Accountability, Access and Engagement
To combat injustice in the entertainment industry and beyond, the USMTG developed three programs and iniatiatives to address and emphasize accountability, access and engagement
As a part of the USMTG’s mission to create a national alliance of minority ticketing and entertainment event business owners, we advocate for laws that will reduce the disenfranchisement of minority business owners in the entertainment industry.
To accomplish our goal, USMTG has outlined 12 main discriminatory practices. We suggest banning each and offer alternative practices that will create a more equal entertainment industry for minorities and small business owners.
The USMTG is currently working on legislation in 22 states across the country.
Reduce Discriminatory Restrictions
Our Comprehensive Legislative Package
USMTG believes that this comprehensive legislative package will not only offer more opportunities to minorities in the entertainment industry, but also support our success.
Annual Stadium Economic Reciprocity Report
The USMTG launched the pilot of our Annual Stadium Economic Reciprocity Report (SERR) in the Spring of 2019 to educate the general public and communities of color on stadiums in the U.S. that are funded by federal, state and local tax dollars. Our 2020 Annual Stadium Economic Reciprocity Report will be published in the Summer of 2020.
SERR is a collection and assessment of data and information regarding publicly funded stadiums in the United States. Based on the collection and assessment of this data, the project provides grades for current stadiums and teams in the nation that have received subsidies and/or tax dollars. The grading scale is based on various components, including but not limited to, hiring practices, procurement deals with African American and ethnic minority owned businesses, demographic makeup of Board of Directors, cultural competency initiatives, diversity of their senior management team and inclusion of philanthropic programs. Our goal is to address and acknowledge where progress has been made while being direct in identifying those areas here progress is desperately needed.
Following the published report, the USMTG will host a series of public forums on the final report to educate taxpayers, politicians, community advocates and business leaders. As professional sport teams, leagues and venues produce billions of dollars in revenue annually, we are concerned about the economic impact of these teams and stadiums on the surrounding communities that truly make the industry to successful.
Accountability - Engagement - Action
SERR Strategy & Goals
Community Engagement Partnerships
The US Minority Ticketing Group is invested in building a national network of organizations, businesses and institutions to effectively meet the needs of minority consumers, communities and businesses. Our goal to create equity in the entertainment industry and within our communities is underscored by the understanding that the entertainment industry impacts everyone, whether as a consumer, tax-payer or professional within it.
Our organization’s work is deeply integrated with local and national communities, organizations and entertainment industry networks. Our partnerships with organizations, universities, businesses, churches and advocates strengthen our reach and impact by building community. Each partnership is unique and customized to meet the specific needs of each local community.
HOSEA Helps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Atlanta, GA. HOSEA Helps works to prevent homelessness, provide financial resources, material products and services to families and individuals at risk of poverty or those that are currently living in poverty. The organization was founded by Hosea Williams, an American civil rights leader and activist, in 1971.
NAACP Housing Committee
The NAACP Housing Committee advocates for access to affordable housing, fights to eliminate public and private restrictive housing practices and combats housing discrimination. The committee aims to prevent displacement, increasing neighborhood socio-economic and racial diversity and create long-term legislative change.
Texas Southern University is a Historically Black College and University based in Houston, TX. TSU offers innovative programs and transforms students into lifelong learners, creative leaders and engaged citizens
The UConn School of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the United States, as accredited by the AACSB. UConn School of Business is committed to integrating real world education with outstanding research and strategic outreach for its students.
Creative Gods is a hybrid creative agency founded by Hezues R', a pioneering media entrepreneur. Hezeus R's expertise in production, design, advertising and marketing has positioned him to be the creative force behind many major brands, shows, products and productions.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is one of the largest and most prominent civil rights organization in the United States. The NAACP's One Million Jobs Campaign is a nationwide campaign offering jobs, training and resources to one million formerly incarcerated people.
The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based out of Las Vegas. NPHY provides Southern Nevada's homeless youth with comprehensive services. They offer access to services for homeless youth 24 hours a day, stabilize youth out of poverty, meet youth's immediate need while also providing a safe and supportive environment on the path to self-sufficiency.
Broker Genius is a pricing technology company in the secondary ticket market. Broker Genius invented the first-ever, automated dynamic pricing platform to support ticket brokers with easy and fast pricing for tickets with real-time market data.
The National Association of Ticket Brokers is a national business association that promotes consumer protection by establishing transparent and ethical procedures and standards in the secondary ticket industry.
Ticket Summit is an annual secondary ticket market trade show. Ticket Summit brings together hundreds of industry leaders and small business owners in the ticketing and live entertainment industries, providing industry professionals with the tools and information they need.