A group of black clergymen has come out to support a lawsuit against Major League Baseball demanding that the league return its All-Star Game to Atlanta to return the nearly $100 million in resulting revenue back to the area still struggling to recover from the coronavirus lockdowns.
A letter submitted Tuesday by the non-profit group Conservative Clergy of Color (CCC) asked federal court Judge Valerie Caproni to consider the massive loss of income that Atlanta’s minority businesses will suffer after losing the big game.
Judge Caproni is currently overseeing a lawsuit filed on May 31 by the Job Creators Network seeking the return of the All-Star Game to Georgia. JCN maintains that city businesses face a loss of up to $100 million due to the MLB decision to move the game.
In the Tuesday filing, CCC Chairman and founding member Bishop Aubrey Shines blasted MLB Commissioner Rob