Social diversity

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, BAFTA Chair of the Film Committee Marc Samuelson poses for photographers next to actor Hayley Squires in London. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after nominations for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white. “We said on the day, ‘We’re going to review everything,’” BAFTA film committee chairman Marc Samuelson said Thursday, Sept. 24. 2020 as the academy announced a slate of changes. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)
September 24, 2020 - 1:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020 file photo, Wells Fargo CEO and President Charles Scharf is seated before he testifies during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Scharf apologized Wednesday, Sept. 23 for comments he made that dismissed concerns that the banking industry, which has a long history of racist behavior, wasn’t doing enough to promote and retain diverse talent. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 23, 2020 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said that “there is a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from” in corporate America. The memo to employees was written in June, but...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2010, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan practices waving the green flag before a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 22, 2020 - 4:13 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas. Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
September 19, 2020 - 9:52 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...
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September 15, 2020 - 3:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday on a diverse list of contenders for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Dangarembga was nominated for the 50,000-pound ($64,000) award for “This Mournable Body,”...
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Kave Bulambo, founder of Black in Tech Berlin speaks with other members of the tech group via video call in the conference room of the public co-working space where she often works in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jona Kallgren)
September 10, 2020 - 3:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — The beginning of 2019 is when Kave Bulambo really started to wonder: Where are all the Black software engineers in Berlin? Bulambo, who grew up in South Africa and moved to Germany's capital in 2013, hires people to work at Berlin technology companies and start-ups. In time, she...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 09, 2020 - 7:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Nash was a leader, a guy who loved to get the best out of his teammates on the court and build relationships with them off it. Those qualities helped him become a Hall of Fame player. Now he thinks they can make him a successful coach. Nash was introduced Wednesday by the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on and off screen beginning with the 96th Academy Awards. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
September 08, 2020 - 8:30 pm
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and...
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Track athlete Cason Suggs speaks about his experiences as a Black man in Memorial Stadium following a march to protest social injustices through the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. University of Missouri athletes who organized and led the march and rally urged the hundreds of people who participated to stay engaged in work to end racial disparities. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 1:24 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri athletes who organized and led a march and rally for social justice through the Columbia campus urged the hundreds of people who participated to stay engaged in work to end racial disparities. Wednesday's “March With Mizzou” was organized largely by the...
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This combination of images provided by LA28 shows logos released Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, by the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee features a black “L” and a “28" being paired with the letter “A” which is designed to show up in almost any color, shape or configuration as a way of representing the diversity of the Los Angeles community. (LA28 via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 1:55 pm
On a day the Los Angeles Olympic organizing committee unveiled an interactive logo it hopes will represent the diversity of the city, the chairman of LA2028 reiterated the need to push for a change to the long-standing rule that bars political protests on the medals stand. “I don't believe anti-...
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