This is an opportunity for the NBA to do more than silence one racist owner. It's time to change the ownership paradigm.
There he was, slumped in his primetime hot seat, clinging to an ill-conceived game plan somebody must have given him. His so-called apology landed with all the finesse of a brick clanging off a backboard.
It is good the NBA responded swiftly in this particular instance. But more work needs to be done to address the racism which permeates much of our society today.
Why selling the Clippers to the fans is the best way to respond to Donald Sterling's racist rant.
An NBA team is a business, but it also carries the imagery of representing that city. Sports and athletes can provide opportunities for positive role modeling and influencing attitudes -- when turned negative, the effects ripple.
Cliven Bundy: "Hello, Donald?" Donald Sterling: "Yes?" Bundy: "This is Cliven Bundy." Sterling: "Yes, Cliven, I've been meaning to call to tell you...
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?
Whatever the Dodgers do, it's clear that they've put a lot of pressure on themselves to win now, and in the season to come, that's how they will be judged.
She heard the words "no," "impossible," and "never" more times than most, but she believed that with the help of others, she could make a difference, and she was right.
Black communities continue to be ravaged by the spread of HIV, and complacency and denial are dangerous and unacceptable.
As people of faith, we sometimes don't take time to prepare ourselves for what is ahead. With so many things vying for our time and attention, it is difficult to educate ourselves about all facets of critical matters.