After an outcry over an all-white contenders list in 2020, more than half of this year's 24 nominees are actors of colour.
Formula One's managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn says W Series has been "a beacon to many" since the championship started.
New guidelines set by Oscars academy after 5-year effort to promote diversity on and off screen considering people of colour, women, people with disabilities or people from the LGBTQ community.
Hollywood has embraced diversity on-screen, but progress has been much slower off-screen.
Oscars night is quickly approaching - and will be without a host for the first time in three decades. The prestigious ceremony has shown improvement in terms of nominating racially diverse films but has seen a decline in viewership in recent years.
Former US President Barack Obama was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela when he warned the world had plunged into "strange and uncertain times." His comments were widely seen as a barely veiled reference to his successor, Donald Trump.
After lawyer Aaron Schlossberg was caught on camera shaming staff at a Manhattan lunch spot for speaking in Spanish, the city came out with several apt responses, one of which was a street party outside his flat — a protest in true Latino form.
Google engineer James Damore caused a furore with an internal memo that suggested men naturally do tech better than women.
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