Sports

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

| May 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Donald Sterling’s taped racist remarks, which became public recently, outraged sports announcers, media reporters, talk show hosts, and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, owner of NBA Los Angeles Clippers, in a taping by his girlfriend, V. Stivano, said among other derogatory language, he doesn’t want black people at Clippers games and it […]

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‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

| May 6, 2014

By Chasiti Falls It seems like every one the past week is disappointed and astonished that two men have recently been exposed to the world on how they feel about minorities. One can call me whatever they would like, but I am not shocked, bothered or emotionally altered by these comments. I live in America […]

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L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

| May 1, 2014

In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]

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Sterling has history—including legal—of racial ‘problems’

Sterling has history—including legal—of racial ‘problems’

| April 30, 2014

Speaking of actions of Donald Sterling, we heard some interesting things about his relationship with the Los Angeles NAACP. Apparently, Sterling has given the civil rights organizations donations in the past and even allowed inner city children to attend Clippers games free. They’ve even lauded him publicly and given him awards—all while Sterling was being […]

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‘Racist’ LA Clippers owner banned from NBA and fined $2.5 million

‘Racist’ LA Clippers owner banned from NBA and fined $2.5 million

| April 29, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON–After Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was sternly denounced for racist comments by a spectrum of individuals, ranging from President Barack Obama to NBA superstar LeBron James, NBA Commissioner Alan Silver on Tuesday fined Sterling $2.5 million and banned him from the NBA for life. At a news […]

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Clippers owner banned from NBA for life

Clippers owner banned from NBA for life

| April 29, 2014

There are those who will argue that such a ban is a violation of Mr. Sterling’s free speech rights but it would be wise to consider a few things: 1. There are countless organizations that require adherence to a specific code of conduct for continued membership. Many of them—like police forces, example—forbid members from making […]

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Clippers owner allegedly doesn’t want blacks at games

Clippers owner allegedly doesn’t want blacks at games

| April 27, 2014

A Frost staffer said his uncle used to joke years ago that the NBA was becoming the “Negro Basketball Association.” He not so jokingly suggested that, eventually, race would be an issue with the game. These alleged comments by Clippers owner Donald Sterling might not have been exactly what the uncle was thinking about but […]

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Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron slugs it out with Obama attackers

Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron slugs it out with Obama attackers

| April 19, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Major League Baseball’s home run king, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron has just knocked another one out of the park. But this time, Aaron wasn’t on a baseball diamond. Aaron stood up boldly on the national stage and blasted a political homerun against Republicans who have made a sport […]

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College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

| April 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The ruling, Northwestern University football players can unionize, by Peter Sung Ohr—a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board—is long overdue.  This particular ruling may or may not lead to college athletes being paid, but at least it is a move in the right direction.  Any unfairness starts with a bold, […]

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