I just caught this press release
New York, NY, May 21, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Harlem Hip-Hop (H3) Tours is gearing up to launch The Hip-Hop On. Hip-Hop Off.(TM) on May 15, 2008. H3 Tours has created an unprecedented experience - a hip-hop theater production on wheels that immerses guests in Harlem and hip-hop culture. H3 Tours is geared to provide excitement and fun with its guided tours of Harlem and New York City's hip-hop industry.
Tour guests will travel through Harlem and mid-town Manhattan via the Harlem Hip-Hop Tours motor coach while enjoying an authentic hip-hop party complete with a live DJ and MC to describe the sights and history of New York. Each tour lasts three hours and takes guests from Times Square up to 155th Street to experience sites important to hip-hop and Harlem history such as: MTV's TRL, The Apollo Theater, Def Jam Records, The Cotton Club, Roc-a-fella Records, The Graffiti Hall of Fame, Bad Boy Records, and Rucker's Park.
In addition to viewing these and other amazing sites, tour guests will also receive complimentary giveaways along with a 15-minute shopping stop at a world renowned clothing store! The Hip-Hop On. Hip-Hop Off.(TM) tour operates on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9AM, 1PM, and 5PM. The cost of the tour for adults is $47.00 or a discounted $42.00 if purchased online. The cost for children ages 3-11 is $42.00 or $37.00 with the online discount.
Check out their website
From a press release
The Stay Strong Foundation unveiled its plan today to launch a national campaign entitled "Healing Starts With Us." On the heels of Terrie M. Williams' latest book, BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We are Not Hurting, emerges a powerful movement aimed to provide a support network that encourages open dialogue about emotional distress within the African American community. The "Healing Starts With Us" campaign kicks off at The Malcolm X & Dr Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, formerly known as the Audubon Ballroom, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 6-8 pm. ...
Campaign sponsors include The Dixon Group, Inc.; Forest City Ratner Companies; Macy's; Coca-Cola; The River Room; Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs; Jonathan Tisch Foundation, CareerPeeks; The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center; The Loreen Arbus Foundation; Moet Hennessy USA; The Middleton Law Group; Shabazz Fish & Grill; The Terrie Williams Agency; Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide; The Artis Connection; Planet Hollywood; BET; Sean Jean; National Cares Mentoring Movement; Alpha International Travel; and Sean John.
From the press release
Miami, Fl - The Core DJs, the largest DJ coalition in the world along with Beat Source, Triple P and Konvict Music is now preparing for its Eighth Retreat and planning to hit hard in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, March 14 – 17, 2008 at the Marriott® Lakeway located in Metairie .
Having held successful Retreats in Chicago, Miami, St. Louis, Houston, Atlanta and most recently Dallas, the Core DJs have decided to bring their ever successful and expanding Retreat to the City of New Orleans to not only reach new talent, but also to give back to a city that is in its rebuilding stages.
Always keeping it fresh and innovative, the Core DJs are adding a new component to their Retreats by allowing radio stations to host a live broadcast from the host hotel during the Retreat weekend. Core DJ's Retreat VIII participating sponsors Bad Boy, Atlantic, J Records, BET, The Source Magazine, Ace Magazine, The Leak Magazine, Polo Grounds, Capitol, I-Skins, Wrap Kings, Ciroc Vodka and more to be announced.
According to the press release
, Eric Wong (listed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Bad Boy Entertainment) has been named as one of the recipients of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label 35 Under 35 Award. A private event was held in New York last night to celebrate the occasion. Congratulations to Mr. Wong.
A good friend of mine who just happens to be an intern for Bad Boy has begun blogging
. His first entry is about how he came to be an intern
. Check it out
From the Bad Boy Publishing MySpace
BMI hosted their annual Urban Awards show. Janice Combs Publishing's own writer Makeba Riddick received an award for Beyonce's smash hit single "Deja Vu" as did Richard "Younglord" Frierson for Diddy's hit single "Come To Me". Janice Combs Music Publishing also won awards for "Deja vu" and "Come To Me".
From the press release
The Tricks & Triumphs of Success: How to Make Power Moves Without Sacrificing Your Spirituality--on July 14 at the Doubletree Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Avenue) in Washington, DC features keynote Derek Ferguson of Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide and addresses several major concerns including: making power moves without selling your soul, what happens when you're rich and miserable, tips for succeeding without compromising your integrity, how to be a Godly example without saying a word, and money, power, and legacy building in the church and community.
Derek Ferguson is the Chief Financial Officer of the Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group ("BBWEG") including Bad Boy Records, Justin's Restaurants, Blue Flame Marketing, Sean John Clothing, Daddy's House Recording, Bad Boy Films, Janice Combs Publishing, Janice Combs Management, Janice Combs Music and Daddy's House Social Programs--generating over $300mm. Mr. Ferguson is responsible for business development, business planning and forecasting, and the financial operations of the Bad Boy family of companies. Mr. Ferguson is a 1990 graduate of Harvard Business School, and one of the youngest graduates of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
To find out more, or to purchase a ticket ($60.00), check out the Better Living Series
From the New York Daily News
Teams full of NBA and college stars and backed by a cadre of hip-hop elite - including Sean (Diddy) Combs and Jim Jones - are set to battle it out this summer to determine Harlem's basketball king. ...
Ron Artest of the Sacramento Kings, the Houston Rockets' Rafer Alston and David Lee of the Knicks are among the NBA stars expected to play. The tournament is sponsored by Dash's sneaker line Pro-Keds and will feature teams supported by Diddy's Bad Boy label, Jones' Diplomats and DMX's Ruff Ryders.
It's the Kingdome Classic Tournament and it's a 10 week tournament starting June 23.
Bad Boy has launched an internship program for college students. You can find out more at the Bad Boy MySpace
The S.W.A.G.G.E.R. Internship Program was designed to enhance the work experience between students and the executives at Bad Boy Entertainment and Sean John Clothing. S.W.A.G.G.E.R. stands for Students Willing to Accept Gifts of Greatness Excellence and Responsibility.
N.C. Central University's Lyceum Committee, 100 Black Women and VOX are sponsoring a lecture by Sister Souljah at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the LeRoy T. Walker Complex. ...
The lecture is open to the general public and admission is free. For more information, call (919) 530-7452
Sister Souljah is the Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs, Inc.