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After scandal from NAACP website:
LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling donated money for years to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, which honored the Clippers owner with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and was planning to present him another in May until the controversy broke over his racially insensitive comments that went public over the weekend.
The amount Sterling has given to the L.A. NAACP branch was not revealed at a news conference Monday held by L.A. branch president Leon Jenkins.
“It’s an insignificant amount of money, and we’re going to return it,” said Jenkins, who added the NAACP and Sterling have had a relationship for “maybe 15-20 years.”
Sterling’s award from the NAACP in 2009 came just before he agreed to pay a $2.765 million settlement in a case that alleged he discriminated against African Americans, Latinos and others at apartment buildings he owned in Los Angeles County.
The NAACP no longer plans to honor Sterling at its event next month, at which Rev. Al Sharpton and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will receive awards as Persons of the Year.
In an interview Monday with ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd, Alice Huffman said she was surprised Sterling was being given another lifetime achievement award.
“I thought to myself, ‘A second lifetime award? That’s kind of unusual. He hasn’t died and come back to life. He already has one lifetime award. Why the second one?’ And then this story broke,” said Huffman.
And more from LA Weekly:
How much does an NAACP “Lifetime Achievement Award” cost? About $5,000, if Donald Sterling’s recent contribution to the organization is a clue.
A look through recent years of tax filings for The Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation (9441 Wilshire Boulevard, Penthouse Suite, Beverly Hills, California 90212) shows just one $5,000 contribution to the NAACP in 2010. The NAACP’s local president, Leon Jenkins, today called Sterling’s contribution “insignificant” and said “his donation” would be returned.
Interestingly, Sterling’s foundation has consistently given cash to minority and religious organizations, according to the tax records. It also gave to the University of California:
In 2012, the last year for which nonprofit private foundation 990 documents are available, Sterling’s organization contributed $10,000 to:
-The United Negro College Fund
-The Latino group Para Los Ninos
-The Union Rescue Mission.
-The Black Business Association in L.A.
-Nuevo Amancer Latino Children’s Services.
-The Museum of Tolerance.
-Los Angles Museum of Holocaust.
The group also gave $20,000 to the University of California regents that year.
Since 2009, our review of tax records found, Sterling’s foundation has consistently given to many of those groups with $5,000 and $10,000 annual checks. Frequent recipients include inner-city L.A. Unified School District high schools such as Garfield, Fremont, Hamilton, Roosevelt, Manual Arts, Jefferson and more.
Edited press release received by LRM:
For the millions who have lost their homes to foreclosure, or are still losing their homes to the “too big to fail” banks, Mary McCulley is a hero. In February she stood up to those who caused the fraud which led to her foreclosure–and won. She obtained a $6 million award–including punitive damages—against US Bank.
Yet on April 25, 2014, Mary was forcibly hauled off to federal prison for accusations by former American Title Land Company’s Tom Cahill. Based solely on Cahill’s word, Mary was sentenced to one year in Federal Prison, plus another year of very harsh probation. She was immediately taken away by Federal Marshalls, and reported severe bruising after being roughed up. Mary is 56 years old.
On February 7, 2014, US Bank was found guilty in a jury trial of fraudulently foreclosing on Mary’s home. The jury found proof U.S…
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