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Why Sitting On 71 Acres Means More Than Just Ownership For The Founder Of Soofa Ranch, Daryl Fletcher

When Genuwine released his 1996 classic, Pony, no one likely had mental health and therapy in mind. Well, maybe that depends on how one defines therapeutic tools. In any regard, horse therapy (professionally known as Equine-Assisted Therapy) is a practice where horse and pony rides improve communication skills, self‐awareness, confidence-building, and self‐control through interaction. Daryl Fletcher, owner and founder of SOOFA (Stretch Out On Faith Again) Ranch, is a part of the movement and wants everyone to know its benefits. “Horses are for more than cowboys,” he told AfroTech.

Josh Rodgers

May 30, 2022

This Black Ownership Circle is Looking to Become the First Black-Owned NFL Ownership Group

The African American Sports & Entertainment Group (AASEG) — which was founded with a primary purpose to create economic equity within the Black community through sports — is on a mission to become the first Black-owned ownership group in the NFL to bring professional football back to its city of Oakland, CA. According to The Undefeated, the group has put in a bid on the Oakland Coliseum site with a plan to get a professional football team back in its hometown and make history in the process. The outlet reports that there are owners in the league that represent a total of 32 NFL teams — two that are people of color and none of which are Black. AASEG is hoping to change that and create a historical moment that will break the existing color barrier amongst the league, allowing Black people to have a piece of the pie too. “We feel like this is a Jackie Robinson moment,” Raymond “Ray” Bobbitt — the creator of AASEG and founder of an Oakland-based facility management and urban consulting...

Njera Perkins

Mar 31, 2021