- Norwalk boosts recruitment of minority teachers Updated: May-25-15 1:08 pm
NORWALK, Connecticut - Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups.
- Group barred from changing segregated war monument sues SC Updated: May-23-15 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Members of an American Legion Post in Greenwood are suing South Carolina because the state won't allow them to replace plaques on a war memorial that segregate the list of dead soldiers in two world wars to "white" and "colored."
- Federal lawyers seek consolidation of Mississippi schools Updated: May-20-15 1:31 pm
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - Testifying for the federal government, a Vanderbilt University professor says the Cleveland school district's desegregation proposals are insufficient to entice white students to enroll at the city's historically black high school and middle school.
- Northwood man's murder trial rescheduled to July Updated: May-15-15 7:19 am
FORT DODGE, Iowa - The Fort Dodge murder trial of a 41-year-old Northwood man has been rescheduled to July.
- Lack of racial diversity leads judge to dismiss jury pool Updated: May-13-15 3:48 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa - An Iowa judge has dismissed a 112-member jury pool after determining that a black man charged with murder couldn't get a fair trial when all but one potential juror is white.
- Bill would add gender parity in workers compensation claims Updated: May-11-15 5:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers have approved a bill that would update California's workers' compensation law so that medical problems primarily affecting women will no longer be considered pre-existing conditions in calculating compensation.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.