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NBA Commissioner Says League Will Review Domestic Violence Policies

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the ...

Rediscovering the NFL's True North

Peter Sims | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Peter Sims

It's time for all of us all to act, and to demand much more from those in positions of leadership in the NFL. I also hope that President Obama and Members of Congress voice their views, not to score political blood-score points, but as human beings who are fathers and mothers, who want America to be a place where their daughters don't live in fear.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner's Controversial Email

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the t...

Hawks Owner To Sell Team After Revelation Of Racially Charged Email

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a rac...

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

NBA Sets a Moral Compass the NFL Can't Follow

Eric Marmon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.

NBA Commissioner: No Guarantee Sterling Out By Start Of Next Season

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learne...

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

'Donald Is Suing Himself And He Knows That'

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Donald Sterling hasn't quite given up the fight, but Adam Silver thinks the time is coming. "While I understand hi...

What if the NBA Had a Black Commissioner in 1981?

Dave Hollander | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Dave Hollander

What if in 1981, when Sterling first bought into the league, the NBA commissioner had been African-American? Would a black NBA commissioner have specially sensed exactly who Sterling was? It could have happened.

Experts: NBA Likely To Win Sterling Legal Fight

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

A cadre of attorneys and a flurry of lawsuits could certainly slow down the NBA's plan to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers over ...

Why a Forced Sterling Sale Is Bad News for LA Basketball Fans, and What Kareem and the NBA Could Do About It!

Anthony Yannatta | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Anthony Yannatta

The appropriate course of action is for Sterling and the NBA to reach a settlement whereby Sterling agrees to put the team in the hands of a to-be-formed public trust. And, yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be in charge.

A Tale of Two Leagues: Don't Run from the Story, Own It

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports
Jim Goldman

In one corner, the NBA, still reeling from the abhorrent, ugly comments from one of its owners -- a controversy of the highest order. In another corner, the National Football League, and the draft of its first openly gay player.

NBA Commissioner Slams Donald Sterling Over Magic Attack

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling repeatedly disparaged Magic Johnson's HIV-positive status in an interview that aired M...

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

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.

Sterling Tarnished While Silver Shines

Daniel Hill | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
Daniel Hill

Silver's tone was perfect. His remarks were appropriate and substantive. The league's timing was ideal: not too rushed, yet not protracted. While Silver was spot-on, much of the subsequent commentary and analysis misses key points.

Nader-Erickson Alliance? And Will 'Sterling-Silver' Ever Be the Same?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Erickson and Alter question Nader on his new book, Unstoppable, about how Left and Right can converge on NSA, banks, incarceration. Ralph argues that Corporatists vs. Conservatives divide the GOP. Also: the NBA highlights another The Donald to make fun of.

L.A. Mayor Foresees Lengthy Battle With Donald Sterling

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a "long...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought the hammer down on Donald Sterling over the LA Clippers owner's leaked racist rant, banning him from the NBA for life and pledging to force Sterling to sell the team. It wasn't just the harshness of Sterling's racism that shocked, but also the casualness. The resulting media firestorm reignited questions about the way the league had long turned a blind eye on Sterling's even-more-outrageous history of housing discrimination based on race -- and why the LA chapter of the NAACP was nevertheless on the verge of honoring Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. Meanwhile, on Thursday the Obama administration released a list of 55 higher education institutions under investigation for not adequately handling allegations of sexual assault. The scrutiny and transparency are good first steps but real progress would mean greatly reducing the assaults themselves. As Dr. King said, "The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause."

Sport and Society for Arete-Sterling

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Thinking about Donald Sterling, his life story, his success, his amassing of wealth, it cannot be a great surprise that he ended up where he did.

No Cowards Here: Boycotts as Non-Violent Resistance

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

When we stand collectively -- when we are prepared to make a statement, when we stand in our convictions, when we replace fear with faith -- boycotts, a nonviolent way to resist evil, tend to work.

Emily Swanson

Americans Like NBA's Sanctions Of Donald Sterling ... So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports

The National Basketball Association's initial sanctions against Donald Sterling look like public relations wins. A large majority of Americans said th...

Yay! Racism Is Over!

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.29.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With Tuesday's decision by the NBA to ban prune-faced bigot Donald Sterling from the NBA and to fine him a whopping $2.5 million--his net worth runs around $2 billion, so that fine's going to hit him where he lives: right in his beer money--we have seen the end of racial discrimination in our time.