Now that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has issued a lifetime NBA ban and $2.5 million fine to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in response to Sterling’s racist comments, we can marvel at the irony of it all. Sterling, who did not want his girlfriend to bring black people to Clippers games, has now been banned…

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Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of a 9 min. 22 excerpt from the conversation allegedly taped by V. Stiviano containing racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The initials V.S. represent Stiviano, and the initials D.S. represent Sterling. Click here to read a column on Sterling’s remarks from Solomon Jones. V.S. –   “Honey,…

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THE RACIST REMARKS of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, allegedly caught on tape by girlfriend V. Stiviano, have stirred criticism both within and outside the basketball world. My response? So what. No one should be surprised that the 81-year-old real estate mogul told his 38-year-old girlfriend, a woman of African American and Mexican heritage, that…

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Dear Housewife: What are the main ingredients for a lasting marriage and a strong family? The Main Ingredient Dear Main Ingredient:  I have good news and bad news for you.  Let’s get the bad news out of the way first.  About ten years ago an Italian woman who had been married for over twenty years told…

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A COUPLE of weeks ago, I found myself at 30th Street Station, eating a pretzel and drinking some much needed coffee. Because it was 9 a.m., and I had just gotten off of the 5:30 a.m. Megabus from Washington, D.C., I was bleary-eyed, kind of incoherent, and not really paying attention to the people around me.…

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Question of the day You are married and everything in the relationship is going well. You’re getting almost everything you want from the marriage–from financial security to much-needed companionship. There’s just one problem. You know your spouse is cheating. We know there are many people who are staying for the children, but what other reasons do…

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IT’S ODD that anyone from Topeka, KS, would balk at having Michelle Obama speak at a high school graduation. It was Topeka, after all, that was at the center of Brown v. the Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court decision that was supposed to integrate America’s schools. [blocktext align=”right”]”Schools today are largely segregated. They are…

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I AM a card-carrying member of a parents union. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s called the Thoroughly Irritated Radically Educated Dads. TIRED, for short. TIRED members have years of experience dealing with children, and we’ve pretty much seen it all. We’ve stayed up all night with wailing babies. We’ve squeezed into kiddie rides at…

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AS A MEMBER organization in a coalition called the Campaign To Take Back Vacant Land, the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) helped to make the Philadelphia Land Bank a reality. But the Land Bank war is far from over, and in some ways, it’s just beginning. Currently operating under the guidance of a temporary board of…

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WHEN PRESIDENT Barack Obama told a New York audience that the push to restrict voting rights was a political ploy, he had a point. But the voting-rights battle is more than a partisan fight. It is, at its core, a struggle to wrestle away civil-rights gains made byh minorities in general, and blacks in particular.…

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