The children’s clothing company behind a racist monkey T-shirt display released a statement today calling the display a “total misunderstanding.” The company was criticized for hanging the monkey T-shirts on hangars featuring a black boy’s head. Other T-shirts displayed in the same line featured Caucasian children on the hangars.
Embattled and disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to relinquish ownership of the Clippers to his estranged wife of 59 years, Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling. Gossip tabloid TMZ.com reports that Shelly has agreed to sell the team — but only on her terms.
According to TMZ, Shelly is in secret negotiations with NBA officials, who are ramping up efforts to force Donald Sterling to sell the team after he was secretly recorded telling his ex-mistress, V. Stiviano, not to bring black men (specifically Magic Johnson) to his games.
In an exclusive interview with DuJour magazine, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling implied that his ex-mistress had been blackmailing him. “I wish I had just paid her off,” he said.
Vanessa Stiviano, aka V. Stiviano, leaked audio of Sterling telling her not to bring black men to his games. The audio, which was published by gossip tabloid TMZ.com, sparked a firestorm of controversy resulting in Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.
And now comes word that the billionaire octogenarian has been battling prostate cancer for years.
The militants of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram arrived at the boarding school in the dead of night. They exchanged gunfire with armed security guards outside the school before storming the school and rounding up the girls.
The frightened schoolgirls were herded onto waiting buses and motor scooters by the gunmen who assured them, “Don’t worry. Nothing will happen to you.”
In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, citizens lived under constant threat of a totalitarian government that sought to control their thoughts — even in the privacy of their own homes.
In his strongly worded piece for ESPN.com, sports writer Jason Whitlock examines the events that led to the downfall of billionaire Donald Sterling, the LA Clippers’ octogenarian owner who became a victim of an invasion of privacy by a media conglomerate that threatens freedom of speech and the right to privacy.
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from NBA games, facilities, and meetings between team owners and, or players.
Sterling, 80, is also banned from his own team facility, meetings or game practices.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement moments ago during a live press conference.