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Donald Sterling fallout at NAACP in Los Angeles

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It was announced yesterday that the Los Angeles chapter president of the NAACP resigned his office after it was revealed that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was slated to be a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement award. Leon Perkins submitted a letter of resignation citing his intention, " separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused."

Mr. Sterling was slated to be honored on May 15th at an event meant to recognize the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, for contributions of the monetary kind to local charities. It would have been the second award presented to Sterling by the LA chapter of the organization. reported that in addition to cash donations Sterling regularly donated Clippers tickets to inner city youth.

A statement meant to piggyback on Mr. Perkins' announcement was issued by the national organization acknowledging its need to better guide the local chapters prior to choosing award winners. After the audio recordings of Sterling and associate V. Stiviano were made public, Mt. Perkins had to rethink his decision and did so.

Mr. Sterling's fate as owner of Clippers is now in the hands of his peers in the NBA, some of whom met by phone to begin the discussions about his removal from the ownership group.

Confirmed reports of Donald Sterling being treated for cancer surfaced late yesterday, first made public by the New York Post. The NY tabloid found that Sterling has been under the care of physicians to treat prostate cancer for a period of time. Clippers star Blake Griffin was asked about that news after the team's loss +++++to the Golden State Warriors in game six of their first round NBA playoff series and expressed his concern.

"If that is true, my thoughts and prayers are with him," Griffin said. "Nobody deserves to go through something like that."

honor presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP prior to is lifetime ban from the NBA. president During the uproar over Donald Sterling's recorded comments, it was revealed that the NAACP chapter in Los Angeles



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