Sports

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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UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

| April 3, 2014

The recent NLRB ruling indicating that college athletes should have the right to unionize makes sense. It’s time to end the hypocrisy and admit that college athletes are first and foremost money-making employees for these schools. They help pay huge salaries of a number of college officials as well as finance many school program. In […]

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NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

| March 27, 2014

Perhaps this is the first step to ending the financial hypocrisy behind “amateur” college sports, including so-called recruiting violations. Does anyone still doubt that the NCAA serves as a development league for the NBA or NFL? College athletes make a ton of money for their schools—just like employees in other businesses do for their firms. Shouldn’t […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

| March 20, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Savannah Herald “A Legacy Forgotten” is a film about the African American high school that broke through the wall of segregation to win the first integrated state basketball championship in Georgia. The name of the school is Alfred Ely Beach High School and it is a powerful part of […]

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