- Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.
- Study: NBA diversity again leads pro sports leagues Updated: Jul-01-15 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The NBA again sets the standard for diversity among major professional sports leagues.
- Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm
NEW YORK - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday - the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.
- CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds Updated: Jun-30-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission.
- Tangipahoa schools reach third goal in desegregation case Updated: Jun-23-15 11:39 am
AMITE, Louisiana - A federal judge has ruled that Tangipahoa Parish schools are legally desegregated in terms of staff assignment.
- State to create new Office of American Indian Health Updated: Jun-16-15 7:40 pm
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a state Office of American Indian Health, saying the current health care system in Indian Country limits access to preventative care and quality health care services and providers.
- Bonner reflects on years as president at Alabama Updated: Jun-15-15 11:50 am
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sat on the porch of the campus' antebellum president's mansion on a muggy afternoon in late spring. Joggers made their way around the Quad, and the heat and humidity gradually rose after a brief afternoon shower.
- US ambassador praises Australian gay rights progress Updated: Jun-15-15 7:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.
- Black film festival shifts focus to Web as options expand Updated: Jun-12-15 10:16 am
NEW YORK - As scrutiny continues over diversity in film and opportunities for African Americans in Hollywood, some black actors and producers are looking to another avenue where they see growth - the Web.
- Report: Little diversity found in sports departments Updated: Jun-10-15 4:50 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The number of jobs held by people of color and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites remains low, with most jobs dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday.
- Purdue faculty to participate in diversity training program Updated: Jun-10-15 1:41 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Five members of the mechanical engineering faculty at Purdue University have been chosen to participate in a National Science Foundation diversity training program so they can help recruit African-American students.
- Judge rules against plaintiffs in Baton Rouge court lawsuit Updated: Jun-10-15 7:52 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has denied a lawsuit that seeks to remake the racial balance of the five-judge Baton Rouge City Court.