Opinion: A harsh reality lies beneath the glory of March Madness

Editor’s Note: Theresa Runstedtler is a historian of race and sports. She is the author of the recent book “Black Ball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA.” The views expressed here are her own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  It’s March Madness, an American institution. … Read more

Chinese media pundit sparks ridicule over claim on Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar glory — Radio Free Asia

Social media users have been taking aim at Chinese official commentator Hu Xijin, the former editor of the nationalistic Global Times newspaper, after he claimed Michelle Yeoh’s Oscars win as a victory for “Chinese cultural genes.” “Congratulations to Ms Michelle Yeoh, so happy for her,” Xi posted to his account on the social media platform … Read more

Oscar glory for Indian movie with first ever award for best song

CNN  —  India has made movie history by scooping its first Oscar for the best original song, “Naatu Naatu.” Praised for its buoyant choreography and catchy tune, the song, which has already won a Golden Globe award, is from the movie “RRR,” a Telugu-language drama set during India’s struggle for independence from Britain. At the … Read more