Tag Archives: business and industry sectors

WNBA union president Nneka Ogwumike calls for charter flights between games

CNN  —  Unlike in the NBA, WNBA teams aren’t permitted to use charter planes for travel. And, much like other airline passengers flying commercial these days, that has caused headaches for WNBA teams in the midst of travel. The latest example has come with the Los Angeles Sparks. One of …

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Willow Smith speaks out about dad Will’s Oscars slap incident

CNN  —  Willow Smith says she was not fazed by the media firestorm that broke out after her father, Will Smith, slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, because she sees her “whole family as being human.” The 21-year-old singer and Emmy nominee broke her silence on the controversial …

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Vin Scully: Los Angeles Dodgers pay tribute to legendary broadcaster

CNN  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to Vin Scully on Friday in their first home game since the legendary broadcaster’s death. Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers for more than six decades, died at his home Tuesday in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County, at 94. The …

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John Leguizamo and other Latino actors call out James Franco casting as Fidel Castro

CNN  —  James Franco has reportedly been cast as Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and many Latino actors aren’t happy. Most notably, the prolific John Leguizamo, who recently voiced Bruno in Disney’s “Encanto,” blasted Franco’s casting on Instagram. Leguizamo argued that the role should have gone to a Latino actor instead. …

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Brittney Griner: WNBA star sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for drug-smuggling

CNN  —  American women’s basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Judge Anna Sotnikova of the …

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Shonka Dukureh, singer and ‘Elvis’ actress, dead at 44

CNN  —  Shonka Dukureh, a singer and actress who portrayed Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in the recently released Baz Luhrmann film “Elvis,” died Thursday, according to Nashville police. She was 44. Dukureh was found dead in her Nashville apartment that she shared with her two young children. No foul …

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‘Dungeons and Dragons’ trailer is the opposite of nerdy

CNN  —  Based on the first trailer for the upcoming film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” nerdom has never looked better. Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page and Justice Smith, the scenes revealed in the trailer showcase all the dragons and swords the fantasy roleplaying game is known …

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Maryland law allows religious garments in college sports

CNN  —  “We had to make this really tough decision between our love for our faith or our love for sports.” Simran Jeet Singh – Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, who studies religion, racism and justice – recalls his own experience of fighting for inclusion …

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‘Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons’ review: Jeffrey Epstein and corporate culture get woven together in a Hulu docuseries

CNN  —  “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” is a fitting name for a docuseries that at times seems to be at war with itself – part business examination of the brand’s rise and fall, part expose of former CEO Les Wexner’s ties to the late Jeffrey Epstein. Yet those threads …

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Marion Hollins: The ‘It Girl’ of golf who broke down barriers

CNN  —  Marion Hollins was never afraid to push boundaries. Golf could be an unforgiving sport for women, in particular at a time when women’s rights were severely restricted in the US. However, Hollins became one of the leading figures in the sport during the first half of the last …

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