Posts Tagged Social issues

David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

In this Feb. 1, 2015 file photo, David Oyelowo arrives at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif. Oyelowo stars in the HBO  single-character drama, "Nightingale," debuting  9 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence.

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Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension

In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky center Markeisha Gatling (9) shoots past Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix. Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with Griner would become such a big deal. After the engaged WNBA All-Stars stars battled so intensely at their home that the police were called, the couple immediately began working through the incident together. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.

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NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in two sports that have traditionally lagged — while acknowledging that lower-resource schools are struggling to perform.

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