- Ohio seeks adjusted contract rules for minority companies Updated: Apr-30-16 10:51 am
CLEVELAND - Ohio transportation officials are asking the federal government to adjust rules used to award highway design and construction contracts in hopes that it will give more work to minority-owned companies.
- UW-Madison leaders to get cultural training Updated: Apr-27-16 2:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-Madison's executives will get cultural training following a semester marked by students' calls for a more inclusive college experience for minorities.
- Minority coaches struggle to get opportunities in NCAA Updated: Apr-26-16 2:37 am
When Dave Dickerson's five-season run at Tulane came to an end in 2010, he joined Thad Matta's staff at Ohio State to work with one of the most respected coaches in the game, help the Buckeyes win and apply what he learned in his first head coaching job to be more successful the second time around.
- The Latest: Minnesota House passes education budget bill Updated: Apr-25-16 9:46 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on Minnesota's education budget (all times local):
- Diversity language cut from judge application Updated: Apr-25-16 1:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah legislative panel that picks state court judges will remove a nod to toward diversity in its judicial application after lawmakers declared gender and race should not influence how judges are selected.
- Slaying of 3 deaf women in Haiti highlights vulnerability Updated: Apr-25-16 12:06 am
LEVEQUE, Haiti - The three friends had spent the day stocking up on food in the Haitian capital when they left for their village, setting off on the 20-mile trip home by foot because the minibuses known as tap-taps weren't running after a bridge collapse.
- Purdue faculty say cuts will hurt areas with most diversity Updated: Apr-24-16 1:19 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Some Purdue University faculty say a plan to overhaul graduate education negatively affects disciplines with the most minority and female graduate students.
- Boise's refugee resettlement program seen as a success Updated: Apr-22-16 5:36 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The success of Boise's refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention.
- Legislature votes to strip funding from UT diversity office Updated: Apr-21-16 9:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers voted to send a message that they don't agree with the sexually open and progressive views of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion on the University of Tennessee campus. So the Legislature on Thursday passed a bill stripping it of state funds - a total of nearly $337,000. The money will be used to fund minority scholarships instead.
- Tennessee lawmakers work toward winding down session Friday Updated: Apr-21-16 7:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers got off to a quick start in January by dismissing a bill seeking to have Tennessee opt out of the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Then things got complicated.
- Clemson students end 8-day diversity sit-in protest Updated: Apr-21-16 7:04 pm
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Clemson University students say they are ending their sit-in protest over a lack of diversity on campus.
- Clemson diversity officer: School is committed to improving Updated: Apr-21-16 7:22 am
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Clemson University's newly hired chief diversity officer says the school's administration is committed to improving the racial climate on campus.
- Lawmakers fail to conclude Tennessee legislative session Updated: Apr-20-16 9:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A lengthy debate over a proposed veto override, partisan squabbling and a disagreement over a tax cut have delayed the planned conclusion of the legislative session.
- Rhode Island pension fund to push for corporate diversity Updated: Apr-20-16 3:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's $7.5 billion pension fund will vote "no" any time a company in which it invests nominates a slate of corporate board nominees that would cause fewer than 30 percent of directors to be women or racial minorities, the state's treasurer said Wednesday.
- Study: MLB teams could do better hiring minorities, women Updated: Apr-20-16 11:44 am
Major League Baseball teams could do a better job of hiring minority candidates for managing and GM posts or women for VP and other administrative positions, according to an annual report released Wednesday.
- Saint Louis University investigates team's racist texts Updated: Apr-19-16 3:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Saint Louis University is investigating - and condemning - racially insensitive texts sent last year by two members of the school's overwhelmingly white baseball team, a top campus diversity official said Tuesday, calling the texts "appalling."
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Apr-18-16 1:56 pm
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- Judge says lawsuit to integrate SC war monument can proceed Updated: Apr-18-16 11:03 am
GREENWOOD, South Carolina - A South Carolina judge says members of the American Legion can press their lawsuit seeking to bring long-delayed integration to a World War I memorial that separates the soldiers' names by race.
- State proposals on LGBT rights push business into spotlight Updated: Apr-17-16 6:46 pm
ATLANTA - Major corporations invested in Southern states have become some of the staunchest opponents of bills they consider discriminatory, facing off against Republican lawmakers eager to portray their states as the best home for global brands.
- Oregon police departments less divers than communities Updated: Apr-16-16 4:44 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police force diversity lags statewide in comparison to community demographics.
- Only on AP: Frustrated retired MLB players want career help Updated: Apr-14-16 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - The baseball players' union is frustrated many of its retired members - especially minorities - can't find jobs working for teams and has asked MLB to help launch a career preparation project.
- China blasts US human rights in tit-for-tat report Updated: Apr-14-16 8:25 am
BEIJING - China on Thursday blasted U.S. human rights record in its annual tit-for-tat report, saying money and family connections are corrupting politics and calling U.S. airstrikes in Syria and Iraq a "gross violation of other countries' human rights."
- Lawsuit to challenge protections for Minnesota teachers Updated: Apr-13-16 9:21 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Education reform groups say they plan to file a lawsuit Thursday challenging Minnesota tenure and dismissal laws that protect teachers.
- Navy secretary to Marines: Women in combat is irreversible Updated: Apr-12-16 8:35 pm
CAMP PENDLETON, California - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus had a simple message Tuesday for 1,500 Marines and sailors: The decision to let women compete for all military combat positions is as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow gays and lesbians to openly serve.
- The Latest: Navy secretary sells Marines on women in combat Updated: Apr-12-16 7:15 pm
CAMP PENDLETON, California - The Latest on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus' talk with Marines on women in combat (all times local):