The B Side With Civ Jones

It started of a as a symbol of unity and sign to black soldiers during the Vietnam war that they had each others back. LaMont Hamilton  a photographer and visual artist from Chicago began a series of photographs called Five on the Black Hand Side that traces the origins of the black handshake known as the dap. Historically, […]

The multi-talented singer who hails from Richmond, VA has just released visuals for his latest single “I Got It Babe”.  Chris Scholar’s music makes you reminisce to the good ole R&B days when it was authentic (you know what I’m talking about). Anyways follow his movement at Chris Scholar  and keep your ears in tune […]

I got a chance to attend the Third Female Hip Hop Awards media event that took place on Saturday, September 13th at the Warner Theater in Los Angeles, CA. While on the Red Carpet I got to talk to honoree’s Michel’le, Charli Baltimore and performer Joseline Hernandez about what “Hip Hop has taught them”. Adina […]

When Nas made the song “Where Are They Now” his tribute song for the legends in the rap game, he named dropped Oaktown 357, the dance/rap group that was once background dancers for M.C Hammer. Known for their powerful dance moves, a symmetrical haircuts and biker shorts Terrible T. and Sweet L.D are back it […]

If my predictions are correct than the rest of 2014 and 2015 will be the reign of the Femcee. With the debut of Sister Hood of Hip Hop, Remy being released and the success of Nikki and Iggy, women are once again becoming power players in the Hip Hop industry.  One person who agrees with […]

Bill Bellamy is in town this weekend at the Baltimore Comedy Factory. He stopped by the Magic 95.9 studios to talk to Tim and Civ. While there he talked about  being shirtless in a Tyler Perry film, Shaq being his cousin, Dave Chappelle being so ripped that he didn’t recognize him and so much more. […]

  Christopher Brown Law Passes  Christopher’s Law Finally Passed This Year in Maryland General Assembly and now it’s awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. The bill was is name after Christopher Brown a […]

Love, art and good music are some of my favorite things. I experienced all three at the Baltimore Love Project fundraiser in Fells Point. The Love + Art event held at the Broom Corn Building this past Tuesday, was presented by, Ciroc Vodka and Sonje’ Productions. The Baltimore Love Project organization uses themed murals to spread […]

Black buying power is projected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015.  However many of us will only be consumer instead of producers of these goods according to  The State of the African-American Consumer Report. The spending habits within the Black community has much power and can change and improve the conditions of Black communities. Here are some interesting findings: With […]

  I wish I had a doll that looked like this when I was growing up. Now our next generation can because Natural Girls United seen a need for more ethnic looking barbie dolls and created it. On her site she offers already made and custom designed black dolls of varied shades of brown with different […]