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Brittney Griner’s detention and basketball’s gender pay gap

Basketball star Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since February, when vape cartridges containing hashish oil were allegedly found in her luggage. “The reality is, she’s over there because of a gender issue — pay inequity,” said Nneka Ogwumike, the head of the WNBA players union, in an interview […]

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Ted Cruz interjects GOP’s “critical race theory” opposition into Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson about critical race theory Tuesday, bringing an academic framework the GOP often misapplies to any discussion about race into the confirmation hearing of the first Black woman nominated to the high court. And during his questioning of […]

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12th Annual Darling Dash Sickle Cell race returns

After two years of hosting their annual Sickle Cell 10K, 5K and 1K ace on a virtual platform, the Houston-based “As One Foundation” is happy to announce that the 2022 race will be in person again. The event will take place Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Stude Park in The […]

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Paula Harris named new executive director of Astros Foundation

The Houston Astros today that Paula Harris has been named the new Executive Director, Astros Foundation and Senior Vice President, Community Affairs. Harris brings over 33 years of experience working in the Houston community, both professionally as an executive with Schlumberger Ltd., and personally with a passion for civic interest […]

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