Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Gloria Steinem attends the The 5th Annual DVF Awards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. International human rights organization Equality Now announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, it will honor Steinem for her six decades of work for women’s rights. Salma Hayek will also be recognized for her efforts to end violence against women and girls at the organization’s gala fundraiser Nov. 3 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Luiz C. Ribeiro/Invision/AP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL’s domestic violence scandal, it’s that we’re actually talking about domestic violence.

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Principal: players were subjected to racist slurs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost.

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At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

Cross-dressing South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, speaks to journalists as Evita Bezuidenhout, at Johannesburg's Market Theatre, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014, where he is launching a four-week run of "Adapt or Fly", a one-man show in which he sends up political figures of the past and present. Uys will play signature character Evita Bezuidenhout, a flamboyant white woman from the Afrikaner minority and stalwart of the apartheid era. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn’t tell jokes and can’t remember punchlines.

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4 fans formally accused in Brazil racism case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have formally accused four Gremio fans of racially insulting a player in a Brazilian Cup match.

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Column: NBA still must deal with the race issue

In this April 29, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses a news conference in New York. Silver says his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures following the rash of cases in the NFL.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FILE)

ATLANTA (AP) — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha.

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