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  • ATC agent fired for racist, sexual texts on work phone

    August 19, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commissioner Troy Hebert said he fired a veteran Alcohol and Tobacco Control agent after he learned the agent faked payroll records and made threatening, racist, sexual text messages on a state-issued cell phone. Hebert said the agent, Brette Tingle, texted several former ATC employees and made... more »
  • Lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger says

    July 22, 2015 3:41 PM

    JACKSON - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted racial stereotypes. First-term Democratic Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Byram tells The Clarion-Ledger that he gave the melons to several people for their Fourth of July... more »
  • African-American customer gets racist receipt at restaurant

    May 22, 2015 7:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A member of one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially insulting message on her lunch receipt. Gaynielle Neville posted a photo of her receipt from Huck Finn's Cafe after she visited the restaurant Thursday afternoon. The type receipt used the N-word... more »
  • OU: Frat learned racist chant on SAE cruise

    March 27, 2015 2:03 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership. OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation... more »
  • Lawyer says goal is to protect rights of fraternity members

    March 13, 2015 10:59 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A high-profile attorney hired by alumni of a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma says the actions of some student members caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but members still have rights that must be protected. Attorney Stephen Jones said Friday members of the... more »
  • Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

    March 12, 2015 2:53 PM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma football team is taking a stand. In a statement players released nearly simultaneously on their social media accounts Thursday, they called for the expulsion of leaders of a fraternity tied to a racist video that has rocked the campus. The team, which is predominantly black,... more »
  • Fraternity member: Racist chant was 'horrible mistake'

    March 11, 2015 1:58 AM

    DALLAS, TX - A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur has issued an apology, as have the parents of a second student. In a statement Tuesday, former OU student Parker Rice called the incident caught on video "a horrible mistake"... more »
  • 2 University of Oklahoma students expelled over racist video

    March 10, 2015 11:46 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David Boren has expelled two students he says have been identified as leading a racist chant as part of a fraternity event. Boren said in a statement Tuesday the two students were dismissed for creating a "hostile learning environment for others." The students'... more »
  • Univ. of Oklahoma president: Frat members 'disgraceful'

    March 9, 2015 11:44 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. - The president of the University of Oklahoma says fraternity members who participated in a racist chant caught on video are "disgraceful," and announced U of O would no longer associate with the fraternity. University President David Boren joined students at a rally Monday morning on the Norman... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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