Robert L. Johnson Urges U.S. Corporations to Establish a Version of the NFL Rooney Rule to Increase Employment and Business Opportunities for African Americans

In an effort to engage the business community in addressing the
inequitable unemployment rates for African Americans and to increase vendor/supplier opportunities for minority-owned businesses, Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder, Robert L. Johnson and founder of
The RLJ Companies, is urging Fortune 1000 companies to “voluntarily” adopt a version of the National Football League’s (NFL) Rooney Rule.