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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water" accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 05, 2018 - 9:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Held one year ago, the 90th Academy Awards would have very likely been a rose-colored nostalgia fest. But this year, with a culture-wide reckoning over decades of sexual misconduct, a film business in decline, a volatile political climate and the fact that last year the esteemed...
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Zinzi Evans, left, and Ryan Coogler gesture the "Wakanda Forever" symbol from the film "Black Panther" as they arrive at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 27, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television. UCLA's Bunche Center released its fifth annual study on diversity in the entertainment...
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In this July 15, 1967, file photo, a National Guard officer passes the smashed window of a black-owned flower shop in riot-torn Newark, N.J., after a night of looting and violence. The small sign in window reads, "Please!! Negro-Owned Business." Former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, says he remains haunted that the panel's recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted, but he is hopeful they will be one day. He strongly feels that poverty and structural racism still enflame racial tensions even as the United States becomes more diverse. (AP Photo, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, according to study made public Tuesday that examines the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report. The new...
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In this July 24, 1967, file photo, police check buildings along a section of 12th Street, about three miles from downtown Detroit, following racial riots which broke out in the city. Many businesses and homes were burned and looted. Former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, says he remains haunted that the panel's recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted, but he is hopeful they will be one day. (AP Photo/File)
February 27, 2018 - 1:07 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report. The new report released Tuesday...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Software developer Tim Chevalier, a former Google employee who is transgender, is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Chevalier's lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in San Francisco County Court. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about online bullying he experienced at the company and complaining about discrimination, harassment and white...
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In this Jan. 26, 2018 photo, passengers wait on the QLINE transit train in Detroit. Some cities and regions are dangling racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of being open for business. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 18, 2018 - 5:33 pm
Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of...
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Director Martin McDonagh, from left, producer Peter Czernin, actors Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and producer Graham Broadbent pose for photographers backstage with their Best Film awards for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' at the BAFTA 2018 Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 18, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother...
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Aaron Moorer uses a pipette to draw liquid in a biology lab at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Moorer is from Fairfax County Va., where It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, when hundreds of second-graders trooping off to private psychologists, taking IQ tests to prove they're worthy of the county's advanced academic programs. Data shows that worthy black and Hispanic students are mostly left out. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 03, 2018 - 5:45 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It's an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one of the wealthiest, best-educated populations in America: Hundreds of second-graders troop off to private psychologists for IQ tests to prove they're worthy of advanced academic programs in the public schools. The competition is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, crews with Duke Energy continue to remove coal ash from the old coal ponds at the Sutton Plant, in Wilmington, N.C. Duke Energy Corp. is making changes that could make it easier for black, female and other minority-owned construction and hauling firms to compete for work on its multi-billion dollar project to excavate and close coal-ash storage pits. (Ken Blevins /The Star-News via AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 12:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the largest U.S. electricity companies is making changes that could make it easier for black, female and other minority-owned construction and hauling firms to compete for work on its multibillion-dollar project to excavate and close coal-ash storage pits. Under pressure...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Timothée Chalamet in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name." The film was nominated for the top honor for the GLAAD Media Awards. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five feature films including "The Shape of Water" and "Call Me By Your Name" have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, one year after it found only two films to honor for gay-inclusive story lines and characters. The other wide-release films nominated Friday are "Battle of the...
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