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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. The previous month, the school invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said "You are my slave." She requested that the school to stop the annual Civil War dress-up day. Recently, an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found in May that a mock "slave auction" that singled out black students at the private Chapel School in Westchester County had a profoundly negative effect on all involved students. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
July 06, 2019 - 10:07 am
"They made me a slave today." Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko's classmates were encouraged to examine and...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign event Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 05, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if elected president she would sign executive orders aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color, punishing companies and contractors with historically poor records on diversity and equality by denying them...
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Geena Davis speaks at the AT&T's SHAPE: "The Scully Effect is Real" panel with Geena Davis and Mayim Bialik on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 12:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight. "Just go through (the script) and cross out a bunch of male first names and put female first names. That's all you have to do," Davis told the audience during...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb instructs her team in the first half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Waco, Texas. The Cavaliers have hired former California coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant on John Beilein’s staff. Gottlieb joins Beilein’s staff after serving eight years as the University of California, Berkeley women's basketball head coach, where she led the Golden Bears to a combined 179-89 (.668) record (86-58, .597 in Pac-12) since taking over the helm in 2011-12. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 18, 2019 - 3:52 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing, will receive honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards in October. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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May 22, 2019 - 4:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in the face of U.S. export controls that threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. The Finance Ministry's announcement Wednesday comes amid tension over Washington's decision to...
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April 15, 2019 - 2:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. The annual report card...
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March 29, 2019 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps' brief experiment integrating female recruits into an all-male unit for their initial training at boot camp has come to an end. And officials at Parris Island, S.C., aren't sure it will happen again. The Corps has long refused to fully integrate its recruit...
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March 16, 2019 - 7:51 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The African-American general who now leads the Army's Fort Jackson in South Carolina is descended from a soldier who served there in a segregated military more than a century ago. Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle, Jr. is a combat veteran who took command last June. He admits that it...
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