• Jesse Jackson’s decades in public eye shaped by many roles

    CHICAGO (AP) — For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement.

  • As sex harassment scandal grows, minorities seldom involved

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor.

  • Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.

  • In ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be its first feature-film Oscar contender, follows two neighboring families — one black, one white — on a hardscrabble farm in 1940s Mississippi.

  • WNBA receives ‘A’ on race and gender report card

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions.