Black Bike Week 2009 Dates

March 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Black Bike Week

Black Bike Week will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 21- 25, 2009.

There is an ongoing controversy surrounding this event stemming from the new ordinances the City of Myrtle Beach passed concerning Bike Week events in their county. You can read the list of new rules HERE. One quote from the site reads: “Effective 2009, Myrtle Beach, SC will no longer host motorcycle rallies.”

I know that die hard Black Bike Week attendees will not let this news hinder their plans, however this is information that should be considered. Whether you choose to attend is your call.

Black College Reunion 2009 Recap

March 23, 2009 by  
Filed under BCR

As was expected, the crowd for BCR 2009 was extremely light. I was happy to see first time visitors like Shawna Mitchell from FAMU having a good time. “We came down to see what we was missing. Me and my (six) friends are looking for the parties!” Their enthusiasm was a welcomed site.

During my walks up and down Atlantic Avenue I met visitors from FAMU, Florida State, Jackson State, University of Miami, Florida Memorial, Texas Woman’s University, University of South Florida, Fort Valley State and Morris Brown. Families dominated the landscape as was the case in 2008. The hotel managers I talked with admitted their revenues from this event has all but dried up.

The weather was a factor once again this year, just as in 2008. “I would like to see this event pushed back a little further into April so we can get in the water.” says Nicole Chance from Tallahassee. She makes a valid point, scheduling dates in mid April makes a lot more sense. There would be less of a chance for cold temperatures and a little rain would be welcomed to help visitors cool off.

In order for this event to regain some momentum artists, vendors, promoters, event coordinators and the City of Daytona must be on the same page. There will be a new section added to the site to help this process. Stay tuned for more information on that.

I will be also adding a gallery section to showcase pictures from this year and past BCR events. If you would like to contribute, feel free to submit your pictures using this form.

Soul Beach Music Festival 2009

March 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Caribbean


The 9th annual Soul Beach Music Festival will be held in Aruba May 20-25, 2009 on Memorial Day Weekend. Join music lovers from around the world and party all night long.

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, May 20
Opening Party–Welcoming Celebration

Thursday, May 21
Live Radio Remote Broadcasts
Soul Beach Daytime Event
Nightclub Parties

Friday, May 22
Live Radio Remote Broadcasts
Soul Beach Daytime Event
Main Stage Music Concert Featuring

* Estelle
* Wayne Brady

Nightclub Parties

Saturday, May 23
Soul Beach Daytime Event
Main Stage Music Concert Featuring

* Etana
* Jamie Foxx

Nightclub Parties

Sunday, May 24
Soul Beach Daytime Event
Main Stage Concert Featuring

* Common
* Robin Thicke

Nightclub Parties

Suggested Hotels for this event:

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
Brickell Bay Beach Club Aruba

Soul Siesta 2009 – Punta Cana, DR

March 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Caribbean


Soul Siesta 2009 will be held May 22-26, 2009 ( Memorial Day Weekend ) at the Punta Cana Princess Resort, Dominican Republic. Started in 2000, this event was created to give Urban Professionals from the U.S. a fresh location to mingle and relax. Domician Republic is a great location due to its inexpensive vacation packages, beautiful beaches, superb hospitality, and the attractive nightlife.


Scheduled Events:

Friday May 22
Smooth & Mellow Welcome Reception/Check-In
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort (lobby)
Pick-up your party passes and event info

Friday May 22
Welcome to Soul Siesta – 9th Anniversary Celebration
*10pm to 2am
@ Bowman’s Sports Bar & Grill – Avenue Espana – Adjacent to Plaza Brisas
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:30pm

Saturday May 23
Soft & Sexy Poolside Fiesta
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort – Main Pool Area

Saturday May 23

By Popular Demand – The All White Affair with Urban Paradise
*10pm to 3am
@ Jellyfish Beachfront Restaurant & Bar
*Any White Attire Ok; Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:30pm

Sunday May 24
Siesta Beach Extravaganza Featuring Return of The Networking Olympics
*1pm to 6pm
@ Punta Cana Princess Resort – Main Beach Area

Sunday May 24
Go Hard With The Gangsta’ – All Star Comedy Show with Capone & Friends
*Doors Open 9pm – Showtime 10pm sharp
@ Caribe Club Princess Resort Ballroom
I’m So F.R.E.S.H. Fiesta – After Party In Your Freshest/Sexiest Blue Denim
@ Caribe Club Princess Resort Ballroom
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 9:00pm
Ballroom is a 5 minute walk from Areito – Next To Caribe Club Check-In

Monday May 25
An Evening of Laughter with Boston’s Bad Boy Jonathon Gates
@ Lancelot Disco – Inside Tower Casino
*Doors Open 7pm – Showtime 8pm sharp
*Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess Lobby at 7pm

Monday May 25
No Sleep Til’ Tuesday Grand Finale with Urban Paradise
*11:30pm to 3am
@ World Club
*Cash Bar
*Buses depart Punta Cana Princess lobby at 11:00pm

Soul Siesta Party Pass (includes admission to all events)
*$200 USD – Punta Cana Princess Guests
*$275 USD – Non Punta Cana Princess Guests

Essence Music Festival 2009

March 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Other Events


The 15th annual Essence Music Festival will take place July 3 -5, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. The show will be headlined by Beyonce. Other artists who are scheduled to perform are: John Legend, Robin Thicke, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Maxwell, Anita Baker, Al Green and Ne-Yo.

This is a really nice concert / vacation destination for those who love music. Tickets are on sale now!

Click Here To Purchase Tickets For Essence Music Festival 2009

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BET’s Spring Bling 2009 Information

March 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Spring Bling

BET's Spring Bling 2009 Information

The 9th annual BET Spring Bling concert will be held March 27-29,2009 in sunny Riviera Beach, FL.

To obtain FREE TICKETS, you should email
. You must be at least 18 years of age.

Scheduled events:

# Over 20 Performances
# Beach Towel Throwdown 09
# Get to Steppin’
# Revamped – The Remix
# Rides, Rims, and Runways
# Irreplaceable
# Tough Love
# I’m Famous
# Weekend 100
# Sweat on the Beach

SHOW HOSTS: BET VJ’s: Terrence & Rocsi (106 & PARK)
Alesha Renee & Lamorne (HOTWYRED), Danella (THE BLACK CARPET)
Big Tigger (BET VETERAN) and more celebrity surprises

Also read: What You Should Know About BET’s Spring Bling

Travel Alert For U.S. Citizen Visiting Mexico

March 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Central / South America

February 20, 2009

This Travel Alert updates security information for U.S. citizens traveling and living in Mexico. It supersedes the Travel Alert for Mexico dated October 15, 2008, and expires on August 20, 2009.

While millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year (including thousands who cross the land border every day for study, tourism or business), violence in the country has increased recently. It is imperative that travelers understand the risks of travel to Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and whom to contact if one becomes a crime victim. Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable.

Click Here For The Full Article Here

Celebrity Fiesta 2009 – San Juan, PR

March 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Caribbean


The 5th Annual Celebrity Fiesta 2009 in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico is scheduled for September 4 – 7, 2009. ( Labor Day Weekend )

This event is still in the development stages.  Party packages will not be available until May. As information becomes available we will update.