Posts Tagged Social issues

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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Eagles’ Peters, Redskins’ Baker fined for brawl

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters, right, and Washington Redskins' Chris Baker, left, tussle after a fourth-quarter play as line judge Darryll Lewis tries to break it up during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. Philadelphia won 37-34. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, David Maialetti)

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has been fined $10,000 by the NFL and Washington Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker $8,268 for their roles in a brawl between the teams last Sunday.

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‘Gone With the Wind’ at 75: Celebration, censure

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows Clark Gable, left,  as Rhett Butler, and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in a scene from the film, "Gone With the Wind." The film's 75th anniversary will be celebrated over the next week, with special screenings and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's release of a lavish new limited-edition box set. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

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Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday’s meeting between the team’s CEO and the group was “extremely productive.”

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