NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter president resigns over move to honour LA Clippers’ Donald Sterling

May 2, 2014 2:27 AM

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LOS ANGELES — The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following scrutiny of his plan to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

Leon Jenkins was to present Sterling with a “lifetime achievement award” later this month. Jenkins rescinded that offer Monday after a recording surfaced over the weekend on which Sterling disparaged black men.

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