There are a number of organizations that serve the Black community by promoting and/or protecting the interests of the community. Despite the fact that sports generate $500 billion per year, there is not a single organization in the community that is a recognized authority on the sports industry…until now. The National Sports Authority (Authority) is a division of the ESP Education & Leadership Institute, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Authority was established with a single purpose in mind, to level the playing field in sports through advocacy, education and entrepreneurial development. The Authority will also develop and implement programs and strategies that will result in the better utilization and management of two important resources that exist in the Black community, historically Black & Universities, and Black athletic talent.