Posts Tagged Social issues

Ex-prep football star gets probation in assault

Jayru Campbell and his attorney Jeffrey Edison appear during a hearing at 36th District Court in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The former Detroit prep football star, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in connection with an assault on his girlfriend, was sentenced to a year of probation. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT: MANDATORY CREDIT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit prep football star who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in connection with an assault on his girlfriend has been sentenced to a year of probation.

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

This comic book cover image released by Marvel shows the "All-New Captain America." Marvel Comics and DC Comics are leading a push for diversity in their industry’s mainstream characters. The new black Captain America comic book debuted in November.  (AP Photo/Marvel)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society.

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Spain: Police arrest 2 for death in football fight

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested two men for the death of a football fan following a brutal street fight between rival radical fan groups before a match in Madrid two weeks ago.

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Texas to set up program to guide young athletes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With recent incidents of domestic and sexual violence grabbing headlines in sports, the University of Texas on Monday launched a program to aid character development in young athletes and help them be positive role models.

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Spelman College suspends its Cosby professorship

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them.

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