- Stafford citizens form multicultural coalition Updated: Feb-07-16 12:47 pm
STAFFORD, Virginia - Allen Goad's commute home July 3, 2015, left him alarmed and angry.
- Black students seek swifter race reforms at Missouri Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - University of Missouri students pointedly pressed the system's governing board Friday for faster diversity reforms at the Columbia campus, which is still grappling with racial unrest three months since protests led to departures of two top administrators.
- TSU wins award for international education Updated: Feb-05-16 4:46 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee State University is one of five schools nationwide to win the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education.
- Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity Updated: Feb-04-16 3:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.
- Eastern Indiana college cancels classes to discuss diversity Updated: Feb-04-16 12:17 pm
RICHMOND, Indiana - Classes at an eastern Indiana college have been canceled for a day to discuss diversity after a group of students brought forward a list of concerns.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 7:10 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- School kisses Valentine's Day and other holidays goodbye Updated: Feb-03-16 12:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students at a Minnesota elementary school won't be exchanging valentines, or celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas or Halloween.
- Brown finalizes plan to create more diverse community Updated: Feb-02-16 1:00 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University has finalized a plan aimed at creating a more diverse and inclusive academic community and addressing issues of racism and discrimination.
- Students seek dismissal of Missouri State diversity official Updated: Feb-01-16 6:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of Missouri State University students is seeking the dismissal of the school's highest-ranking Hispanic official, alleging he made derogatory comments about black students and created division between different racial groups.
- Judge eyes deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons Updated: Feb-01-16 3:17 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A federal judge said Monday she was considering an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons.
- Report: NYC arts groups don't reflect city's diversity Updated: Jan-28-16 8:23 am
NEW YORK - New York City's arts institutions are more diverse than those in other parts of the country yet don't reflect the city's racial and ethnic diversity.
- Missouri judge education to include racial bias training Updated: Jan-27-16 12:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's chief justice says judges will receive bias training following reports of racial disparity in the handling of some juvenile cases.
- Effie Brown: Women need to be part of diversity solution Updated: Jan-25-16 4:17 pm
PARK CITY, Utah - Film and television producer Effie Brown believes that women and people of color have been complicit, at some level, in taking a backseat in Hollywood.
- The Latest: Panel to study diversity at The Citadel Updated: Jan-25-16 3:54 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The Latest on The Citadel disciplining 14 cadets after photographs surfaced on social media of seven freshmen with pillowcases similar to KKK garb on their heads (all times local):
- UW Trustees approve new diversity position Updated: Jan-23-16 4:16 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved creation of a new diversity assistant position.
- Judge OKs plan to help desegregate St. Martin schools Updated: Jan-23-16 3:48 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A federal judge has approved a plan to shift school attendance zones in St. Martin Parish to help resolve a decades-old desegregation case.
- Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms Updated: Jan-23-16 3:07 pm
NEW YORK - The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: "OscarsSoWhite." The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on Friday led to diversity reforms announced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
- Charlotte Rampling clarifies controversial diversity remarks Updated: Jan-22-16 8:11 pm
LONDON - Academy Award-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling said her comments that an Oscars' boycott is "racist to white people" were misinterpreted. In a statement to CBS News' "Sunday Morning" on Friday, Rampling said she wished every performance were given equal opportunity for consideration.
- Hollywood reax swift, positive to Oscar diversity measures Updated: Jan-22-16 7:31 pm
The Academy's proposed changes to increase diversity in the Oscars prompted swift and positive reaction in Hollywood, with many praising the moves while still noting that the Academy Awards are only part of the problem, and only part of the solution.
- The Latest: Cheadle says diversity issue goes beyond Academy Updated: Jan-22-16 7:15 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - The latest on Friday's statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST):
- As urgency fades, Dayton checks outlook of special session Updated: Jan-21-16 9:41 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - It's time for a special session status check.
- Not your average Joe: Haj makes Guthrie directing debut Updated: Jan-20-16 4:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Joseph Haj has a tough act to follow.
- Path to reform for Oscars starts with studios, academy Updated: Jan-20-16 4:30 pm
NEW YORK - Change at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, where membership is for life, does not come easily. As Spike Lee said on Tuesday, its 6,000-plus membership can't be changed "hocus pocus, presto chango" overnight.
- Immigration tops politically charged caseload for high court Updated: Jan-20-16 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's decision to add immigration to its already robust list of politically charged cases means a raft of rulings in the late spring or early summer that could inject the court into the presidential campaign.
- Lafayette woman creates diverse library for youths Updated: Jan-19-16 4:57 pm
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - In fall 2014, Cindy Eberts read a book to a young African-American boy that made her cry.