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that it has withdrawn the Lifetime Achievement Award it planned to give Sterling at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
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