Posts Tagged Social issues

‘Good Lie’ actors’ past guides their performances

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, and Emmanuel Jal pose for a portrait during press day for "The Good Lie" at Le Montrose Hotel in Los Angeles. In the film, Jal portrays Paul, the quick-learning adult member of a surviving trio of adopted brothers who are relocated to Kansas City, separated from their sister who was dispatched to Boston. He's joined on screen by fellow former Sudanese refuge Duany and British actor Oceng, who plays the group's de-facto chief tasked with reuniting the family in America.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Jal couldn’t cry on command.

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GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

This photo released by Fox shows, Lea Michele, left, and Chris Colfer, in a scene from "Glee." The media advocacy group GLAAD on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, released its annual report on diversity on TV, including depictions of gay characters. (AP Photo/Fox, Eddy Chen)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

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APNewsBreak: Iowa rejects calls to reinstate coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is refusing to reinstate fired women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum or to re-investigate what her supporters call a pattern of unfair treatment of female coaches.

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Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

CORRECTS ANNOUNCEMENT DATE TO WEDNESDAY OCT 1 - 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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, 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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