On Air Forum: Police Brutality On WOLB 1010AM – Larry Young Morning Show

14 Nov

WOLB 1010 AM Radio Vet, Larry Young is no stranger to raising the issues that need to be heard in our community. The recent celebrant of his show’s 15 year anniversary will be holding one of its show’s most heated topics in an on air discussion, Thursday, November 17th from 8am-10am on WOLB 1010 AM. The topic: Police Brutality! Special Guests and Callers Will be able to go head to head and voice to voice on this how police brutality has personally affected their views of law enforcement, the justice system

and the community. There is even a possibility members of law enforcement may chime in. Guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of those listening, let this be an opportunity to express opinions but not hurt or condemn ….this is a time for SOLUTIONS!  Tune in Thursday morning 8am-10am with Larry Young on WOLB 1010 AM (Radio One Baltimore) for the discussion.













Politic With Permiss Wins Best Baltimore Media At 5th Annual Baltimore Crown Awards

7 Nov

Permiss and Singleton of Politic With Permiss Take Home the award for Best Baltimore Media for 2nd Year in a Row at the 5th Annual Baltimore Crown Underground Music Awards.

Thank you to all of our supporters, listeners and friends. We are thankful!

Sincerely Yours,

Permiss and Singleton

View the Winners List of The 2011 Baltimore Crown Here: Read On

Breast Cancer Awareness Event: Hip Hop In Pink An Absolute Success!

28 Oct

Radio Personality and Blogger for MERDJ.com Civ Jones was successful in putting on one of the most successful events for Breast Cancer Awarness Month with Hip Hop In Pink. Politic With Permiss was in the building to ring in the festivities with some of the Who’s Who of the Baltimore social scene.

Raising several hundred dollars for non profit breast cancer awarness organization Blink Pink, Hip Hop In Pink included musical performances by the likes of Carmen Camren, Si-Notes, Ashley Moore, Tiara Laniece, TT The Artist, and rock band Mzery Loves Company. As well as a live MC cypher with Jhene Tha Realer, Elle S, Tufflon Donna and Voice.

Hip Hop In Pink 2011 was also in conjunction with Eric Stewart’s Women of Power Organization. Women of Power is a collection of women that have outstanding accomplishments in various communities and industries. During the evening’s event, Women of Power inducted three new members as apart of its weekly happy hour. Each member had some sort of tie to breast cancer as a advocate of awarnessand or as a survivor themselves. Media outlets such as Street Smart Magazine, HipHopFoundry.com, HipHopCleopatra.com, The Talk Lounge with Kanika, EricaVain.com,  LPF Media, and Radio One’s 92Q Jams were all in attendance.

Check out more pictures of Politic With Permiss co-host, Singleton at Hip Hop In Pink 2011.

To Learn More about Hip Hop In Pink visit www.Merdj.com.

Politic With Permiss Receives Best Baltimore Media Nomination at the 5th Annual Baltimore Crown Awards

28 Oct

Awesome News! Politic With Permiss was nominated again for Best Media Outlet for the 5th Annual 2011 Baltimore Crown Awards. This is the second nomination for our radio show! We were fortunate to share the Best Media Outlet Award last year with AllBmoreHipHop.com.  The Politic With Permiss team is thrilled and thanks everyone that voted for us and our WOLB 1010 AM family.

Not only did Politic With Permiss receive a nomination, but host Permiss will be honored as a Special Appreciation awardee for being an advocate of the Baltimore Scene. Permiss will be honored with Carrie Caruso, Ank (88.9 FM), and Chinyer (Baltimore Scene).

Congratulations to all of those recognized this year!

A Preliminary List of Nominees are Listed Here: http://on.fb.me/tmBv7u


The Baltimore Scene celebrates the artistic community of Baltimore for our 5th Year.. Awards are presented by representitives of Bmore’s media, past winners of Baltimore Legend Awards, Advocates of the underground scene, and Baltimore Honorees from all facets of the scene including: The Baltimore Hip Hop Council, “The Baltimore Scene”, I am Hip Hop blog, Midatlantic Battle Association, India Planet.com, Blow Season DVD, Tayland Promotions, The Baltimore Beat Academy, Bmore Unique, “I am Baltimore Hip Hop” Movement, Sonny Brown, Comp,  Albmorehiphop.com, Slangston Hughes, Wisdom Court, Entertainment, Strictly Hip Hop 88.9, Buck Jones, Dirt Platoon, A Class Comp, and other Representives of The Baltimore Poetry, Hip Hop, Dance, and Comedy Scene with guest performances by Dramatic Dance Group and Sankofa Dance Company., and some of the best of Baltimore Artistic Community..with unity Bmore cipher and more. Doors open 7pm.  $10 Admission price at the door or $8 with online ticket, please bring id. Open to audience members 18 and over.

Purchase Tickets: The 5th Annual Baltimore Crown Awards – Eventbrite

“I Support Baltimore Hip Hop” – The Billboard Is Up!

26 Oct

On the corner of Saratoga and Gay Streets, the effort and hard work of the hip hop artistic community is seen clear as day. There stands the Baltimore Hip Hop Council’s billboard which states “I Support Baltimore Hip Hop.” This is a victory for the Baltimore music community especially those that support the hip hop. The Billboard posted by Clear Channel Outdoors will be seen by millions and its purpose is to draw attention to the hip hop scene in Baltimore City and to its positive initiatives.

The Baltimore Hip Hop Council is 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 was founded by Kevin Ogun Beasley.

To contact the Baltimore Hip Hop Council and to learn more about its initiatives visit http://thebaltimorehiphopcouncil.com/ 


Politic With Permiss is a Proud Supporter of The Baltimore Hip Hop Council! 





Congratulations to Larry Young on 15 Years In Radio!

26 Oct

For information about the LYMS 15th Annivesary Events Visit: www.wolbbaltimore.com 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Celebrate Life with Hip Hop in Pink 2011

14 Oct

MERDJ.com in conjunction with E Media’s Women of Power Networking Happy Hour will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Hip Hop in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention showcase. The event will be held at one of Baltimore’s premiere, nightlife venues, Eden’s Lounge, 15 W. Eager Street Baltimore, MD on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6pm-12am. The event will be hosted by Magic 95.9’s Civ Jones and music powered by 92Q Rap Attack’s Angel Baby featuring performances by: Carmen Cameron, Si-Notes, Ashley Moore, Tiara LaNiece, TT the Artist, Mzery Loves Company and exclusive all female Hip Hop cypher.

Hip Hop in Pink is an event that raises awareness and donations for organizations that promote breast care health. The movement was founded on the memories of family members and friends who have either been diagnosed or succumbed to the disease of breast cancer. Not wanting anymore premature deaths or diagnosis’s, the event promotes the principles of awareness and prevention by using Hip Hop culture as its vehicle.

Door price for this event is a $10.00 donation fee. Proceeds made from the event will be donated to the Tigerlily Foundation that aims to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on services that support young women (15-40 years old), before, during and after breast cancer detection.

The event is geared towards the 21-40 year old demographic because learning about breast care health, and benefits of early detection at this age, can save lives. By teaching young people to be healthy and aware of their bodies, they are more likely to follow the recommendations regarding clinical exams, mammograms and regular doctor check-ups. Knowing the facts, taking action and early detection are the single most important factors in surviving a breast cancer diagnosis.

Media interested in covering the event, and those interested in donating women-friendly items for inclusion in our Hip Hop in Pink gift bags can email Singleton Newman at politicwithpermiss[at]gmail. com or Civ Jones at merdjmediagroup[at]gmail. com. 

Hip Hop In Pink is brought to you by MERDJ.com, E Media, Moody Creations, Women of Power,  New Hope Management and Politic With Permiss.

Visit http://merdj.com for additional information.

Incumbent Mayor Stepahnie Rawlings-Blake Wins Baltimore City Mayoral Primary Election

14 Sep

Congratulations to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The incumbent as of 10pm EST on Tuesday, September 13th had a 52% lead over 5 other contenders for office including Senator Catherine Pugh, Otis Rolley, Jody Landers, and Wilton Wilson.

Here are the results courtesy of WBAL Live Feed:

10:20 pm numbers
Mayor Baltimore City Dem – Primary
170 of 290 precincts – 59 percent
x-Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (i) 22,088 – 52 percent
Catherine Pugh 10,991 – 26 percent
Otis Rolley 5,159 – 12 percent
Joseph Landers 2,607 – 6 percent
Frank Conaway 1,207 – 3 percent
Wilton Wilson 144 – 0 percent

According to the Baltimore Sun Twitter Page, as the day went on low numbers of eligible voters were attending the polls, insenuating that the voting numbers for this election were very low ( the twitter page of the Baltimore Sun says that only 7% of eligible voters in Baltimore City voted) a.k.a people in Baltimore did NOT come out and vote….disappointing!

Source: WBAL TV

Express Your Voice, Vote Your Choice: The Baltimore Mayoral Election 2011- Super Tuesday!

12 Sep

The Candidate Wrap Up! 



Tuesday, September 13th is the most important day for Baltimore. Incumbent Stephanie Rawlings Blake as well as the other mayoral candidates will be waiting to hear the electoral votes from Baltimore city residents to decide if she will stay  as Mayor or the city will have a brand new mayor in office. Candidate Forums, Celebrity and Political Endorsements, Rallies and More Newsworthy Happenings  has been going on for the past few months but tomorrow is where it counts. Take a moment to click the links and learn a little about the candidates before hitting the polls Tuesday, September 13th! Happy Voting!!!!

Find Your Closest Polling Place

Polls by District 

Learn More About The Candidates…

Frank Conaway, Sr.
Frank M. Conaway Sr. is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011. Mr. Conaway, 78, is from Baltimore and currently serves as the elected clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Mr. Conaway represented Baltimore City in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1971 to 1975 and 1979 to 1983. He is an insurance company executive, an educator and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Conaway, who is married with two children, graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in political science and history.
Fun Facts
First Job: Selling the New American and AFRO newspapers
First Car: 1951 Chevrolet Impala
Favorite Food: Broiled Steak
Favorite Movie: Clint Eastwood Westerns
Favorite Place In Baltimore: Velleggia’s Restaurant


Catherine E. Pugh is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011. Ms. Pugh, a native of the Philadelphia area, represents northwest Baltimore’s 40th District in the Maryland State Senate and is president and CEO of C.E. Pugh and Co., a public relations consulting firm.
In the mid 1970s, Ms. Pugh founded Baltimore’s first African-American business newspaper, The African American News, and she has served as an independent editor for The Baltimore Sun from 1986 to 1992.
Ms. Pugh, 61, has also served as dean and director for Strayer Business College in Baltimore. She returned to Philadelphia in 1994 to work at WTGW-TV to host “Another View,” a weekly public affairs program.
Ms. Pugh earned an MBA from Morgan State University.

Fun Facts
First Job: Banker
First Car: Datsun B210
Favorite Food: Salmon
Favorite Movie: “The Godfather” series
Favorite Place In Baltimore: Toss up between Baltimore’s parks or the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Walters Art Museum


Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011. She is currently serving the remainder of a term vacated by the resignation of Mayor Sheila Dixon in 2010.
A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Mrs. Rawlings-Blake has served represented the 4th and 6th Districts and as vice president and president of the Baltimore City Council, during which time she served on the Budget and Appropriations and Judiciary and Legislative Investigations committees and the Public Safety Subcommittee. She also served with the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender and the Legal Aid Bureau.
Mrs. Rawlings-Blake, 41, is married, and the couple have a daughter.

Fun Facts
First Job: Puppeteer at the Harborplace
First Car: Volkswagen Beetle
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Favorite Place In Baltimore: The Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore


Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011. Mr. Landers, 53, is from Baltimore and has recently served as executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS ®.
Mr. Landers was elected to represent northeast Baltimore on the Baltimore City Council from 1983 to 1991, during which time he had served as chairman of the Legislative Investigations Committee, and as a member of the Budget and Taxation Finance Committee and Education Committee.
Mr. Landers has served on several community organizations, including the HARBEL Community Organization, the Maryland Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and PACT, Fiscal Affairs City Council President’s Office, Live Baltimore Home Center, Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Taxes and Fees.
A resident of the city’s Lauraville neighborhood, Mr. Landers is married with three adult children and a grandchild. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University.

Fun Facts
First Job: Newspaper delivery at age 12
First Car: 1965 Volkswagen Beetle
Favorite Food: Crabcake and Beer
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz
Favorite Place In Baltimore: Peabody Library


Otis Rolley III is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011. Mr. Rolley is perhaps most recently known in public office after having served as the city’s director of planning and as chief of staff for former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who resigned in 2010.
Mr. Rolley, 37, has served with various organizations that include the Empower Baltimore Management Corp., the Business Development Office, the Housing Commission, the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, and Urban Policy Development.
A married father of two daughters and a son, Mr. Rolley earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Africana Studies from Rutgers College, and a Masters in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Fun Facts
First Job: Non-foods clerk at Pathmark supermarket
First Car: Pontiac Firebird
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Movie: Antoine Fisher
Favorite Place In Baltimore: Druid Hill Park


Wilton Wilson is a Democratic candidate for Baltimore mayor in 2011.
Mr. Wilson, 45, is a native of Jamaica and is an accountant, nurse, and family nurse practitioner. He has earned a Master of Nursing from Bowie State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. He is single.

Fun Facts
First Job: Security guard
First Car: Honda Accord
Favorite Food: Curry chicken
Favorite Movie: JFK
Favorite Place In Baltimore: National Aquarium in Baltimore







Baltimore Entertainment Company Pays Tribute To Hip Hop Icon 2Pac

9 Sep


Wisdom Court Entertainment Presents…..

Hip Hop Icons: The New Tribute Series

15 Year Anniversary of His Passing

September 18th, 2011
Doors Open at 6pm
Club Reality 2625 Washington Blvd Baltimore, MD 21230-1408
Advance Tickets $10 More At The Door

Performing Live
Billy Lyve
Skarr Akbar
Eze Jackson of Soul Cannon 
Lord Baltimore
Dirt & Bank
Baltimore Son
Rona Baltimore
Penthouse Music 
Special Guest Speakers 
Live Music Provided By: The Bangladesh Project

More Info Call: 443-789-7223

Special Thanks To: 
Sonika Imaging, I Am Hip Hop, Beat Bangerz TV, MERDJ, Keystone Productions
 Baltimore Paparazzi, Politic With Permiss
Why This Event?

Tupac fans will get a chance to hear some of the late rapper’snew music. His new album, Makaveli 2012 Killuminati, drops on September 13th. There will be a single released every weekday leading up to the official September 13th release date. This will total up to 7 songs in honor of the 7 Day Theory.

It will feature lost interviews, unheard and remixed vocals fromTupac and some of the industry greats such as Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Big Pun, The Dogg Pound, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Outlawz and more.  This will be available exclusively through this site.

Credit Source To: http://www.swagggirlicious.com

Politic With Permiss co-host Singleton Newman will be a speaking presenter at The Hip Hop Icon Tribute Series for Tupac Shakur. She is honored and thrilled and is asking all Tupac Shakur fans and hip hop lovers to attend this awesome tribute presented by Politic With Permiss partners Wisdom Court Entertainment. Fans and P.W.P listeners can watch Singleton blog live with comments and pictures via her personal entertainment and lifestyle blog, Singleton Is My First Name the night of the event. Don’t Miss This Event!