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Dave Chappelle Defends Donald Sterling

Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices

--Comedian Dave Chappelle shares his thoughts on former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling losing ownership of the NBA franchise due to a reco...

The Clippers Players Were Far From Cowards in Handling the Donald Sterling Situation

Etan Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

A well-informed person would have observed that the players handled the entire situation very intelligently. They were strategic in their demands and patient in their response. This is a game of chess -- it's not checkers. Unfortunately, many criticizers simply didn't understand that.

Adam Silver: Protector of American Values

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

That's precisely why racism holds on within America. In the privacy of our homes, clubs, and offices -- and in the tradeoff of philanthropy and what we perceive as the greater good -- we ignore our values, dismiss and rationalize them.

'Who Makes the Game?' Donald Sterling Certainly Asked the Right Question

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

His racism got all the headlines, but there was something to be learned from Donald Sterling's other words. It is worth considering his usefulness as a representative sample of the oligarchical class.

Sterling Situation Proves Public Perception Ultimately Defines Brands

Brian Frederick | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Professional sports owners are largely untouchable. But what happened this week with Clippers owner Donald Sterling proves that once an owner threatens the financial welfare of the league and the other owners, he's gotta go.

Why Sterling's Comments Go Beyond The First Amendment

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.01.2014 | Sports

Hip-hop legend and former leader of 2 Live Crew Luther Campbell has taken his share of heat for the things he's said, but he agrees that the First Ame...

Why Sterling Is Still Next to Impossible to Get Rid Of

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It will take a well-heeled knot of investors to plop down the kind of cash needed for the purchase of the team, if and when Sterling does sell. Despite the loud calls for him to get out of the business, and Adam Silver's vow to do everything within his very limited power to try to push him out the door, the call is still Sterling's.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Thinks NBA 'Has Done The Right Thing' By Banning Donald Sterling, Says WH Spokesman | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama backs the move by the National Basketball Association to suspend LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, afte...

Righting Donald Sterling's Racial Wrongs and... Um, Antitrust?

Chris Sagers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Chris Sagers

The harm to Sterling that is contemplated by those predicting antitrust litigation is apparently that he will be forced to sell at a depressed price, but that doesn't sound like antitrust injury to me.

The Real Cure for Disgraceful Team Owners Is for the Public to Own the Teams

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports
Harvey Wasserman

Enough is enough, sports fans. It's been suspected for decades that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is a racist jerk. Ditto the owner of that ...

ESPN Host Nails The Part Of The Sterling Controversy Everyone Has Ignored

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Reports that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is something of a racist isn't exactly breaking news for anyone who's followed the NBA team at...

Three Leagues, 92 Teams And One Black Principal Owner

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices

The NBA is investigating racist remarks possibly made by Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. After the probe was announced, Deadsp...

Paul Blumenthal

How Donald Sterling Tried To Blot Out His History Of Racism By Giving To Charity | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP accepted at least $45,000 in grants from charitable foundations closely associated with Los Angeles...

Donald Sterling: Who's Responsible?

Ginnie Love | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Ginnie Love

America, while we're not defined by this man's opinion, we are defined by our reactions. If you want a better world you can't react from the same sepsis vein of ignorance to heal the whole.

Donald Sterling and the NBA's Black Mark

Antonio Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

Donald Sterling's alleged words about African Americans are poignant to a culture of denial. These comments seem to show a thought process that epitomizes the great American contradiction.

So Much for a 'Post-racial' America

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

We might not be in the back of the bus, and we might not drink from separate water fountains, but racial discrimination is very much alive in 2014. Anyone who ever doubted that reality can look at the events of the past week.

The Spiritual Burden of Clippers Fandom

Varun Soni | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Varun Soni

This week's audio recordings of Sterling's racist rants came as no surprise to Clippers fans, but rather served as the "smoking gun" after years of allegations.

NAACP Will Not Award Donald Sterling In Wake Of Controversy

Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

The Los Angeles NAACP chapter has decided not to present Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award after the Clippers owner was caught on tape...

NBA Owner Caught In Racist Rant To Receive NAACP Award

Benjamin Hart | Posted 04.26.2014 | Black Voices

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who was reportedly caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend, is set to receive a lifeti...

NBP Players' Union Responds To Clippers Owner's Alleged Racist Comments

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Sports

National Basketball Players Association president Chris Paul and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson both issued statements on Saturday regarding the racis...

Donald Sterling's Long History of Racism

Etan Thomas | Posted 06.26.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

Is anyone really surprised by the alleged recorded statements of Donald Sterling to his girlfriend? Hasn't it been well-documented that he has made racist comments such as these multiple times in the past?

NBA Team Owner Tells Girlfriend Not To Bring Black People To Games

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend that he doesn't want her to bring black people to his games or post pictures with black...