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SwaggNation and Cloverdale Courts Presents The Stop The Violence Basketball Festival Saturday, August 11-12th, 2012

10 Aug


Join us this Saturdy and Sunday Aug 11th and 12th from 9am-9pm at Cloverdale Courts 2500 McCullough St. for the 1st Annual Stop the Violence Basketball Festival and School Supply Drive. Enjoy Baltimore Allstars, Twighlighters and New Edition Marching Bands, Basketball Games, Baltimore City Health Department Information, Baltimore City Fire Department Cares Mobile Safety Center, Voters Registration Booth, school supply give-a-ways and live entertainment. Saturday, August 11, 2012 the artists that are confirmed to perform are Terrell, Byonka Marie, Ms. Fan-C, Main Girl, Baltimore Son, Blizzard, Uncle Freeky, TT the Artist, AP, Colada and Bake, Guttaman, Jaydee, B-More Sell, Rico Reed, Lano, Huli Shallone, and Kid Fresh. Sunday, August 12, 2012 artists that are confirmed to perform are Loudmouth For Jesus, Da Fisherman, Rainbow Israel, Que White, Chamliss, Nicole Savage, Danny Sho Hawkins, Shelly and more. The All Star Basketball Game is slated to begin at 6pm sharp.

The Event will be hosted by Lil Black, Squirrel Wyde, Permiss, and Buck Jones with The Music Lab, DJ Angel Baby, Rodd Lee, KW Griff, Dj Wylout, DJ TNT and many more.

Presented by Swaggnation, Cloverdale Courts and The City of Baltimore with Permiss Worldwide, Pit Fights, New Hope Management and Eyes On Me Entertainment (EOME).

Vendor Space is still available and School Supplies are still being accepted. For More Information call Bridgette Johnson at 443-224-5859. For media credentials visit: http://singletonnewman.tumblr.com/PRbySingletonNewman. Media registration deadline is Friday, August 11, 2012 at 12am midnight.

Public Relations Provided By:
Singleton Newman
PR by Singleton Newman
New Hope Management Talent Consulting
P: 301-531-5422


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.












“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! 





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







Turn On Your Engines: Politic With Permiss at The Baltimore Grand Prix

31 Aug

Permiss poses with the Official Baltimore Grand Prix Flag Girls

Singleton and Permiss with the Baltimore Grand Prix Flag Girls

Map of the Track

The Baltimore Grand Prix is officially going down this week from September 2nd-September 4th in Baltimore. This will be the 1st event of its kind in the city. Alot of controversy about whether it was a good choice to have the Grand Prix here because of the amount of expenses being spent but our wonderful Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has ensured constituents and residents that this is nothing but a good way to bring attention to our great city and increase tourism. Well…..some are skeptical but my Politic With Permiss spys say that downtown Baltimore is looking like a busy week in Time Square in New York. Looks like Mayor Rawlings-Blake may be right.  What is even cooler is that General Colin Powell is said to be the Grand Marshall of this event. The official website www.baltimoregrandprix.com is your official spot for all information for this event. You can catch Politic With Permiss down on the tracks and in the stands.  We dont know who will take the big trophy at the end but if we were gambling people Dancing With the Stars Alum, Helio Castroneves has just as good of a chance as the other drivers.  We will be cheering for everyone! Check back with  us here at www.PoliticWithPermissOnline.com for the official race coverage!!!

Buy Tickets 

Race Schedule 

The Drivers

Traffic Info

Baltimore Grand Prix Fan Guide

Baltimore Grand Prix Parties:

DJuanDHov /E4GP Presents Baltimore Grand Prix After Party- Friday, September 2nd- Edens Lounge 

DJ TNT’s Baltimroe Grand Prix Party- Saturday, September 3rd – All Nations Lounge 

More Grand Prix Parties


Official Grand Prix Party Zone 

Official Grand Prix Family Zone 

Official Grand Prix Interactive Racing Zone

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

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.



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.


iVote Maryland will Be In the Building



  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.”