Tag: NBA

Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

| September 17, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In an effort to combat police brutality in the black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct. Pamela Meanes, president of the black lawyers and judges group, said that the NBA […]

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The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

The question no one is asking Donald Sterling

| May 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Why would a white racist have sex with a person of color? That’s the question that few people in the media want to raise, let alone address. But it is an age-old contradiction not limited to Donald Sterling, the hate spewing soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. […]

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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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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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