This photo released by Universal Pictures shows the cast and filmmakers of "Straight Outta Compton, " clockwise, from top left, producer Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, producer Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube). (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Todd MacMillan)

Universal distances itself from ‘Compton’ casting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announcement for the film. The company said in a statement late Thursday that “the […]


April 4, 2010 - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling courtside during game between the New York Knicks and the Clippers in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Racist views exile Sterling from the NBA

Donald Sterling is being exiled for racist views shared in private. America cherishes its freedom of thought and speech. But Sterling’s comments were so nakedly bigoted that demands intensified for the Los Angeles Clippers owner to […]


Los Angeles Clippers' Glen Davis, left, Jared Dudley, center, and Danny Granger watch from the bench during the second half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Clippers players wore their warmups inside out in protest of team owner Donald Sterling's alleged racial remarks. Golden State won 118-97. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kareem Abdul Jabbar: ‘Racism is the true enemy ‘

As the NBA prepares to address the racist comments allegedly made by Donald Sterling, a former NBA superstar says we have to use this incident to work to eliminate racism. In a Time Magazine article, […]


In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Clippers’ Sterling has long history of trouble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling has been known to heckle his own team from the center-court seat where he has sat for decades, whether with his now-estranged wife or women young enough to be […]


Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rivers declines chance to speak with Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation. “I was […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

NBA owner, Donald Sterling under fire

The Clippers have the day off, but owner Donald Sterling is getting no break from scrutiny and denunciations over his alleged comments captured on tape. New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is seeking to verify that […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson discusses the Don Sterling controversy

The fallout from racist comments allegedly from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling continues to loom large, costing the team a big sponsorship. State Farm is pulling its sponsorship of the Clippers. This could be […]


Report: UCLA failed to check faculty bias claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The University of California, Los Angeles has not properly investigated an increasing number of complaints of racial bias among faculty, according to an internal report obtained by a newspaper. The Los […]


Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her […]


EEOC: Iowa food warehouse condoned racist graffiti

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of black employees of a national food distribution company, alleging that supervisors condoned discrimination by allowing racist graffiti […]



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