Stand For Something or Stand For Nothing - a biography by Ebony M. Jones-Kuye

-This book is about a mother and daughter who battled poverty, physical disabilities, losing a son and brother due to running away from gang violence, hardship, and racism and discrimination from one of the richest men in the world…former NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. After the worldwide press conference with Attorney Gloria Allred in May 2014 to convince the NBA to remove Donald Sterling from ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, Ebony Jones-Kuye decided to write a book to tell the world about the courageous stand that she and her mother took against Donald Sterling who acquired the Ardmore Apartments in mid-Wilshire Los Angeles, California where Kandynce Jones was living for many years before theacquisition.

Kandynce Jones, a Black woman who was legally blind, right side paralyzed due to a bad spinal fusion surgery, and suffered from SickleCell Anemia was living peacefully in her apartment until Donald Sterling realize she was Black. As the building management started to change due to the acquisition, overt cruelty towards African-American and Latino tenants began to be undeniable. News websites like,, and, later shared that when Donald Sterling had first purchased the complex, he made mention of an order, stating that it was "because all the blacks in the building; they smell, they're not clean...and, it's because of all of the Mexicans that just sit around and smoke and drink all day" After this, he said, "So, we have to get them out of here."

Ebony and her mother decided to take a stand and fight Donald Sterling with no money or big time Attorneys on their side, they took a strong stand against the opposition that threatened to make them feel small and invisible. Ebony wrote this story as an example of how you can stand up against all odds even when they are stacked up against you, this story will give you that encouraging word to strengthen and empower you. This is a true story of how a mother and daughter prove that even in the face of insurmountable circumstances; proving that it doesn't really matter who you are or where you come from...Only that you continue to stand and fight for justice!

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