Archive | June, 2011

iVote Maryland: Information Everyone Needs to Know! (Read Now!)

26 Jun


INFORMATION EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW!!!!

REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!

REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES!

  •     Your local board of elections;
  •     The State Board of Elections;
  •     The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
  •     The Department of Social Services;
  •     The Motor Vehicle Administration;
  •     Offices on Aging;
  •     The MTA Paratransit Certification Office;
  •     All public institutions of higher education;
  •     Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  •     Marriage License offices; and
  •     Offices for students with disabilities at all Maryland colleges and universities.

ELECTION DATES

Baltimore Primary Election September 13, 2011
Baltimore General Election November 8, 2011
Presidential General Election November 6, 2012

http://elections.state.md.us/

YOU CAN VOTE EARLY

Who can vote early?

Any registered voter who is qualified for that election can vote during early voting.

When can I vote early?
2011 Baltimore City Elections

Primary Election – Thursday, September 1, 2011 through Saturday, September 3, 2011 and Tuesday, September 6, 2011 through Thursday, September 8, 2011.
General Election – Friday, October 28, 2011, Saturday, October 29, 2011 and Monday, October 31, 2011 through Thursday, November 3, 2011.

2012 Presidential Elections

Primary Election – Saturday, March 24, 2012 through Thursday, March 29, 2012.
General Election – Saturday, October 27, 2012 through Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting except on Sundays, early voting centers will be open 12pm to 6pm.

FOR MORE VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
http://elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/index.html


VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION
http://elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/documents/2010%20English%20Internet%20VRA%20final.pdf

Follow @iVoteMaryland on Twitter

The Block Is Hot: Baltimore City Youth Commission Throws Summer Block Party Concert Tour for Youth!

26 Jun

This year, the Baltimore City Youth Commission in conjunction with Task  Force Marketing & Media Group, LLc efforts are to engage youth, Baltimore City, and community-based agencies with the kick off of the 2011 Summer Block Party Series, starring recording artist: BOSSMAN, CADDY DA DON, SMASH, SHIRE’, BALTIMORE RAY, LANO, “Q”, Special Guest Performances by: FUSEDMV, O’LORD, SMALLZ (Winner of 92Q Six Flags Talent), SKI-MONEY, FULL PROOF and more to be announced. Members of the Baltimore City Youth Commission will partner with Taskforce Marketing & Media Group on the Youth B’More Initiative.

The Baltimore City Youth Commission aims to support, children, youth, and their families. Task Force Marketing and New Media Group’s CEO, Frank Johnson (who will oversee the entertainment) has over twenty years of executive standing in the music industry working under mentor Kevin Liles as well as an extraordinary knack for organizing talent and activities for the youth that creates an environment that breeds peace, love, unity and having fun. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Youth Bmore Initiative encourages leveraging these partnerships, which ultimately put together free block parties and productive activities for all children and families in the community. Summer Block Parties are scheduled for the following dates and areas:
June 30, 2011 (*Special Birthday Celebration for CADDY DA DON)
Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center
3600 W. Mulberry Street
Baltimore, MD 21229
July 8, 2011 (*filming Bossman for http://www.ALLHIPHOP.com Reality Show)
CHM 1900 E. 32ndStreet,
Baltimore, MD 21213
July 21, 2011
Perkins Public Housing
1411 Gough St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
July 29,2011
C.C. Jackson
4910 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

 

August 5, 2011
Central Rosemont Recreation Center
2621 Winchester Street, Baltimore, MD 21216

 

August 11, 2011
Gilmore Public Housing Complex
1640 Balmor Court Baltimore, MD 21217

 

August 18, 2011
Westport Public Housing Complex
2401 Nevada Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-3012
August 25, 2011
Patapsco Recreation Center
844 Roundview Road
Baltimore, MD 21225-1433

For More information visit: http://www.taskforcemarketing.com

A NEW ERA FOR FASHION IN MARYLAND: FASHION AWARDS MD COMING 2012

25 Jun

 

For the first time, Maryland’s fashion industry will embark on a unique journey of sight and sound: The Fashion Awards of MD. Just announced this week, the buzz and excitement about the event can already be felt.

“I am beyond thrilled”, said the founder and producer, Lana Rae.  “To have been in this industry for so long, I’ve come across countless talent in all areas of fashion in our region. I think it’s well overdue that we have an event such as this that celebrates each other in an exciting way.  The Fashion Awards of MD is about inspiring others, and being inspired.  We are looking to highlight not only the industry’s best, but also the emerging talent who are the future of fashion.”

The Fashion Awards of MD will command audience participation. The general public will be asked to nominate their Maryland favorites in dozens of categories ranging from the best male and female model, fashion designer, makeup artist, photographer, clothing boutique, hair stylist, clothing stylist, fashion reporter and more.  The top nominees will move on to the final round, giving the public another opportunity to vote for their favorites.  In addition, a panel of diverse industry experts and guest judges will also put their talents to work, delivering a portion of the final scores.

The awards will take place in spring 2012, a date and location is yet to be announced.  Anyone interested in securing media interviews; volunteer opportunities or sponsorship information should contact Info@FashionAwardsMD.com or call 443-604-8464. For more information and to join the FAMD email list, visitwww.FashionAwardsMD.com

The Baltimore Hip Hop Council — Notes From The Town Hall Meeting

23 Jun

On Monday, June 20th at Baltimore hip hop spot, 5 Seasons, was the first townhall of the Baltimore Hip Hop Council, an initiative by Baltimore MC and community Leader, Ogun (real name: Kevin Beasley).

The mission of the BHHC is as follows:

A unified collective of independent musicians, writers, producers, promoters, and artists committed to community development through community based events, seminars, fundraisers, charity, scholarships, education and entertainment.

The night started off with a open meet and greet and then jumped right into a introduction in which Ogun explained simply and clearly what the BHHC is and what it intends to do both on the non-profit ( the council doesnt have official status as of press time) and on the entertainment side.

He went on to emphasize that the plans spoken of were “Long Term” and that he was trust worthy enough to carry out this plan.

Here is an outline of what the BHHC has in store:

Entertainment side:

  • 2 Billboards courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoors (packets were provided)
  • Monthly WorldstarHipHop.com Postings of Bmore Exposure Web Series sponsored By BHCC which will feature 5 Artists/Labels
  • Bulk Radio Ads on Major Urban Baltimore Station 92Q

Outreach side:

  • Focus on Mentorship (School or Prison Program), Violence Prevention, Workshops and Seminars, Various Community Service initiatives such as Holiday collection drives, School Supplies, etc.
  • Scholarship Fund

Once the introduction of what the BHHC will pursue was over, questions and feedback were provided by the audience and then Mr. Linzy Jackson of the Baltimore Youth Commission spoke as representative from the Mayors Office. Mr. Jackson presented Ogun with a citation of recognition from the Mayor’s Office for the BHHC which is the council’s first major co-sign.

Entertainment Business Leader and Owner of Task Force Marketing, Frank Johnson gave an informative statement pinned toward the artists in the room. He even offered an open invite for artists to submit to be booked for his upcoming Block Party Tour sponsored by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (who surprisingly according to Linzy Jackson is a hip hop supporter… o_0 ) . Others came to offer support and suggestions on how the Baltimore Hip Hop Council can thrive and move forward.

What the BHCC is asking You to do:

Support and Give. Help fund the Billboards by giving $40 to the BHHC (contributors will receive a receipt for your records) . The $40 will go towards the production and placement fee of the billboards.

OR

Support and Give anything you have including Time and Resources or Business Connections!

As the town hall came to a close it was a positive vibe in the air but a bit of uncertainty as to how such a wonderful idea and initiative can really make it. Just like everything in this town, some will participate but some may watch and see.

To give your $40 dollar donation of the Billboards or if you just need info, email thebaltimorehiphopcouncil@gmail.com.

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Politic With Permiss is a supporter of The Baltimore Hip Hop Council

 

 

Politic With Permiss Will Return August 4th!

22 Jun

Hey Listeners!

We decided to take a summer break and we will be back on Live o Air 1st Week of August with brand new topics, interviews & exclusives. Although we wont be broadcasting live on air, we will still be around town and online. If you are business owner, make sure you take a peek at our Advertise Here page to see how you can be one of our sponsors and get great advertising to increase your business. You can also catch us on red carpets and at any events: if you want us to cover your event then feel free to hit us up here. Also, Politic With Permiss Online will still be poppin’ with the hottest in current local and national news, so if you have something newsworthy to submit, you can do so by hitting us here.

Before long we will be back on air! So stay tuned for the 1st Week of August when Politic With Permiss will be back on and Live at  WOLB 1010 AM, Thursdays at 5pm….Where Information Is Power!

Peace,
Permiss & Singleton

@Permiss | @SingletonNewman

Permiss Named One of DMVLife.com’s Power Playas!

15 Jun

Congratulations to Permiss on being named one of DMVLife.com’s Power Playas. The Power Playas are a list of the most influencial bosses of the entertainment scene in the DC, MD and VA area. Others listed include radio personalities Bigg Tigger (WPGC 95.5), Jeannie Jones ( WKYS 93.9), DJs QuickSilva & Funk Regulata Celo, promoters- business owners such as Dre All Day In the Paint (PT Ent) , Brother Maniac (founder of the DMV Awards), Sherrella La Bella (Honeycomb Set)  and Kenny Burns (formerly of Rocafella Records, Studio 43) just to name a few. Permiss is amoungst great company on the list which includes many more awesome players. Go to the Permiss Power Playa Page:  http://dmvlife.com/permiss.html. To see the full list……Click Here!

Baltimore Entertainment Venue Club Reality is Back In Business!!!

15 Jun

After being briefly closed due to legal issues, one of Baltimore’s favorite venues is back open. Congrats to the Staff and Patrons and Club Reality….Welcome Back.

Take a Peek at their New Promo Commercial

A Change Gonna Come: How the Youth and Hip Hop Can Positively Change The World

14 Jun

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FEATURED GUESTS

BRO. FARAJII MUHAMMAD , COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

 BILLY LYVE, HIP HOP ARTIST (WISDOM COURT ENT)

OGUN, HIP HOP ARTIST & CHAIRMAN OF BALTIMORE HIP HOP COUNCIL

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MONDAY, JUNE 20TH 2011

7PM

THE BALTIMORE HIP HOP COUNCIL WILL HOLD A FORMAL TOWN HALL MEETING

5 SEASONS LOCATED AT 830 GUILFORD AVE. BALTIMORE MD 21202.

WE CORDIALLY INVITE ALL:

ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, POETS, PROMOTERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE BALTIMORE HIP HOP SCENE

TO A FORMAL DISCUSSION AND PLAN OF ACTION

FOR BALTIMORE HIP HOP.
FOR MORE INFO: THEBALTIMOREHIPHOPCOUNCIL@GMAIL.COM

The Mission:

A unified collective of independent musicians, writers, producers and artists committed to community development through community based events, seminars, fundraisers, charity, scholarships, education, and entertainment.

The Baltimore Hip Hop Council is Supported By:

ALSO,

CELEBRATE WITH US THE RELEASE OF BILLY LYVE’S NEW ALBUM “SLEEP WHEN IM DEAD” OUT FRIDAY JUNE 17TH

TUNE IN TO WOLB 1010 AM AT 5PM

LISTEN LIVE BY CLICKING THE LIVE ON AIR TAB OR VISIT WOLBBALTIMORE.COM

COMMENT LIVE 410-481-1010

Meet The Candidates! Baltimore City Mayoral Forums- June 2011

14 Jun

Political Candidates Forum

Co-Sponsored by the Baltimore City Branch, NAACP and the Greater Baltimore Urban League

 Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  Time: 6 p.m.  

Location: Coppin University  Physical Education Complex  2523 Gwynn Falls Parkway  Baltimore Maryland 21216

 For more information call the Urban League at 410-523-8150.

       

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The People’s Platform presents The 2011 Baltimore Mayoral Forum, Pt. II … featuring the Candidates and YOU! **TAKING questions from the community!

Monday, June 27, 2011

6:30 – 8:30 pm

The Lord’s Church
5010 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Panelists: Marsha Reeves-Jews, Media Personality
Stephen Janis, Investigative VOICE
Charles Robinson, MPT & Regional Dir., NABJ

FMI, please call 443.858.2684.

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iVote Maryland will Be In the Building

http://www.facebook.com/ivote.maryland

http://twitter.com/iVoteMaryland

  OUR MISSION: iVote Maryland is a non-partisan movement to educate and empower, young adults to exercise their right to vote; through the vehicles of activism, technology, and entertainment. iVote Maryland strives to bridge the gap between disenfranchised young adults and public officials. It is imperative that we all understand that voting is a necessity not a privilege! Voting allows us to help create the laws as well as elect public officials. Our goal is to create a path for young adults to use their voices and actions to be united in our mission to promote voting. Our slogan: “Express your voice; vote your choice.” 

EXPRESS YOUR VOICE, VOTE YOUR CHOICE!

Current News: Gabrielle Giffords Releases Photos on Facebook

12 Jun

 

Two photos of a smiling Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona were released Sunday by her office, her hair short but few other telling signs of the gunshot wound to the her head.

The photos, which appeared on her Facebook page, were taken May 17 outside her Houston hospital, and are the first clear snapshots of Ms. Giffords since the shooting five months ago during a constituent meet-and-greet in a Safeway parking lot in Tucson.

The photos showed how far she has come since she was wounded in the left side of her forehead, but her spokeswoman, Pia Carusone, has cautioned that Ms. Giffords still has a long way to go.

They show Ms. Giffords outside, the greenery of the hospital lawn in the background. She smiled directly into the camera in one, while in the other she smiled downward as she sat next to her mother, Gloria Giffords.

Ms. Giffords has been in a Houston rehabilitation facility since two weeks after the Jan. 8 shooting. Six people were killed and 13 were injured, including Ms. Giffords.

Ms. Carusone said Friday that Giffords could be released sometime this month.

She said doctors and family are considering “many factors” while making the decision to release Ms. Giffords from TIRR Memorial Hermann, the hospital where she has been undergoing daily rehabilitation.

“We’re looking at before the end of the month. We’re looking at early July,” Ms. Carusone said. “We don’t have a date.”

But in an interview with The Arizona Republic published Thursday, Ms. Carusone made clear that Ms. Giffords remains a shadow of her former self as she has difficulty stringing together sentences and relies heavily on gestures and facial expressions to communicate. She also faces some difficulty in expressing bigger, more complex thoughts, Ms. Carusone said.

“She is borrowing upon other ways of communicating. Her words are back more and more now, but she’s still using facial expressions as a way to express. Pointing. Gesturing,” Ms. Carusone said.

While Ms. Giffords’ release from the hospital would mark an important step in her recovery, she still must undergo months of outpatient rehabilitation that will include speech, occupational and physical therapy.

Since the shooting, the only time the public has gotten a glimpse of Ms. Giffords was April 27 as she boarded a plane to Florida to watch her astronaut husband Mark Kelly go into space. The grainy footage, taken from afar, showed Giffords slowly but purposefully walk up the airplane’s stairs.

The newly released photos, shot by a Tucson photographer P.K. Weis just before surgery on her skull, provide a much clearer image.

Last month as Kelly was orbiting Earth, doctors repaired Giffords’ skull, finally freeing her from a cumbersome protective helmet that her staff members say she hated.

Jared Lee Loughner, 22, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the shooting and is being held at a Missouri facility. A judge declared him incompetent to stand trial, but prosecutors hope his competency can be restored so he can answer for the charges.

(SOURCE)- NY Times by Associated Press

Politic With Permiss is excited to hear of the good recovery of Representative Giffords and continues to pray for her and her family. Miracles happen!