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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016 Basketball Returns To THE QC Charlotte NC! It has been an interesting year for CIAA. We are witnessing the EVOLUTION of what the CIAA LEGACY and Tournament is suppose to be about. Part of the evolution championing sponsors to support of the CIAA Schools, support the many programs that need funding. The CIAA Organization is making it no secret the brand of CIAA will be protected and of course supporting the youth is very important. 1021 Magazine says KUDOS to that!

With a new Commisioner at the Helm, along with Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams supporters BOLD and POSITIVE moves will be taken to protect the brand and to put the focus back on what Tournament Week is suppose to be about. Of course where there are changes and BOLD moves, there should also be taken into consideration the feedback from supporters on how to move forward so the Tournament can be a great experience for everyone. 1021 Magazine will be a part of the positive moves and changes because FIRST AND FOREMOST we support the Youth, we support the Conference and the Tournament.

Once again The City of Charlotte showed THOUSANDS of CIAA Alumni, Students, Sponsors, Celebrities and other Enthusiast not a part of the Conference of CIAA a GRAND TIME. 1021 Online is ONE of MANY CIAA Official Event Sources. We've been Broadcasting The CIAA Basketball Tournament LIVE since 2005! Broadcasting the Games, Co-Hosting Some Events, covering
various Official CIAA Events/Parties and Unofficial. BEBE DAVIS our Publisher attended the CIAA School, JOHNSON C SMITH UNIVERSITY and BEBE is a veteran of the CIAA Basketball Conference attending the Basketball Tournament since the 90s.

We are BIG supporters of CIAA Schools/Youth.

1021 Online is one of the TOP Online Presences giving visitors DEETS on the various CIAA Entertainment Events And Parties.
THE CI ZONE has set the bar on DO'S AND DON'TS of CIAA, before any other publication dared to go there but now are doing so and more. We are Trendsetters! Often duplicated but we SET THE BAR, TEAM 1021ONLINE! From THE CI ZONE, CI ZONE RADIO SHOW debut in 2013 was received well --yes we set the bar. Our statisitcs to this feature alone received impressive numbers. We will continue CI Zone Radio for 2016. Those attending CIAA 2016, do support the YOUTH and HBCU Schools by attending the daily games and donating to the Colleges and the Universities. With JCSU Alumni we give proceeds to the events back to JCSU... GO GOLDEN BULLS.

Thank you again for making us one of the TOP go to online sources for CIAA Event Parties News after the Official CIAA online source. We truly appreciate it. To the promoters giving 1021 Media Access, that's love. Enjoy the CI ZONE Feature and we hope to see many of you next year 2017. Be safe continue to be blessed in the days, weeks, months and years to come.

WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE 2016!





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Thank You For Making 1021 One Of The TOP SITES TO VIEW FOR CIAA EVENTS AND PARTIES SINCE 2005! We Appreciate The Love.
Yes we consider ourselves EXPERTS for this entire week in Charlotte North Carolina THE QUEEN CITY for The CIAA Basketball Tournament. Broadcasting CIAA since 2005, covering all teams and exclusively Johnson C Smith University GOLDEN BULLS as Proud Alumni's on staff 1021 Welcomes you to review our suggestions/advice here at THE CI ZONE FOR CIAA Basketball Tournament, Parties/Events for 2016!
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you are following the GUIDELINES of CIAA representing them and their logos. If in doubt, contact ( Link Above )
VISIT THE CI ZONE RADIO 2016 for LIVE interactive shows. You can give dedications, show school pride, fraternity, sorority pride more.
Again we say THANK YOU to those promoters who show us MEDIA ACCESS love to their events. These FREE LISTINGS, along with flyers, graphics they take up enormous space on our servers and 1021 Magazine can say we have some awesome servers with less hang times and hardly we find ourselves in situations where visitors and supporters cannot access 1021 Mag. We thank everyone for rocking with us in some form or another. Trendsetters.... we are. 1021 Magazine before any other media source came up with the DO'S AND DON'TS of CIAA.
Enjoy the read and more will be re-capped at CI ZONE RADIO starting in February. ~1021 Media Group 2016

*PARTIES... ACCESS... ENTRY...2016 Okay listen up!
To AVOID not getting into the party of your choice it is WISE to purchase tickets and advance tickets for better pricing.
TAKE IT FROM THE EXPERTS here at 1021, you DO NOT want to head out with your crew to a HOT EVENT,
looking so great, smelling so fine, feeling so good then -YOU CANNOT GET IN. OMG, that's crazy!
1021 LOVES YA CIAA Party Heds! Purchase the tickets PARTY HEDS to gain entry and enjoy!
Most Tickets Are Available As Early As December Directly At The Promtoer's Official Online Presence.
PROMOTER'S Please Listen Up, Get approval for using CIAA LOGOS to avoid legal issues.
1021 Magazine an information source covering CIAA Basketball Tournament FIRST/FOREMOST before any/all Unofficial Parties/Events.
Lock In To CI RADIO 2016! SHOW starts this year CIAA EVE February 21, 2016 Giving You DETAILED Information Online Here At 1021!
Noone who purchases an advance ticket ( s ) should have to WAIT because of CAPACITY ISSUES when they arrive.
There is a workaround for this promoters. Make sure you give the ticket purchasers a TIME LIMIT to be there
before letting so many non-ticketholders in before ticketholders arrive. Ticketholders do not wants to hear they have to wait
because you are at capacity. EXAMPLE* If your event is from 12-6 give the ticketholders to 3pm for the NO WAIT IN LINE FOR CAPACITIY ISSUES. That's fair enough. Sure you want more money but respect the client who paid for the ticket. Reputation is EVERYTHING.

VIP... Okay let's address this because some VENUES had issues with VIP.
VIP... Is for a SELECTED AND DEFINED PART OF ANY VENUE... NOT THE ENTIRE VENUE. It is tacky otherwise - seriously and really.
The PURPOSE FOR VIP has always been to party APART from the rest of the crowd either seen or unseen but clearly apart.
This is why people pay extra... VIP... PRIVACY... NO WAIT IN LINE... IF YOU ARE A PROMOTER AND VENUE... LISTEN UP... There were many complaints on how patrons were treated concerning VIP when we spoke with our reporters. 1021 was on the scene. It makes no sense to have all of your rooms set up for VIP seating and noone else sits, especially when your venue is limited in space. CIAA PARTY HEDS do your due dilligence and contact promoters and venues to see how the event is going to be set up. Then make your purchaess accordingly. No matter how you are paying, your spending dollars are important, so be treated acocrdingly VIP OR NOT. For a well rounded experience, we suggest doing different parties ecah year unless your party/promoter/venue provided excellent service and unforgettable experience.

VENUES/PROMOTERS You have to be careful of your treatment of others, you never know who is there to do a RECAP... like us... 1021.
VIP IS FINE... We Rock VIP but we also look out for those who don't want to or can't afford to. REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING...
Some artist for 2013 CIAA EVENTS did not perform due to issues with promoter's not honoring the contracts. With this said, PARTY HEDS
make sure you find out the total truth on both sides. Celebrity Parties are awesome but they're not always the best party, an FYI from CI Zone.
For VIP BOTTLE SERVICE Venue's with class Provide for VIP, NO PLASTIC CUPS for the pouring of liquor/non liquor contents. With the prices already paid for VIP the Venue has met to exceeded it's overhead cost, let them tell you no different. VIP Persons should have REAL GLASS to drink out of and again privacy not a velvet rope separating inches from others should be available unless there is no privacy room then the velvet rope is okay. We do understand and know all Venues don't have the proverbial VIP Privacy Rooms but the PLASTIC CUPS is always UNACCEPTABLE for VIP Patrons. Even if you aren't VIP and you don't want the plastic cups, request glass and you should be given one.
IF ONE DOESN'T KNOW The Correct Way To Handle VIP, Please hire someone who does. Contact us for consultation, we have much experience on how to keep the VIP'S HAPPY. Those not VIP are really the ones who make the parties. ALWAYS MAKE CIAA A REWARDING
AND GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ALL INVOLVED. This goes for Venues/Promoters/Party-Heds and Media Information Sources like CI Zone.


2016 HOW TO PARTY FROM 1021*Mature Talk Be Advised
SERIOUSLY IT IS NOT PROVERBIAL HOW TO PARTY, Just Some FYI's You Should Know.
MINDSTATE*Arrive Safely, Leave Safely CREW*Look out for each other no matter what.
In every crew you may have someone who drinks too much, easily led, out of control etc.
Make sure everyone knows where everyone is at all times. Never leave anywhere with strangers.
NEVER DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Now in saying this, we are going to keep it 100.
Designated drivers should be in your crew at all times. If not, car service, taxi, bus available in the QC.
NO MATTER THE WEATHER of RAIN OR CHILLY CHILL CIAA Tournament Continues and The Parties. Woosah!
DAY PARTIES are going to be awesome, along with NIGHT PARTIES and LATE BREAKFAST PARTIES.
As you move within THE CI ZONE FEATURE, you will see endless listings of selected parties posted here.
CI ZONE 2016 FEATURE reserves the right to post party events of our choice*
BEING VERY SAVVY YOU CAN HIT TWO DAY PARTIES AND ONE NIGHT TO GET YOUR EXTREME PARTY ON.
MOST PARTIES ARE SO SLAMMING, usually people hit ONE DAY, ONE NIGHT PARTY...

CELEBRITY HOSTING PARTIES aren't always the most slamming parties... FYI.
NOT EVERY PROMOTER IS GOING TO BE STRAIGHT UP WITH WHAT THEY PROMISE... Like Rolling Dice.
THE CI ZONE will give our suggestions on some of the parties and promoters that deliver.
IF A PROMOTER DOESN'T DELIVER WHAT THEY PROMISED after spending your hard earned money...
LET US KNOW... we'll be glad to put them on BLAST after thorough fair investigations.
In the end you make your own desicisons... CI ZONE 2016 EXPERTS


AGE OF ENJOYMENT* There is no age limit to enjoy CIAA. There is something for everyone.
It was great seeing some of the older couples and crews come to some of the DAY/NIGHT PARTIES. Enjoy the parties, late night breakfast spots, day fish frys, CIAA Basketball Tournament Events, Step-Shows, Radio Morning Shows, BBQ cookouts and jazz events/ live music.

TRAFFIC *will always be bananas close to the weekend, PATIENCE is key. Keep the gas tank in proper order FULL OR FULL ENOUGH.

ATTIRE* FEEDBACK is important to 1021 and keeping you INFORMED. Most parties/events during the DAY PARTIES require you to look your best but JEANS are acceptable. 1021Online attended several DAY PARTIES throughout the week. NIGHT PARTIES... Definitely you want to jazz it up... when all else fails... consult with the Promoter and Venue....

REST* We Are Sure You Got The Rest AFTER CIAA... ahahahaha DJ's* We Love You All, Thanks For Rocking The Parties!

2016 ROLL CALL*
Charlotte, THE QUEEN CITY... Stand Up Host City
NORTH CAROLINA.... Stand Up Host State, North Carolina was truly deep for CIAA
SOUTH CAROLINA.... Always Representing 803 843 864 Naturally... BIKE WEEK 2015 STATE HOST... SC was deep for CIAA
Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland... DMV shows up BIG, Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York
Georgia - Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah surrounding comes in DEEP, Florida ALL DAY Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville more.
Texas - Austin, Houston, Dallas and more, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, California, Colorado Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Akron, Cincy, Toledo, Indianapolis, Pittburgh, MEAC's we see you coming to party with the CIAA fam... one time for HBCU'S everywhere.
Wherever you are coming WELCOME TO CIAA's 100th Anniversary Weekend! Much love, Old Heds, Young Heds and Youth Heds!
THE FAMILY COMES THROUGH AGAIN to the QC! Even Celebs have marked their calendars on this weekend. GOOD TIMES AHEAD!
CIAA IS OFFICIAL FOR THE MUST DO WEKEEND OF THE WINTER SEASON, Every Year... CIAA Family Happy 101!
One Love To THE OFFICIAL STAFFS FOR CIAA, We Do Not Take Our Access Relationship For Granted. -Respect And Blessings From 1021

2016 UPCOMING MEMORIES*
Create some lasting memories at CIAA 2016... THE QUEEN CITY WELCOMES YOU! 1021 WELCOMES YOU!
WE'LL BE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE CITY AND BROADCASTING LIVE EVERY NIGHT FOR CIAA 2016!
Thanks For Locking In With 1021Online.com YOUR ONLINE MAGAZINE, A Digital Magazine Pioneer Since 2002.
IF LIFE CONTINUES FOR ALL OF US, WE'LL MEET AGAIN FOR YEAR... 2016
THE CI ZONE PLAYLIST Will Continue Throughout The Year! Thanks For Locking In With Us! -CI ZONE 2016


*BELOW Summer 2014.... Commissioner McWilliams In Charlotte... 1021 Magazine was a part of Credentialed Press. Never taking Our Credentials for granted, our FIRST LADY Bebe Davis was granted for the second time to Interview The Commissioner. As a Journalist for 20+ years, Published Writer, Sports Broadcaster for various College and Professional Sports... Indeed WOMEN IN MEDIA very necessary. Charlotte has been great to me in my Professional Career and College Experience. I am a PROUD GOLDEN BULL Johnson C Smith University. I always find the time without pause to REPRESENT Charlotte Positive, JCSU, Women In Media, Women In Sports. 1021 Magazine is a Full Featured Digital Magazine. We cover an ARRAY OF MOMENTS as a Lifestyles Magazine with Global Appeal. Credentialed to cover The President Of The United States, Credentialed for the DNC 2012 , Innaugural, Covering Major Award Shows, Celebrity Interviews, Social Issues, Education... I will always find the time along with THE EDITORS to cover CIAA and support CIAA. When The CIAA First Came to Charlotte under a different leadership they felt it was important for those of us who were a part of the CIAA who had gone on to do great things come back and support.
1021 Magazine... we will Support CIAA and we hope you do to. Enjoy the Tournament and Official Events. Thanks for LOCKING IN!
1021 Magazine Presented DAILY LIVE coverage of CIAA Basketball Tournament 2015 as we've always done since 2005. Make sure you lock in to our Official Blog The Bliss Report On WORDPRESS that will be viewable Tournament Week for DAILY COVERAGE along with our Social Networking Platforms: TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND PERISCOPE. The Interview With Commissioner McWilliams will be available again at CI ZONE RADIO 2016! We will announce the highlights on our Social Networkings and Blog. Thanks for LOCKING IN WITH US... Celebrating 14 Years Online... LIMITLESS AND TIMELESS. New Edition Coming... with the REVAMP Spring 2016!



CONGRATS TO THE 2015 CHAMPIONS!

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