Countdown Til The Angel City Classic Weekend

2 08 2008

There is so much going on with the Farmer’s Angel City Classic Weekend, I decided to blog about it to keep you in the loop.

Big News from the Farmers Angel City Classic 8/4/08:The Farmers Angel City Classic Launches 2008 Event Tomorrow (Aug. 5)

NEWSFLASH: Tomorrow, (August 5), we host our press conference kicking off the 2008 Classic. Our title sponsor, Farmers Insurance Group, will make a special announcement, plus there are many surprises in store including our partnership with Nick Cannon, who along with his Stop the Hate group is joining our team.

Please join us at our press conference at 10 a.m. at the L.A. Coliseum, 3939 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles, if you want the scoop.

In fact, here is a teaser: Our sponsor, Tri Destined Studios (Stomp the Yard) released our 2008 promo video and it takes you into the heart of what to expect at this year’s event. Here is your sneak preview: Click Here to View Video. We are working around the clock to meet our goal to double last year’s attendance–this year we expect 80,000 fans!

What’s new this year? Besides entering to win the BMW 1 Series Give Away, Ticket Giveaways, entering to be the King and Queen and more, we present: The 5th Quarter: As if the game between Morehouse and Prairie View isn’t enough, as if their exciting precision bands aren’t enough, when it’s all over, those in the Coliseum will be treated to what we are calling the 5th Quarter where we pay tribute to Mr. Hot Buttered Soul himself Isaac Hayes. Mr. Hayes performed at Wattstax in the same venue– the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Stay tuned for more details as they come available.


Recently, we taped a show at Time Warner Cable, Baldwin Hills Studio. We call it HBCU Live, and decided to name a segment of our website the same name. This blog is a part of it. We were honored to have Dr. David Brewer Los Angeles Superintendent of Schools who graduated from an HBCU– Prairie View which helped launch his stellar career. View it Now (There are 4 clips, so don’t miss the others.)

We also thank Bernard Kinsey, philanthropist; Harold Hambrick, President, Los Angeles Black Business Expo; Charmaine Jefferson, Executive Director, California Africa American Museum (CAAM) and Luther Williams, HBCU Inter Alumni councils. We’ll bring more interviews and well look back at last year’s show as we look forward with great anticipation to September 27. We hope you will join us!

Check out last year’s excitement by Farmers.

John III,

Proud graduate of Hampton University

PS: Group Tickets are now on sale. Remember if you buy in a group you will most likely sit with your friends or alums from your school. We want all HBCU’s on deck! Click here to order.

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5 responses

5 08 2008
Edward Jones


Hey Nupe, it’s Ed Jones from Farmers Insurance. Please contact me as I have some important info for you.



14 08 2008
Joyce Fleming

Thanks for the uplifting and inspirational message. I am so proud of you.
Good job and a fantastic message that I hope will inspire a lot of people to
come and join us for this great event.


15 08 2008
ND Brown

Tri Destined Studios is so excited to be a part of this monumental event!

Black Educational Events has brought the excitement and empowerment of the HBCU community to the West Coast and it is about time!

As a graduate of FAMU, I know how impactful attending an HBCU can be to the lives of our youth and community!

Let’s continue to rise! Farmers Angel City Classic 08. Don’t miss out!

15 08 2008

Even though FAMU is not representing yet! I’m looking forward to both teams bringing their A Game!

See your on the gridiron!


6 09 2008
Eric Burroughs

I remember my dad taking me to the black college football games at Savannah State University (HBCU) in Savannah Georgia. I remember the roaring drums, the bass of the tubas’, the drum majors with their acrobatic routine. I was 5 years old then and I’m 38 years old now and still get excited about Black College games. Thank You for claiming this game to the West making it the largest surpassing the Bayou Classic. How about Savannah State University next year!!!

Thanks and I’ll see you at the Angel City Classic

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