Recently, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta hosted the first-ever Black Sports Business Symposium (BSBS) with over 2,500 people in attendance.
The BSBS is a disruptive, invitation-only, annual event that unites, cultivates, illuminates, and celebrates Black professionals and students in the sports business industry. The goal of the symposium is to begin conversations about what is needed to create a sports community filled with more inclusivity and professionalism. During the in-depth conversation, the panelists discussed opportunity leagues, teams, and businesses and how they can positively impact wealth equity in the Black community.
The panel was moderated by Ashley Bell (Co-Founder, National Black Bank Foundation) and included Bernice King (The King Center), Sean Prendergrast (CFO, Major League Soccer), Joe Sinclair (CFO, National Football League), Brandon Comer (Co-Founder, National Black Bank Foundation).
The event was founded by sports industry executives, which included Gregory Gibson Jr. (HBCU Battle of the Brains Founder and Executive Director), Steve Wyche (NFL Network Senior Correspondent), and Kevin Demoff (Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer).