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South Carolina awards Staley 7-year, $22.4 million contract

Oct. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It certainly was a big day for Dawn Staley. South Carolina's national championship coach thought it was just as important for women's basketball and gender equity. Staley and the school announced a new, seven-year contract that will pay her $2.9...

Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

Oct. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after George Floyd's killing focused attention on efforts to diversify newsrooms, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive. The News Leaders Association, a journalism trade group, extended the deadline for responses to its...

UN told failure to deal with diversity is root cause of wars

Oct. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...

Fallout continues from Gruden resignation over emails

Oct. 12, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

The NFL is not planning to make public any of the hundreds of thousands of emails it obtained as part of an investigation of the Washington Football Team, some of which led to the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “Based on the material that we have...

George Floyd's brother to speak in Vermont

Oct. 10, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — George Floyd’s brother will be speaking in Vermont this month about the impact on race relations of his brother's death by a police officer. Philonise Floyd will be part of a diversity speaker series at the Flynn on October 29, the Greater...

Grant project reflects on Stafford's history through art

Oct. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Students in 11 Stafford County schools are deepening their understanding of local history and creating art to tell stories through a partnership between the school division, the Stafford Education Foundation and the Stafford Museum and Cultural Center. The organizations...

Alabama capital strips Confederate president's name off road

Oct. 06, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The first capital of the Confederacy has renamed a street honoring the Confederate president to recognize a Black civil rights lawyer instead, despite an Alabama law meant to protect rebel monuments and memorials. The Montgomery City Council...

Students protest hiring of nondeaf leader for deaf school

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia's schools for the deaf and hard of hearing are now headed by people who can hear, and the latest hiring has prompted protests by students and resignations by some teachers. The Georgia Department of Education hired a new superintendent...

Abortion, guns, religion top a big Supreme Court term

Oct. 02, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public also could be on the line, especially...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...