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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