Social diversity

Laura Dern, from left, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room with the award for best television limited series or motion picture made for television for "Big Little Lies" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 6:07 am
With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge. "For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and gender inequities across the industry. A statement Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 16, 2017 - 12:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein. A...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Charlie Craig and David Mullins are shown in their home in Denver. The Dec. 5, Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for the same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 03, 2017 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina's Piggie Park barbecue. The Piggie Park drive-in in Columbia, South Carolina, wouldn't serve two African-American customers in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 17, 2016 file photo, actress Meghan Markle participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her role on the television show, "Suits", in New York. Palace officials announced Monday Nov. 27, 2017 that Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, confirming months of rumors that the couple was close to tying the knot. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 28, 2017 - 6:55 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiancée of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist." Since 2014, the American actress has helped put a...
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A woman shouts slogans during a march as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 25, 2017 - 2:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country's sexist culture. In a nearly hour-long speech at...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minority television directors made modest gains last season, but the majority of television episodes are still directed by white men, the Directors Guild of America found in a study released Tuesday. The guild's study states that 62 percent of nearly 4,500 television...
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November 02, 2017 - 12:09 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Black students at Kansas State University voiced concerns about recent racist incidents at a meeting with top school officials on Wednesday night after a car was found near campus earlier in the day scrawled with racial slurs and threats. University spokesman Jeff Morris said...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, photo, members of the Droga5 team behind the recent CoverGirl campaign talk about that campaign during a meeting at the advertising agency's headquarters, in New York. Creative director Ray Smiling, upper left, listens along with other team members as Shannon Washington, also a creative director, seated at center, makes her point. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 26, 2017 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CoverGirl executive Ukonwa Ojo was struck when the team from an ad agency entered the room to pitch ideas for revamping the cosmetic company's image. For the first time in Ojo's more than 20-year career in business, she found herself working with an African-American creative...
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Four of the five Kennesaw State cheerleaders who took a knee three weeks ago during the Kennesaw State football game, take a knee once again out of sight of the fans under the visitors' bleachers, during the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Kennesaw State and Gardner-Webb, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. The cheerleaders are kneeling in protest police brutality. (Kelly J. Huff/The Marietta Daily Journal via AP)
October 21, 2017 - 9:41 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee in the tunnel during the national anthem at the Gardner-Webb-Kennesaw State game on Saturday night. The cheerleaders first knelt during the national anthem at a Sept. 30 football game to protest racial inequality and police brutality...
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October 19, 2017 - 7:51 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — State auditors are criticizing the governing board of South Carolina's military college for a lack of diversity, secret meetings and being too involved in cadet discipline. A report on The Citadel was released Wednesday by the Legislative Audit Council. Greenville Rep...
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