President's Letter

Dear MBBA Family,

What a time to be a Black attorney in America. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined such a battle for the soul of our nation when I was first elected. Despite these challenging times, I am excited and resolute as I step into the role of being the President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. 
Our communities are at the crossroads of two pandemics. The first, a global health crisis that has highlighted the impact of systemic racism on our communities and has literally cost us our lives.
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Black Lives Matter: Sports Law & Society (Complimentary CLE)
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s
Sports & Entertainment Law Section


Black Lives Matter: Sports Law & Society

Tuesday, May 11th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CLE: Areas of Professional Practice (Credits Pending)

Mason Ashe
Sports & Entertainment Attorney
Adjunct Professor (University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School; Georgetown University-School of Continuing Studies; Howard University School of Law)

Darrel Young

Manager of Engagement and Player Relations- NFL
Former Professional Football Player for Chicago Bears; Carolina Panthers; Washington Redskins

K. Braeden Anderson

Securities Enforcement Associate- Sidley Austin
Former Division I College Basketball Player
Chair, MBBA Corporate Law Section

Shameeka Quallo 
Associate General Counsel, Chicago Cubs

Alycia (Huckabee) Powell

Co-Founder and CEO of Champions for Change

Jill Pilgrim
Founder & Managing Attorney- Pilgrim & Associates
Co-Chair, MBBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

This program will bring awareness to how social grassroots movements affect Sports and Entertainment Law. This panel discussion will focus on the relevance of sports law to Black Lives Matter and the issues that plague professional athletes in terms of contract law. Participants will understand how athletes can play a central role in changing the landscape of social expectations of athletes.

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section Monthly Meeting
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the MBBA Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section for it’s monthly meeting.


MBBA 37th Anniversary Awards Gala
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Virtual 37th Anniversary Awards Gala


Friday, May 21, 2021 7:00 PM EST

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Membership Info

Benefits of Membership

  • Free admission to general meetings and receptions with prominent legal scholars and public speakers.
  • Continuing legal education through workshops and seminars that provide growth and professional development.
  • Increase professional advancement and networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities to positively impact the community through seminars, workshop and mentoring.
  • Affiliation with the National Bar Association.

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2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

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