Posts Tagged Social issues

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. If Pierce keeps this up, he soon might be known as a premier NFL running back. For now, the third-year pro carries this label: The Man Who Replaced Ray Rice.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night.

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Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic violence experts as consultants.

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Alberta CFL teams work on domestic violence

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta’s two Canadian Football League clubs are teaming with a nonprofit organization to help end domestic violence.

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World basketball body eases headgear ban

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Basketball’s governing body has relaxed rules banning players wearing headgear after criticism it discriminated on religious grounds.

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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to black poets

“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis

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