

Dec. 30, 2020 12:10 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Police in northern Italy on Wednesday arrested an ex-employee of an agricultural business in the slaying of his former boss, an Ethiopian refugee who had been hailed as a model of integration for building a successful goat farming operation after she arrived in Italy 10 years ago. The...

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon has endorsed a new slate of initiatives to expand diversity within the ranks and reduce prejudice, including in recruiting, retention and professional development across the force. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon memo maps out plan to expand diversity in the force

Dec. 18, 2020 4:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has endorsed a new slate of initiatives to expand diversity within the ranks and reduce prejudice, calling for more aggressive efforts to recruit, retain and promote a more racially and ethnically diverse force, The Associated Press learned on Friday. Acting Defense Secretary...

Commuters crowd the Grand Central Terminal in New York on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Asian American households saw the biggest income growth of any racial or ethnic group in the United States over the past decade and a half _ almost 8%. New figures released Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 by the U.S. Census Bureau also show that household income for Latinos grew by almost 6% over that time. (AP Photo/Donald King, file)

Location, education propel Asian income growth in US

Dec. 10, 2020 10:39 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Asian American households saw the biggest income growth of any racial or ethnic group in the United States over the past decade and a half — almost 8%, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Household income for Latinos grew by nearly 6% over that...

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study: NFL league office ahead of teams in diversity hiring

Dec. 9, 2020 2:31 PM EST

A diversity report in the NFL assigned high grades for the league office but lagging scores at team levels for racial and gender hiring. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida assigned an overall B-minus grade for the league, with a B-plus...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio, which displays indices and stocks down, in Times Square, New York. Nasdaq is looking to become more diverse, proposing new rules that would require all companies listed on its U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics about their board of directors. The listing rules would also require most Nasdaq-listed companies to have, or explain why they don’t have, at least two diverse directors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Nasdaq seeks mandatory board diversity for listed companies

Dec. 1, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Nasdaq is pushing for the more than 3,000 companies listed on its U.S. stock exchange to make their boardrooms less overwhelmingly male and white by hiring directors that better reflect the country's diverse population. The company filed a proposal Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that, if...

Nasdaq seeks authority to require boardroom diversity at Nasdaq-listed companies, including at least 1 woman, 1 minority

Dec. 1, 2020 7:37 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Nasdaq seeks authority to require boardroom diversity at Nasdaq-listed companies, including at least 1 woman, 1 minority.