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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2014

Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins’ Name

By Frank James

Both senators in Maryland — where the Washington Redskins play — signed on to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get the team to change its name.

The United States Senate ratcheted up the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder on Thursday after a letter — signed by half the Senate — was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to use his authority to get the Washington Redskins to change a team name that many consider racist.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

By Bill Chappell

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(Duration: 4:05)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling Tuesday. Silver said the league verified an audio recording of Sterling making racist remarks.

The NBA is banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, league Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday, saying that its investigation has verified Sterling made racist comments in an audio recording that was made public Friday.

Categories: Race/Ethnicity, Sports



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2014

Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendoyln Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:53)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks is probably best know for her poem “We Real Cool.” Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize Winner and a past Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, died in 2000. Last fall, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired her archives. Tonight, at 7:30 at the Lincoln Hall Theater there will be an event serving as an official welcoming of those papers.




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