The Washington Redskins reportedly contacted a top minister of the United Church of Christ, 11 days before the denomination votes on a resolution on whether to protest the football team over their controversial name.
The Rev. John R. Deckenback, conference minister of the denomination's Central Atlantic Conference, told The Washington Post in a recent interview that Redskins Chief Financial Officer Karl Schreiber called him this week and had him speak to three men, all from the Blackfeet Nation Native American tribe.
Deckenback told The Washington Post that the three Native Americans told him why they took pride in the controversial name for Washington's NFL team. Deckenback said that he found his exchange with members of the Blackfeet Nation to be "unusual," although ultimately he saw the effort on behalf of the Redskins team to be a positive thing, as it shows the team is "spending energy and time to track us down and talk about it." more >>
Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended a predominantly black church on Sunday.
Sterling, 80, visited Praises of Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles on the invitation of senior pastor, Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, who met the billionaire last month.
Praises of Zion describes itself as an "active, growing Baptist congregation with a focus of blending people of all ages, ethnicity, regional, educational and economic backgrounds into a church united in worshipping, learning, loving and serving." more >>
Stiviano, who is heard in the infamous tape recording in which Sterling goes into a racist rant that led to his lifetime NBA ban and an order to sell the Clippers, was apparently leaving a restaurant by the Gansevoort Hotel with her sister and friends when the assault occurred, CNN reported.
She was followed by two men who yelled racial slurs at her then punched her several times, leaving her face red and swollen, her attorney, Mac Nehoray, shared.
"I believe she will file a police report Monday," Nehoray said, clarifying that she did not immediately file one on Sunday night. more >>
The Los Angeles Clippers team may have a new owner in former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The NBA has approved the $2 billion bid by Ballmer, the 58-year-old who ranks 32nd on the Forbes magazine's 400 list. While ESPN reports that the NBA has approved, the league owners have to approve the sale before it can be finalized.
Donald Sterling, the 80-year-old Jewish lawyer, real estate investor and previous owner of the Clippers, was banned for life from NBA proceedings by NBA commissioner Adam Silver last April. After TMZ released audio of Sterling telling his alleged mistress V. Stiviano not to associate with black people, Silver fined him $2.5 million and said he was working to overthrow his position with a 75 percent vote from other NBA team owners. more >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apologizing after he reportedly got into an altercation with rapper T.I.
Mayweather, the 37-year-old boxing champion,was reportedly approached by the 33-year-old rapper who was born Clifford Harris after the former took an Instagram picture with the latter's wife. Tameka "Tiny" Harris, was reportedly the cause of the melee that took place Memorial Day weekend and now Mayweather is setting the record straight about T.I. approaching him about spending with his wife.
According to Mayweather's account of the issues at hand, he and Tiny have been platonic friends for some time and she appeared with her friend Shekinah at his May 4 fight. After the fight, Tiny and Shekinah went to Mayweather's mother's home where a party was hosted in the boxer's honor. more >>
Floyd Mayweather Jr seems to be ready to move on from the controversy surrounding he and his former fiancee Shantel Jackson.
Jackson, the aspiring actress and model who was previously engaged to undefeated boxing champion Mayweather, became the subject of controversy after she was spotted at a recent playoff game with rapper Nelly. The sighting may have sparked some emotions in Mayweather, who took to Instagram to let the world know that he broke up with Jackson because she aborted their twin babies.
However, Mayweather seems ready to move on and be positive about the ordeal these days. more >>