Posts Tagged Social issues

Report: NFL racial hiring up, women hires lagging

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL set an all-time high for its racial hiring practices, yet continues to struggle with diversity in gender hiring at the team level.

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Black women’s group criticizes NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading black women’s group is calling the NFL’s decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence “unacceptable.”

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Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn’t be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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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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