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The Black Sports Agents Association will holds its first general meeting on June 16 in Oakland. The group was brought together originally by Rev. JESSE JACKSON and the Rainbow Coalition and has held several smaller meetings. But now, they are looking to grow beyond their current membership of around 300 under the leadership of President LEN ELMORE, head of Precept Sports, and Financial Chair ANDRE FARR of Farr Sports Enterprises. The group's primary goal at this stage of its development, according to Farr, is to get all black sports agents to join. He also noted that the group will be open to all others involved in athlete representation, including financial managers, accountants, insurance agents and attorneys. From there, Farr told THE DAILY, goals will be to educate the membership -- and, in turn, athletes -- on the business of sports, as well as to re- educate the public and others in the industry that African- Americans are just as able as other agents. As for the relationship to the Rainbow Coalition, Farr noted the group's role as the driving force behind the formation of the Association. But he added that the Black Sports Agents Association will not get involved in all issues the Coalition takes up. Farr: "We deal in sports" (THE DAILY).
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