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  • NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

    09/15/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 9/15/14 | Maria Boynton
    In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forum. (snip) Atlanta NAACP President Dr. R.L. White says, “Most of the cops, are good cops but every once in a while one in a basket can spoil the whole thing.” And White says when young black males inadvertently run into one of those cops and they show any kind of temper, “the cop gets angry and thinks he has the right to shoot them or demean them in any way that he can.” White adding,
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • NAACP Wants Newly Authorized AR-15 Rifles Straight Outta Compton Schools

    08/28/2014 3:07:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 28, 2014 | Eric Owens
    The Compton chapter of the NAACP is demanding that the Compton Unified School District rescind a new policy allowing campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles while patrolling school grounds. Compton’s school board approved the new policy last month, reports the Los Angeles Times. Campus cops who carry the semi-automatic weapons must receive special training first. Also, “carry” is a very strong word. School district officials have indicated the officers will actually keep the aggressive-looking rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars until some event arises in which the guns are needed
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2014
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials...
  • Saying Saying Ferguson 'could happen' in Holyoke, Spfld., Talbert Swan calls for special commissions

    08/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Saying that the civil unrest that has followed the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., "could happen" in Springfield as well as Holyoke, the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP, has requested that the mayors of these two cities establish a commission in each city to address issues that could prove "a powder keg." "Holyoke and Springfield are two urban centers that have a large population of persons of color," Swan said. "They are also two cities with a sordid...
  • Saggy pants law challenged by critics

    08/20/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 136 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8/19/14 | Kristin Giannas
    ......over a month after signing the controversial saggy pants ordinance, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn said Tuesday he no longer supports it..... His stance comes after criticism by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The groups claims to be taking direct action against the city, which can mean a lawsuit, according to Dale Landry, with the NAACP Florida chapter. "I'm sorry, it's going to be black males that are the subject of this," Landry said.
  • NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

    08/13/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. “I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,”...
  • 'No justice, no peace': Hundreds gather to protest death of 18-year-old black teen ...

    08/10/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 46 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2014 | A. GREG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A black teen whose shooting death sparked riots in his St Louis community yesterday was killed after getting into a fight with a cop, police say.
  • Maine Governor to "Boycott NFL" Following Weak Punishment of Ray Rice

    08/09/2014 1:20:21 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 45 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not thrilled with the way the NFL has handled the suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, and said today on a radio show that he intends on boycotting the NFL and will be sending NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell a letter criticizing the relatively light punishment Rice received for beating his fiancé unconscious. "They care so little about our women and our children that they’re going to hire these barbarians who go and hit their wives and their kids and they’re gonna get a slap on the hand? And some guy got a year...
  • With Friends Like Democrats, Black Americans Don't Need Any Enemies

    07/24/2014 6:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Union president, Lee Saunders, of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees sent a letter to the United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announcing that the union was severing ties with UNCF because he accepted a donation of $25 million dollars from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation and spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter, Lee Saunders wrote that he was “deeply troubled” by Michael Lomax’s decision to accept $25 million from David and Charles Koch. He assumed that by accepting those funds Mr. Lomax was “in no way supporting or lending the name...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • U.S. attorney general to support Ohio voting-rights lawsuit

    07/15/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to support an effort to overturn a Republican-passed election law that eliminates days from Ohio's early-voting period and ends same-day registration. In an interview with ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, Holder said he expects to making filings in cases challenging Ohio and Wisconsin election laws. Holder told Thomas that he would “use every power that I have, every ability that I have, as attorney general, to defend that right to vote.” Pointing out that it was 50 years ago that three young civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi, Holder told Thomas that...
  • NAACP lays out five point plan to reduce gun violence

    07/15/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 42 replies
    RI Future.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Steve Ahlquist
    Grown-up time means Jim Vincent, president of the Rhode Island NAACP, calling a news conference on the steps of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in response to a drive-by shooting in Chad Brown late Tuesday night in which five people were injured. The NAACP, in consultation with other neighborhood groups, issued a “Call to Action,” demanding that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras call a leadership conference to discuss solutions to a problem that is putting families and children at risk. In addition to the leadership conference the NAACP also called upon Governor Chafee to direct the Governor’s Workforce Board “to establish targeted...
  • Black Conservatives to Hold Event to Counter Annual NAACP Conference

    07/15/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Black conservatives will hold a conference in the same hotel in Las Vegas as the NAACP conference next week. This comes after conservative Deneen Borelli was denied booth space at the conference the past two years. Townhall reported: For two years the NAACP has denied a request by conservative author Deneen Borelli to speak at their annual conference. When Borelli, who is an employee of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at last year’s National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open. This...
  • Lawyers spar over effects of NC's elections overhaul

    07/08/2014 8:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    thestate.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Anne Blythe
    WINSTON-SALEM --- The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday. The U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women Voters and lawyers representing seven college students testing a novel legal argument all hope to persuade a U.S. district judge to block provisions of the 2013 law until their lawsuits have been heard. The lawyers said the new provisions could have a discriminatory effect on their clients in the statewide election in...
  • NAACP Texas report: energy, climate change are civil rights issues

    06/27/2014 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | June 27, 2014 | by Adam D. Young
    A recent NAACP Texas State Conference report declares energy and climate change as civil rights issues. The report assesses energy policy in the State of Texas from a civil rights lens. In a statement, NAACP Texas President Gary Bledsoe said “The poisoning of Latino Americans and African Americans living in the shadows of oil refineries and coal fired power plants from Houston to San Antonio; the children who are flooding across our borders sent by hopeful parents who pray that these children will have better lives than their own as their crops dry up and their communities are destroyed by...
  • NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'

    06/26/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Sam Levine
    Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year. "Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him." Johnson said that there are currently no Republicans who support re-establishing the formula eliminated by the Supreme Court last year, though Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and a...
  • Florida Reignites Voter Suppression (Afro Reports)

    06/26/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | 6/25/14 | Zenitha Prince
    The roots of modern-day voter suppression is buried in Florida, and it grew and blossomed during the 2000 presidential elections. “Florida is the state where awareness of how serious flaws in elections administration could result in voters being disenfranchised developed,” said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, coordinator, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.votersuppression2 The critical role of Florida in deciding the presidential contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, and the narrow margin by which the outcome was decided shined a global-sized spotlight on the state, revealing several election irregularities. Before the elections, state officials...
  • Springfield (MA) violence: 'Don't blame the police when Pookie gets shot…,' says Rev. Swan

    06/06/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    Blame for the recent violence that's swept through Springfield lies in the hands of the young men committing the crimes – and those who tacitly abet them – not the law enforcement officials and religious leaders trying to keep the peace, according to the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield NAACP and pastor of Spring of Hope Church. "Don't blame the police, you know, when Pookie gets shot and you knew the kind of life Pookie was living, and you knew the path that Pookie was on and you never addressed it with Pookie," Swan said...
  • Sterling’s Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In NYC Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’

    06/02/2014 12:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Radar Online ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jen Heger, Assistant Managing Editor
    The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner’s gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night, her lawyer has confirmed exclusively to RadarOnline. Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said. “They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away...
  • BUSTED: Donald Sterling’s EX Mocks Blacks On Tape, ‘They Do Stupid S*** Like Buy Rims’

    06/02/2014 12:54:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 5/31/14
    How’s this for irony … V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people — and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights … – “I don’t understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it.”
  • V. Stiviano: Mocking Black People On Tape (Oh how the tables turn)

    05/31/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT · by equalator · 29 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5-31-2014 | Staff
    How's this for irony ... V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people -- and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights ... -- "I don't understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don't know what to do with it." -- "[Black people] just act crazy ... they're like, 'Yo, I wanna put extra rims on top of my rims. And my rims are gonna turn around. I'm gonna call them spinners.'" The footage was shot back in 2011 as part of a reality show pilot about gold diggers -- V....
  • Why Steve Ballmer Overpaid for the L.A. Clippers: It's Not About Money Any more

    05/31/2014 10:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 05/31/2014 | Daniel Kline
    Before former Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) CEO's just-announced deal to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, the previous record high price for an NBA team was the $550 million paid earlier this month for the Milwaukee Bucks. The amount Ballmer is paying makes it look like former Bucks owner Herb Kohl had his pocket picked by new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. Yes, Milwaukee is the fifth smallest market in the NBA, but it's hard to imagine that being the second most important team in Los Angeles is actually worth nearly $1.5 billion more. When the Bucks deal was announced...
  • “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People:” NAACP Opposes Race-Based Abortion Ban

    05/20/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 05/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life legal group is having to go to court to help the state of Arizona protect its law it passed to ban race-based abortions. Here’s the ironic rub: the NAACP filed a lawsuit against the bill, which stops abortions done specifically if the baby is African-American (or any other specific race or gender). It makes one wonder if the NAACP, which, for years has held a pro-abortion position and which recently won a court order to silence a black pro-life who was writing at LifeNews to expose it’s abortion advocacy, should be called the National Association for the Abortion...
  • Holder: 'Too Many' People 'Irrationally Fear the New America That Is Emerging'

    05/19/2014 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/19/2014 | Susan Jones
    "So long as I have the privilege of serving as attorney general of the United States, this Justice Department will never stop working to expand the promise of a nation where everyone has the same opportunity to grow, to contribute, and to succeed," Eric Holder told a civil rights group on Friday, the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's school desegregation ruling. "In these and other efforts, there are undoubtedly difficult times ahead," he said. "There are too many wedded to the past and who irrationally fear the new America that is emerging." Holder did not elaborate on those who...
  • NAACP HONORS AL SHARPTON AS "PERSON OF THE YEAR" IN STERLING'S ABSENCE

    05/16/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16,2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Los Angeles NAACP chapter that withdrew its lifetime achievement award to embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling last month honored Al Sharpton with its “Person of the Year” award on Thursday evening, in Sterling's absence.
  • Sterling Refuses to Pay NBA Fine

    05/15/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 15, 2014 | Staff
    A letter from Donald Sterling’s lawyer reveals that the Los Angeles Clippers owner is refusing to pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him by the NBA. USA Today reports that his attorney, Maxwell M. Blecher, wrote in a letter to the NBA that Sterling has no intention of paying the fine. Moreover, the letter argues Sterling doesn’t deserve "any punishment at all" for his racist remarks that were made public last month. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is currently working to force Sterling out of the NBA.
  • Tommy Lasorda on V. Stiviano: "I hope she gets hit with a car"

    05/07/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda says he's not surprised by his friend Donald Sterling's racist remarks. The former Dodgers manager tells West Palm Beach station WPBF after 30 years of friendship with Sterling, "It doesn't surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn't have said it." Lasorda also offered his thoughts on the woman Sterling was talking to on the tape, V. Stiviano, saying: "I don't wish that girl any bad luck, but I hope she gets hit with a car."(continued)
  • “Will Someone Please Represent Me?” Donald Sterling’s Looking for Lawyers

    05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Lawfuel ^ | May 6, 2014 | The Editors
    Donald Sterling may be down, but he’s not out and he’s out looking for a law firm to help him sue the NBA, who are attempting to force him to sell the LA Clippers. According to media reports the combative and controversial Clippers boss is preparing to sue the NBA and fight attempts to make him sell the lucrative franchise. The reports are not entirely authoritative, coming from TMZ, but they are likely true given the nature of Donald Sterling, 80, and his humiliation over what has occurred in recent times. For him, the issue is of his own making...
  • Federal Judge Rules NAACP Parody Not Funny

    05/07/2014 11:44:38 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05-06-2014 | Austin Ruse
    A federal judge has ordered Ryan Bomberger to stop making fun of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Court effectively ruled that Bomberger and his group, The Radiance Foundation, are not very funny. Bomberger, who founded The Radiance Foundation, created a series of ads for billboards and websites calling attention to what he sees as the support of the NAACP for abortion. In them Bomberger referred to the NAACP as the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”
  • LA Mayor: Donald Sterling Will Put Up 'Long Fight' To Keep Clippers

    05/04/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    It's Jew Vs. Jew as Battle Over Team Heats Up.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a “long, protracted fight” to retain ownership of the team after being banned for life from the National Basketball Association because of racial comments. Garcetti, appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program, was asked about a potential boycott of Clippers games if Sterling balks and said, “I would certainly keep that arrow in my quiver.” Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and imposed a lifetime ban after...
  • V. Stiviano: Donald Sterling Should Apologize for Racist Remarks

    05/02/2014 9:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2014 | Lauren Effron
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Stiviano today told ABC’s Barbara Walters that she thinks the embattled NBA basketball owner should apologize for his racist remarks. "Yes. Absolutely,” Stiviano, 31, said when Walters asked her during an exclusive television interview in Los Angeles. "I think he’s highly more traumatized and hurt by the things that he said himself,” she added. “I think he can’t even believe or understand sometimes the thing he says, and I think he’s hurt by it. He’s hurting right now." Asked if she thought he would go through with a public apology, Stiviano replied:...
  • Donald Sterling's Wife Voiced Her Own Racist Comments About Blacks and Latinos, Say Court Records

    05/01/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kevin Armstrong
    Shelly Sterling — who distanced herself from her spouse’s hate speech in a statement on Monday — was accused in a 2009 deposition related to a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Sterlings of saying that Latinos were filthy and that she had called one of her husband’s tenants a 'black mother------.'Clippers coach Doc Rivers voiced his support of Donald Sterling’s wife following Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA on Tuesday, although it was unclear if Rivers was aware of reports that Shelly Sterling had expressed her own bigotry against blacks and Latinos in court records uncovered this week. “It’s a...
  • Selective Outrage when It Comes to Racism

    05/02/2014 12:14:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Racism is ugly, no matter who is spewing it. But there does seem to be a double standard when it comes to public outrage on the subject. It was less than a week after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments to his girlfriend in a private conversation became public that he was banned for life from NBA games and venues, fined $2.5 million, and on the verge of being forced to sell his team. But when a Democratic congressman engages in racist, public name-calling of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the reaction is muted at best. First, let's be...
  • A Sterling Example

    05/02/2014 4:15:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The current owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, is not a very nice man. He has been sued repeatedly for race-based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and takes his girlfriend to basketball games, which too many people find acceptable. But what's more, it is pretty apparent his girlfriend goaded Donald Sterling into saying what he said for reasons that still are not necessarily clear. No one should excuse what Donald Sterling said, but it is clear that Sterling's girlfriend spent a lot of time working Sterling up to making his now-infamous comments. In fact,...
  • NBA investigates Twitter threats sent to the Washington Wizards

    05/01/2014 8:47:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 1, 2014 | Zach Harper
    The NBA has investigated a person who sent threats to the Washington Wizards and their players during their opening round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards won the series in five games, taking all three games in Chicago in the series. The person under investigation didn't take too kindly to the success of the Wizards, making terrorist threats to the team, according to Marcin Gortat, and threatening the team with bombs and harm to their families.
  • Sterling, Media and the Race Card -- a Confederacy of Dunces

    05/01/2014 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Larry Elder
    A secretly taped conversation between long-time L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend was released. The NBA has now banned Sterling from the league. The commissioner recommends that Sterling sell his team. Goodness, what happened? The old guy had a quarrel with his girlfriend, which she apparently -- surreptitiously -- recorded. The most eye-raising parts have to do with Sterling, 80, telling his less-than-half-his-age girlfriend that he doesn't want her attending games with black people, specifically with Magic Johnson. She can "f--k" anybody, he said, just don't bring "them" to the games. His reasons appear to be that his...
  • Donald Sterling’s alleged girlfriend V. Stiviano ‘very saddened’ by L.A. Clippers owner’s ...

    05/01/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    ...Stiviano “never wanted any harm to Donald,” Siamak Nehoray told the Los Angeles Times. Somebody released it “for money,” but it wasn’t Stiviano, the attorney said. “My client is devastated that this got out,” he said. Nehoray previously said the recording posted online was a snippet of a conversation lasting roughly an hour.... Stiviano has been described as Sterling’s girlfriend. In March, Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, sued Stiviano, seeking the return of more than $2.5 million in lavish gifts the woman allegedly received from her husband, including luxury cars and a $1.8 million duplex. The lawsuit claims Stiviano, 31, met Sterling,...
  • Donald Sterling Is a Vile Racist But......

    05/01/2014 6:29:10 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-29-2014 | Mike Pesca
    On Tuesday, Adam Silver forcefully announced that his sport would not countenance a hateful racist. He banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and “will urge the board of governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team.” For Sterling to finally get his comeuppance, to feel the wrath of public opprobrium, and to lose his prime asset seems just. For the NBA, which was engaged in a decades-long battle with its longest-tenured, and worst, owner, this was a perfect opportunity to act swiftly and harshly.
  • UT lawmaker apologizes over NAACP remark

    05/02/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 2, 2014
    SALT LAKE CITY -- State Rep. David Lifferth has apologized over his comment that the NAACP is a "racist" organization. On Tuesday, Lifferth tweeted that "we should have known Don Sterling was a racist when he gave money" to the NAACP. He then tweeted, "Yes, any group that tries to advance specific people based on their race is by definition racist."
  • NBA legend...says whoever taped Donald Sterling’s comments should be ‘sent to prison’

    05/01/2014 8:41:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Teri Thompson
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar fully supports Adam Silver’s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist comments to his girlfriend, but he says he also wants whoever is responsible for taping the comments “sent to prison.” Writing in a strongly-worded editorial peace for Time magazine, Abdul-Jabbar spoke out against the methods used to obtain evidence. "Shouldn't we be equally angered by the fact that his private, intimate conversation was taped and then leaked to the media?” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in Time. "Didn't we just call to task the NSA for intruding into American citizen's privacy in such an un-American way?"
  • Leon Jenkins (Los Angeles NAACP head who resigned over Sterling association)

    05/01/2014 10:53:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Leon Jenkins - #96406 Current Status: Disbarred This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court. See below for more details. Profile Information The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California. Bar Number: 96406 Address: 14005 Palawan Way #206 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Phone Number: (310) 904-8371 Fax Number: (310) 397-1179 e-mail: leonjenkins@verizon.net County: Los Angeles Undergraduate School: Howard Univ; Washington DC District: District 2 Sections: None Law School: Wayne State Univ Law School; Detroit MI Status History Effective Date Status Change Present Disbarred 10/19/2001 Disbarred...
  • LA NAACP President Resigns Over Move To Honor Sterling

    05/01/2014 8:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    AP) ^ | May 1, 2014 6:59 PM
    The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following scrutiny of his plan to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. ... Jenkins explained that Sterling had been selected owing to his history of donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner-city children. The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation gave $5,000 to the NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter in 2010, according to tax records, and Sterling was listed as his foundation’s only contributor. There were no records of further NAACP contributions in 2011 or 2012, the latest years for...
  • A Color Blind(ed) Society

    05/01/2014 5:55:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    “Post-racial” was the media buzzword from the moment Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election until well into his first term. We were told we were ringing in a new day in America, one where we finally started moving past the racism that stained our nation’s history. But we haven’t. In fact, we’ve regressed. A nation that is nowhere near what it was in the Democrat-created Jim Crow days is being portrayed as just as bad as it ever was for two simple reasons that are as old as time itself: money and power. After twice electing a black president,...
  • A Man of Sterling Character ... Ann Coulter

    04/30/2014 11:46:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    ** NOTE: Some quoted language below may offend readers.** I had listened to roughly eight hours of commentary on Donald Sterling and the ugly remarks he made in conversations secretly tape-recorded by his girlfriend, before I heard anyone mention a wife. HE HAS A WIFE? At first, I thought the topic must have changed when I left the room, but no -- the TV talking heads were still discussing Sterling advising his girlfriend to stay away from blacks. Not only does Sterling have a wife of 50 years, but earlier this year, she sued his girlfriend, demanding the return of...
  • Sterling again insists Clippers not for sale, despite NBA ruling

    04/30/2014 10:26:36 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 53 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04-30-2014 | Fox News
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling reiterated to Fox News Wednesday that the team "is not for sale," likely signaling a looming legal battle with the NBA should his fellow owners try to force a sale over Sterling's racist remarks.
  • Donald Sterling Reportedly Will Sue NBA If Forced to Sell Clippers

    04/30/2014 10:25:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    BleacherReport ^ | April 30, 2014 | R. Cory Smith
    Like with any other situation that has arisen over the past several decades, Donald Sterling plans to do everything he can to keep his team. After having the hammer slammed on him Tuesday, the current Los Angeles Clippers owner is set to fight the judgement from Adam Silver. The penalties handed down included Sterling receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA and being fined $2.5 million, and Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling plans to sue the NBA if the owners do ultimately vote to force him to sell the Clippers,...
  • Donald Sterling to Sue NBA for 1.7 Billion [satire]

    04/30/2014 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Talisker · 83 replies
    buzz.io ^ | April 30, 2014
    Sterling’s legal team said, “No one approves of what our client said on that recording. There’s no denying that. But it was recorded in the comfort of his own home and later obtained and publicized illegally. Not to mention, the mafia tactics the league is using to try to muscle Mr. Sterling out of his rightfully owned franchise are highly illegal and even unconstitutional. We have no doubt that our client will be exonerated when it is all said and done.”
  • NBA Can't Legally Terminate Sterling's Ownership

    04/30/2014 9:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association released its Constitution and By-laws – and the release of the text demonstrates clearly that despite media reports, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling cannot be voted out of ownership of his team by colleagues for his racist statements. Yesterday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and suspended him for life from the league. He certainly has that power under the Constitution and By-laws. Under Article 24(l), the commissioner has the power to do that which is in his best judgment with regard to remedies not covered by the Constitution or By-laws:...