Newscast Media HOUSTON—As Donald Sterling was still coming to grips with the
racist words he told his mistress who leaked the tapes to the media, NBA
commissioner Adam Silver announced that Sterling has been banned for life, and was
also fined $2.5 million dollars for his bad manners.
“We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views,” Silver said. “They simply
have no place in the NBA.”
While enough people have commended the girl for exposing Sterling, it is actually the
media that should receive credit for giving her a platform. Had the media blown her
off, this would be a non-story. Sterling and other White closet racists, should
consider this a blessing in disguise. It forces one to look into one’s soul and evaluate
who one really is. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>
Newscast Media LOS ANGELES—While owner of LA Clippers Donald Sterling is still
reeling from the blowback he has faced since TMZ released a tape of him on a racist
rant, the National Association of Advancement of Colored People, announced today
that it has withdrawn the Lifetime Achievement Award it planned to give Sterling at
its May 15, banquet.
“He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP,” Lorraine Miller,
NAACP interim vice president, told NBC’s Meet the Press.
The controversy revolves around a tape in which the angry 82-year-old Sterling is
ranting about his young twenty-something girlfriend Stiviano, who is half Mexican,
half Black, associating with Black people.
It also angered Sterling that Stiviano took pictures with Magic Johnson and posted
them on Instagram. Stiviano said she saw someone she admired and took a picture
with him and posted it on Instagram, even though her boyfriend forbade her of
associating with Black men. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>