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  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a message about... more »
  • Workers attacked in racist tirade seeking closure Play Video

    July 3, 2014 3:21 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A woman in Iberville Parish is trying to put a hate-fueled attack she experienced behind her, and this week there was a major step at moving forward. Josh Jambon, a man who was filmed in a racially-motivated attack, pleaded guilty to two civil rights violations. Jambon... more »
  • Judge to determine scope of trial on Clippers sale

    June 30, 2014 7:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorneys representing Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will appear before a judge tasked with determining whether Shelly Sterling is able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers without her husband's consent. The judge is set to determine Monday if the terms of the family trust that... more »
  • Sterling vs. Sterling

    June 11, 2014 8:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling's attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter. The individual was not authorized to speak publicly... more »
  • Donald Sterling attends service at black church

    June 2, 2014 7:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks in a recording triggered the fight over ownership of Los Angeles Clippers, attended a predominantly black church service in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Sterling told KNBC-TV he went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church to support the church and... more »
  • Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Ballmer

    May 30, 2014 3:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling says she has signed a binding contract to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record-breaking $2 billion. Sterling confirmed the agreement made between The Sterling Family Trust and Ballmer in a statement issued late Thursday night. The... more »
  • Bank hired to assist sale of Los Angeles Clippers

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling has decided not to challenge his lifetime ban from the NBA. He hired Bank of America to help his wife Shelly Sterling sale the Los Angeles Clippers. Donald Sterling signed the team over to his wife just last week. Sterling was kicked... more »
  • Banned owner going down swinging

    May 16, 2014 6:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The NBA wants Donald Sterling to sell his team, but the embattled owner is not going down without a fight. Commissioner Adam Silver recently handed the long-time Los Angeles Clippers owner a lifetime ban from the league. Sterling's mistress released recorded a conversation with him... more »
  • Police commissioner calls President Obama n-word

    May 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'. A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation. Copeland... more »
  • Magic fires back at Donald Sterling

    May 14, 2014 9:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES - NBA Legend Magic Johnson responded to controversial comments made against him by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling attacked Johnson's character during his first interview since a recording of him making racial comments was released. Johnson says he is mad at the wrong person.... more »
  • Sterling's wife pledges to keep stake in Clippers

    May 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - In her first interview since the NBA banned her estranged husband, Shelly Sterling says she will fight to keep her share of the Los Angeles Clippers and plans one day to divorce Donald Sterling. Shelly Sterling spoke to Barbara Walters, and ABC News posted a short story... more »
  • Sterling banned for life by the NBA

    April 29, 2014 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, has been banned for life by the NBA -- which is now going to try to force him to sell the team. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million. It's part of the fallout from racist... more »
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson calls for Sterling to be suspended

    April 29, 2014 6:04 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has called for the NBA to suspend Donald Sterling indefinitely, appoint an executive or family member to run the team, and levy "the maximum fine possible" as punishment for the racist remarks purportedly made by the Los Angeles... more »
  • NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

    April 26, 2014 2:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday that the league is in the process... more »
  • NAACP calls for prosecutor's firing after comments

    July 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing. Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
  • Bus ads called hate messages

    March 12, 2013 7:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Leaders in San Francisco denounced a series of anti-Islamic ads that will appear on ten city buses paid for by a conservative group. American Freedom Defense Initiative also posted ads in New York City, including one that called enemies of Israel "savages." The ads that'll be on San... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Racist city email Play Video

    January 18, 2013 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A racist email distributed through government email accounts got several Department of Public Works employees suspended. The email appeared to be a press release, but carried an offensive message about the President's new health care package. The email read: "Effective January 1, 2013, aspirin will be... more »
  • Investigators: Woman set herself on fire

    October 23, 2012 5:07 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Authorities said today that their investigation revealed a woman who claimed she'd been set on fire by three men in Franklin Parish had actually set herself on fire. Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was in critical condition today after the incident this past weekend. Police said she'd told then... more »
  • Senate worker that sent Obama email reprimanded

    December 14, 2010 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The state Senate employee who sent out an email which depicted President Barack Obama as white has been officially reprimanded. Senate President Joel Chaisson said in a release that an internal investigation determined Tammy Waldrop violated Senate personnel policy when she sent the email through the Senate’s... more »
  • Fate of worker that sent Obama email undetermined

    December 1, 2010 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana Senate employee has been suspended and an investigation launched after an email was sent to state workers that depicts President Obama as a white person and is labeled a “racism test”. Senate researcher Tammy Crain-Waldrop was suspended without pay after she sent the email to... more »
  • Former President calls Wilson comment racist

    September 15, 2009 8:37 PM

    Former President Jimmy Carter called South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson's comment an act of racism based on a feeling held by some in the country who feel that a black man should not be president. Carter spoke at a town hall meeting Tuesday night at his presidential center in... more »

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