What Real Black Philanthropy Looks Like

Black Philanthropy

Jasmyne Cannick: The only thing more troubling than Sterling’s comments was the Black leadership’s silence on defending the reputation of Black’s philanthropy — not only to the world, but, sadly, to ourselves.

No Sympathy for Shelly Sterling

shelly sterling

Dave Zirin: By coddling Ms. Sterling, Doc Rivers sends a message that the hounding of thousands of the poorest residents in Los Angeles is a lesser crime than being caught on audio being a racist jackass.

Say No $2.3 Billion Jail Plan

Billion Dollar Jail Plan

Diana Zuniga: dvocacy groups from across Los Angeles County are saying no to the proposed $2.3 billion dollar jail plan that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s will consider on May 6th. Advocacy groups and service providers believe the Board of Supervisors would be making a huge mistake if they move forward on a costly jail plan.

Donald Sterling Is Los Angeles

los-angeles

Joe Mathews: The racism heard on the leaked tape may have been news around the country, but Sterling’s discrimination against renters in his apartment buildings, and his anti-black, anti-Mexican, and misogynist views, were well-known facts of Los Angeles life for 30 years.

American Drapetomania – Racism in a Post-Racism World

Post-Racism World

Kathleen Wallace: We had to get the Donald Sterling tapes. I guess he owns some sort of gladiator type group that participates in large competitive events. I’m not sure on the details. But he doesn’t want the gladiators in the seats; that is for certain.

My Mother and Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling Boyle Heights

Danny Feingold: How ironic, then, that Sterling – arguably, with Mickey Cohen, the most infamous product of Boyle Heights — has now become a poster child for the kind of racism that his community fought so hard to eradicate.

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