USSSA Black American World Softball Tournament

September 6, 2007 by  
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USSSA Black American World Softball Tournament

The tournament will be played in Jackson, Mississippi, September14-16, 2007. All divisions will be participating in these facilities-V.A. (7) Men’s Rec and Women Comp, Canton 6) Men’s Rec, Pearl (4) Women Rec, BrandenShiloh(4) Men’s Comp, Smith Will Stadium(2) Men’s Major.

The USSSA softball program will use the “double elimination” format in its WorldChampionships. For this World Championship the bases will be set at 70 feet. All major games will be played on fields with a minimum distance of 320 feet.

Please follow these procedures to complete your entry into the tournament. Your team’s entry form, $300.00 entry fee and a copy of your online roster must be sent to your Regional director, Black American State director or Gene Williams (585-370-9459) by August 31, 2007 (Payable to USSSA Black American Program Committee, P.O. Box 90381, Rochester, NY 14609). Personal checks will not beaccepted. Your entry fee must be by money order, certified check or cashiers check. ALL PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE RETURNED AND TEAMS WILL NOT BE ENTER INTO THE TOURNAMENT.

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Texas (Kappa) Beach Party 2008 Dates

August 17, 2007 by  
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Texas Beach Party 2008 Dates

The scheduled dates for Texas Beach Party a/k/a Kappa Beach Fest is April 18 – 20, 2008. This is the second year in a row that they havent scheduled this event the same weekend as Black Spring Break in Daytona. Thats good for those who want to attend both events.

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

August 7, 2007 by  
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Kunte Kinte Heritage Festival

The 20th Anniversary Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

Saturday, August 11 – 10am – 8pm
Sunday, August 12 – 11am – 7pm


Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Route 178, Crownsville, MD

Jazz, Gospel and R&B Performances
African Dancing and Drumming
Arts and Crafts
Mask Making
Story Telling
Traditional and Ethnic Food Vendors
Education Seminars

HBCU HomeComing Schedules

July 16, 2007 by  
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HBCU HomeComing Schedules

For the full list ^^ click the picture ^^

Here are a few popular ones:


Bethune Cookman CollegeMorgan State University – 09/29/2007 – Daytona Beach, FL

Florida A&M University North Carolina A&T State – 11/03/2007 – 3:00pm – Tallahassee, FL

Grambling State UniversityTexas Southern University – 10/27/2007 – Grambling, LA

Howard University – 11/03/2007 – Washington, DC

Jackson State UniversityArkansas-Pine Bluff – 10/27/2007 – 3:00pm – Jackson, MS

Morehouse College Clark Atlanta University – 10/20/2007 – 2:00pm – Atlanta, GA

Morgan State University
Howard University – 10/13/2007 – 1:00pm – Baltimore, MD

Tuskegee UniversityClark Atlanta University – 11/03/2007 – 1:00pm – Tuskegee, AL

Party In Palm Springs – July 27 – 29, 2007 – Palm Springs, CA

June 14, 2007 by  
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Party In Palm Springs - July 27 - 29, 2007 - Palm Springs, CA

The 11th Annual PIPs ( Party In Palm Springs ) is happening July 27 – 29, 2007! This event has sold out for the past 10 years, so get in now…

The location is:

Wyndham Palm Springs Resort
888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Friday July 27

Early check-in Friday starting at 2:00pm
Receive your official goodie bag
Champagne welcome reception
Live Music, Comedy by the pool 8:00 pm-10:00
White Linen Casino Party 10:30pm

Saturday July 28

PIP’s Golf Tournament starting at 7:00am
Pool opens at 7:00am
Tennis courts open at 7:00am
Fitness Center (open all day)

Saturday Afternoon
Music playing by the pool 12:00pm
Pool games
Pool Splash 3:00pm – 7:00 pm
Music giveaway by all the major record companies

Saturday Evening
Pajama Jammie Jam 10:30 pm
Music Dancing entertainment
Music CD’s, tapes & t-shirt giveaway

Sunday July 29

Day in the sun
Checkout 12:00 pm

Essence Music Festival 2007 – July 5 – 7 – New Orleans, LA

June 1, 2007 by  
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Essence Music Festival 2007

The ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is the largest event of its kind in the world. It is a special occasion in which families and friends come together to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the African Diaspora. Artistic, musical, intellectual and spiritual achievements are the highlight of the annual Fourth of July “Party with a Purpose.” ESSENCE Cares Empowerment Seminars will be held daily at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the ESSENCE MARKETPLACE 2007–Fine Art & Crafts sales hours. ESSENCE Cares Empowerment Seminars are free and open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. ESSENCE MARKETPLACE daytime activities at the Convention Center also include food booths showcasing world-renowned New Orleans cuisine, the Festival’s book fair, author signings, celebrity meet-and-greets, sponsor activities, the ESSENCE boutique, communit exhibits and much more. Spectacular evening concerts will be held on July 5, 6, and 7 at the Louisiana Superdome.

ESSENCE MARKETPLACE will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 5; Friday, July 6; and Saturday, July 7 at the Convention Center which is a state-of-the-art, indoor, air-conditioned facility.

The show headliners will be: Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris and Chris Brown when the festival’s return to New Orleans.


July 5, 2007

Kenny Latimore & Chante Moore*
Pieces of A Dream
Rachelle Ferell
Rahsaan Patterson*

July 6, 2007

Kenny Latimore & Chante Moore*
Nuttin but Stringz*
Rahsaan Patterson*
Slum Village
Will Downing

July 7, 2007

Angie Stone
Chuck D with Public Enemy
Lyfe Jennings
Nuttin but Stringz*
Sunshine Anderson

* Acts to perform two nights

Cancun Jumpoff 2007 – Mexico – Memorial Day Weekend

May 10, 2007 by  
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Cancun Jumpoff 2007 - Cancun, Mexico - Memorial Day Weekend

The Cancun 2K7 Jumpoff (May 24-28) is anticipated to be one of the largest Memorial Day weekend celebrations ever. The Cancun Jumpoff is the largest urban event held outside of the United States. With an expected 15,000 party goers, this event looks hot!

Cancun Jumpoff is a unique urban vacation experience. Each day provide an opportunity to mix and mingle with people from all over the world. Enjoy fun in the sun while networking and making friends that will last a life time. A celebration of Hip Hop/R&B enthusiast, the Cancun Jumpoff attracts Movers and shakers from both music and film industries.


CJO Kickoff party @ Dady O’s/ Ultra Lounge (11pm-7am)

The first official party of the commemorative weekend will usher in the summer with a BANG. With the temperatures rising, bottles flowing, and everybody dancing till the sun comes up, this party will welcome and introduce all attendees to the weekend’s activities. (Open Bar)
Music Provided By: DJ Quick Silva (DC) DJ Tay Roc (Atl)

CJO Meet- N-Greet Pool Party @ Playa Cabana (4pm – 8pm)

This will be a FREE EVENT for all attendees to meet and greet with the organizers and the entertainment for the 5 yr Anniversary of “O” INT’S Cancun Jumpoff. Come and relax under the tranquil cabanas behind the City Night Club. Hors d’oeuvre’s will be served.
Music Provided By: DJ Tay Roc (Atl) Hosted By Fame Fortune (NYC)

For more information on this event please visit: Cancun Jumpoff

Texas Beach Party 2007 – Its a Wrap!

April 23, 2007 by  
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Welcome To Houston

To reach Galveston (by plane) you have to fly into a major airport in Houston, like (IAH) Bush Airport. From Houston its about a 70 mile trek south on I-45 to reach Galveston.

East Beach, Galveston, TX

I was under the impression that all of the action was on East Beach (the southern tip of the Seawall), but there was nothing going on down there. The main area of cars and people were along the Seawall from 5th Street to 45th Street.

Texas Pride

Texas Beach Party Pics

Texas Beach Party Pics

Texas pride is thick here, everyone loves to represent their hometown with hand signs, music, cars and bikes.

Ready Rock Bikers From Arkansas

Several biker groups – Ready Rock Bikers (AR), Ice Cold Riders, Triangle Riders (TX) and Ruff Ryders were representing.

The crowd came to have a good time and they did. The police presence were minimal, although some did get tickets for traffic infractions. Overall the event went down without any major incidents.

For a good meal I highly recommend Landy’s Seafood House, located on the 5400 block of the Seawall. Good Food and excellent service!

Kappa / Texas Beach Party 2007 Info & Weather Outlook

April 19, 2007 by  
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Kappa / Texas Beach Party is not a city-sponsored event, however the city does provide:

· Public Safety

· Traffic Control

· Sanitation

· Code Enforcement

· Emergency Medical Services

· Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

he Emergency Operations Center will open for Beach Party Weekend to field information calls from residents and visitors. Please call (409) 765-3710 for questions pertaining to traffic control, sanitation, code enforcement, and other city services. Please call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.

Traffic Plan

Barricades will be distributed prior to the event along Broadway, as a precautionary measure only. The city does not plan to set them out unless we are faced with a situation requiring substantial traffic control.

There will not be a contra flow lane on Broadway. There will be two-way traffic on Broadway and on Seawall.

There will be no parking from 14th Street east to Boddecker Drive on Seawall, both north and south sides, from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 20 through 12:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2007.

On the Seawall, there will be no parking after 2:00 a.m., from 14th Street west to 53rd Street, both north and south sides. This measure will allow crews from Public Works to clean up Seawall.


Weather Outlook For Kappa / Texas Beach Party
As you know Kappa / Texas Beach Party starts tommorrow and the weather looks good.

See you on the strip!

Kappa Beach Party 2007 – Galveston, TX – April 20 – 22

April 17, 2007 by  
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City Of Galveston, TX

This event goes by a few names: Kappa Beach Party, Kappa Beach Fest or Texas Beach Party. Kappa has been around for 22 years now! Kappa was the second largest black spring break event in the U.S. (BCR is the largest). In recentl year (post 9-11), the crowds have gotten smaller, but those who do make the trip have a good time.

If you are planning to attend you should pick a hotel on or near Seawall Strip on East Beach.

Step shows, concerts, car shows and walking the strip is whats up during this event.

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