Workplace diversity

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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Bernie Sanders addresses a rally in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, March 14, 2019. South Carolina gave Bernie Sanders the cold shoulder in 2016. Four years and several visits later, Sanders hopes the state is ready to warm to him. (Lauren Petracca/The Post And Courier via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Campaign workers for Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign workers in history to do so. The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed Friday that Sanders' campaign workers were the first to win union representation. UFCW...
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FILE - In this June 8 2006 file photo, The Troll, a gas platform run by the Norwegian oil giant Statoil company, stands above the North Sea, about 70 kilometers off the coast of Norway. Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund will begin dumping its shares in oil and gas companies, paving the way for a huge divestment in the likes of Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen said Friday March 8, 2019. (Marit Hommedal / Scanpix via AP, File)
March 08, 2019 - 9:50 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, the biggest of its kind in the world, will begin dumping shares in oil and gas companies, but stopped short of barring major producers like ExxonMobil and Chevron. The move was hailed by environmental activists as a sign that the global...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Italian fashion designer Gucci is announcing a major push to step up its diversity hiring following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The company also says it will hire a global director for diversity and inclusion, a newly created role. Gucci also is promising to launch a scholarship program to cultivate diverse design talent. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
February 15, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, file photo, Dr. Bernadith Russell hugs a friend as the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed from New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. Russell, a gynecologist, said at the time she was in medical school, "He was held up as the father of gynecology with no acknowledgement of the enslaved women he experimented on." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 06, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page wasn't the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school on his way to becoming a pediatrician. The 1984 photo has stirred a...
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This photo combo of file photos shows Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber. The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is a launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy announced The Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, which asks that musicians, labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project. More than 200 have already pledged, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. (Willy Sanjuan, Jordan Strauss, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians,...
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Someone records New England Patriots' Tom Brady talking during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 28, 2019 - 10:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta (all times EST): 10:10 p.m. The New England Patriots' practice home this week is Georgia Tech. That's not easy to take for Patriots center David Andrews, a former Georgia standout. "I'm behind enemy lines right now," Andrews said Monday night...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." A new study organized by Time’s Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. It found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, all averaged better global grosses when a woman was listed as the lead star. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Female-led films have consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time's Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the entertainment industry to promote gender equality. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, a guest looks at the Touch Bar on a MacBook computer shown in a demo room following the announcement of new products at Apple headquarters, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is opening a new training camp designed to address the technology industry's scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 26, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry's scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs. Under the initiative announced Monday, female entrepreneurs and programmers will attend two-week tutorial sessions at the company's...
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This combination photo shows Annie Lennox at Porter's 3rd Annual Incredible Women Gala in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2018, left, Lena Waithe at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills on Aug. 9, 2018, center, and Hannah Gadsby at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. The three are headlining a movie academy lunch celebrating a new initiative to advance the careers of female filmmakers. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
October 30, 2018 - 7:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including "Black Panther," actress and award-winning writer Lena Waithe said. There are "a million 'La La Lands' every year. How often do we get a 'Moonlight'? How often do we get 'Black Panther'?" she said. "...
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