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Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for $9 billion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK...

Mickelson, Barkley to face Manning, Curry in golf match

Phil Mickelson will team up with Charles Barkley to face Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning in an exhibition golf match next month highlighting diversity,...

DEA recruits cite ‘monkey noises’ among claims of racism

At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared...

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. ...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

The Latest: Ali to host Women’s Sports Foundation awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. ...

AP Interview: Top Afghan negotiator lauds India’s support

NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy said Saturday that India’s civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of...

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald...

Byfield becomes highest-drafted Black player in NHL history

Quinton Byfield became the highest drafted Black player in NHL history on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Kings selected him with the second...

Government probes Microsoft’s effort to boost diversity

Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is scrutinizing its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. ...

Moving the flip zone: Democrats march deeper into suburbia

PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow...

David and Nicola Yoon launch YA imprint for people of color

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling authors David and Nicola Yoon are launching a Random House Children's Books imprint for young adult romance novels by...

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring,...

California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed...

Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted...

Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter

MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates...

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack...

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives...

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver,...

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but...

EU unveils plan to combat racism, increase diversity

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission presented a series of measures Friday aimed at tackling structural racism and discrimination, acknowledging a blatant lack of...

Zimbabwean writer, Americans on diverse Booker Prize list

LONDON (AP) — A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday on a diverse list of contenders...

Milan Fashion Week to include Black Lives Matter event

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion council’s only Black designer has hailed as a ‘’breakthrough’’ the inclusion of a Black Lives Matter event to...

Black in Berlin: Group seeks more diversity in tech industry

BERLIN (AP) — The beginning of 2019 is when Kave Bulambo really started to wonder: Where are all the Black software engineers in Berlin? ...

Hollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy...

Steve Nash eager to get started on new career as Nets coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Nash was a leader, a guy who loved to get the best out of his teammates on the court...

Companies pledge to add at least 1 Black director to board

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen companies, including Zillow and M.M.LaFleur, are promising to add at least one Black director to their...

Oscars set inclusion standards for best picture category

In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The...

NHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiatives

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) —...

Missouri athletes lead campus march for social justice

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) —...

California acts to increase diversity on corporate boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson, calls for justice continue

PHOENIX (AP) — Andrew...

NASCAR races, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —...

Asian students decry elimination of 5 sports at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College has insisted...

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of...

Floyd’s death sparks new activism among communities of color

When Washington, D.C.’s NFL...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four...

Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president

Reality began to sink...

New this week: Tim McGraw music, Democrats meet & ‘The 24th’

Here’s a collection curated...

‘Do something’: Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

‘Do something:’ Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Elite public schools in Virginia, elsewhere seek diversity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP)...

Hockey makes progress in midst of awakening about racism

Anson Carter filled his...

Biden draws distinction on Black, Latino political diversity

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic...

Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became...

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

For weeks Bayern Munich...

For the NBA, it’s time to play, kneel and demand change

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla....

Racial equality statements begin to unfold amid NHL restart

Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh...

P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive

LONDON (AP) — Procter...

MLB players taking visible stance on social justice

PHOENIX (AP) — Major...

Esper order aims to expand diversity, skirts major decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense...

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid...

Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Syracuse athletic director John...

Supreme Court declines to hear Equal Pay Act case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Biden campaign says 36% of senior staff are people of color

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe...

NFL’s coaching summit highlights minority candidates

The biggest takeaway following...

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Data privacy, other measures qualify for California ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

NASA naming headquarters for ‘Hidden Figures’ engineer

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA...

California voters to decide fate of affirmative action ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Evangelical Liberty U rattled by its own racial reckoning

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —...

Police investigate ‘White Lives Matter’ banner at EPL game

Police began an investigation...

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