Wednesday, December 31, 2008

08 Rap Up , 09 Divine Destination

08 was a very quiet year. Pretty much took things easy no new projects basically a time to relax, reflect, and enjoy family and friends. There were some interesting things that occur.

I met my boyfriend and soon to be more (details on that coming in the near future)Became an on air personality for Baltimore's 92Q,Taught some kids film production over the summer, Visited family, went back to school and move out my parents house.

Produce my first and last fashion shows for the girls I mentor at New Era Academy.





Priscilla and I waited to we got all way to Miami to start bugging out.




Afterwards Buzi, Prissy and I party like we lost our minds and I got served
(inside joke)







I really enjoyed my year of relaxing, reflecting, enjoying family and friends but now 09 is here and it's time to get back into action.

2009 Location:Divine Destination

Health- LOOSE 20-30 pounds by running Tues, Thurs and Sunday and joining some type of group exercise; Pilate's , Defense training and Yoga.
Transition into organic eating, eat more fruits, vegetables, fish, lay off of the sugar, sweet cakes and meats.

Relationship- getting ready for that next step with my significant.

Wealth- Continue to pay of bills and student loans. Come up with new business ideas to get money. Purchase electronics that I need to build my media power house. Also fill out for scholarships and find ways to go to college for free.

Education- Continue to go school

Job- Look for a new one that fits my needs and start to build my own buisness.

Goals- Start my new documentary “Shake Off the movement” a film about Baltimore Club dances. Start my radio show “Politickin with Civil Jones”. Continue to update my blog and transition it into a Global Media outlet.

This year is all about health, wealth and working towards setting up my future; so my family and I can live comfortably, happy, blessed and surrounded by peace.
Last but certainly not least get my beautiful black ass back in church.


Civ

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sex, Cameras and Hip Hop?

I was searching the net and I came across this video of video chicks interviewing Rappers on various sex issues.



How the hell did we as women allowed ourselves to become nothing but ass and titties in the Hip Hop industry. (Did I miss something)

Is sex in hip hop played out?

I wonder how many Std's are running rampant in the Hip Hop industry. I know somebody ass is burning.



Civ

The Real Avon Barksdale

After I got done watching this video, I couldn't help but to fill chills coming over my body. I always heard of the Wire being about real people but got damn I didn't realize that some of these stories happened right down the street from me.It's kind hard to believe that this could be true but it is and The Legends of the Unwired proves that.




THE HBO SERIES THE WIRE WAS BASED ON THE LIVES, OF REAL GANGSTAS FROM BALTIMORE CITY. LEGENDS OF THE UNWIRED, IS THE FIRST FILM TO EXPOSE THE REAL LIVES, OF THE REAL PEOPLE, THAT THE CHARACTERS OF THE WIRE IS BASED UPON. IN THIS DVD, THE REAL AVON "BODIE" BARKSDALE, TELLS ALL TO HIS ON SCREEN CHARACTER- WOOD HARRIS. BODIE REVEALS THE UNCENSORED TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS, SEX, VIOLENCE AND DEATH. LEGENDS OF THE UNWIRED IS COMING THIS SUMMER.
Taken from http://www.baltimorechronicles.com/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Is Homosexuality the new Black?

I do a segment on the Larry Young Morning show here in Baltimore every Wednesday from 9am -10am entitled Shero's.Basically it four very intelligent women Enfette, Lady B, Jay, and my self giving you our opinions on Politics, Entertainment, Religion from the black women perspective.
It is very entertaining and today topic was "Is Homosexuality the New Black? Below is the show. Enjoy and don't forget to leave you opinions on this issue

Civ

click the link to listen

Part 1 http://www.box.net/shared/0g62gneujj

Part 2 http://www.box.net/shared/8dsdo9dta9

Part 3 http://www.box.net/shared/4yvlsafu56

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Trailer for Soul Man



Check out the Official Trailer of Soul Men, starring the late great Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is about, two remaining members of the popular ’70s soul band, The Real Deal, that take a road trip to the Apollo Theater for a musical tribute to their recently deceased front man. Issac Hayes also makes an appearance.



Soul Men hits theaters on November 7th.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Power of Hip Hop

In a country where journalists are banned from saying or writing what they want, hip-hop artists have stepped up to speak for those who can't

Senegal:Where Hip-Hop Brought Down a Government
Hip-Hop Artists Have Gained Exceptional Political Influence Read More here

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=5700928&page=1

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

McKinney & Clemente of the Green Party


First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop.

You will probably never here bout these two sista on any of the current media outlets they shove down your neck. So I encourage you to get your self familiarize with their political standpoint. I did and now I'm finding that my decison on who I'm going to vote for in Nov is going to be a hard one.

http://votetruth08.com/
http://mckinney2008.com/PRESIDENT/


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Maple syrup diet and Me

Yes, yes, yes I tried it but in a modify version. I did it for more for the cleansing benefits rather than weight loss. However weight loss did occur…10 pounds exactly. Here are the directions I followed;

10 Day Cleanse

Ingredients
Lemons
Organic grade B Maple syrup
Uniodized sea salt
Spring/purified water
Smooth Move ( cleansing herbal tea)
Cayenne pepper

I got my ingredients from the whole foods store. In which I love but got damn its expensive (I need to do more research on this organic craze…do we really need it?)

Morning Routine -Drink the saline rinse, 32 oz water 2tsp uniodized sea salt
Throughout the day, Drink 6-12 glasses of cleansing lemonade
8 oz. water
½ lemon
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons of syrup
Evening Drink, Drink a cup of smooth move herbal tea

Ok in short this is how my cleanse went:
The first day I was so pumped to try this cleanse I could not wait to drink my salt water, lemonade concoction and do the damn thing. I told my self that I would fast in the morning and eat a good salad at night.
Well I did not quite go like that …I did fast in the morning but at night I ate chicken tenders, chocolate chips cookies and a salad on a side. I did feel bad but I trick myself into believing that I could eat what I wanted because I was making up for miss calories. However after the first couple a days I got my mind right and laid off the fattening foods. Around 9:00pm I drunk my smooth move herbal tea and relaxed.
5:35 in Morning I woke up with crazy, thunderous movements in my bowels and release everything form the high heavens. Whoa and this lasted until noon. Every 20 min I was running to the bathroom. This lasted for about 4 days. Then it got to the point that I was going every hour in the morning.

I could not bring myself to just drinking the lemonade concoction …I mean come on now that is just plain starvation. Plus my good friend Pretty P always says, “I don’t wont to loose weight by eating things I don’t like and starving, I just want to modify my diet”. I agree plus all I could think about was if I starve my self on this diet the next time I eat I’m going to gain all that weight back and I just could not do that to my thighs.
So I ate lunch and dinner mostly salads with lean meats and snacked on nuts and fruits.

All in all I felt good once I finish (I only did it for 7days). I felt lighter, weight loss, my skin was flawless, I was more cautious about the food I was eating, plus I been regular ever since. So I’m good and I’m going to implant this cleanse in my life probably doing it twice a year.

If you want to know more holla at me and if you decide to do this cleanse, modify it to your likening. Some days I would omit the tea and salt water other days I would fast for longer periods of time. But the most important fact is stay near the bathroom!!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Should Ex-Offenders have the right to vote?











This previous Saturday I ran across a BET news special, "Locked Out: Ex Cons & The Vote". (Side note: Shouts out to BET there programing has gotten much better over the years). Any who after watching the special I formulated my own opinion about this subject. Yes I do believe that ex-offenders should keep there right to vote but this comes with some simulations. Murders, child molesters, rapist should loose their right but those with drug charges and other petty offenses should keep theirs. However, it should only be reastated after they remain crime free for a certain amount of years. What Do You think? Below is the link (I'm still trying to figure out how to post some videos).



http://www.bet.com/onblast/?chan=4&id=2150&sub=0&itype=v

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Its All About Me

Wow so I’m finally getting off of my lazy ass and creating my first post. (Breath) OK before I start putting some meat to this site I decided I should let you guys know a little about the Kid. I’m probably going to go real fast so please read the disclaimer before you move on…..Now that we got that out the way let’s get to it.

My name is Civil Jones …I got this name when I was about 16 I use to run with a group of chicas and we called ourselves Sista Souljah. Real rowdy butch of girls and out of all of them most people said I was more of the civilize one. Hence the name Civil and Jones is my last name. Also I use to study with the 5 Percenters and that was my new born name (More on that later). So to some it all up, I call myself Civil Jones because I'm a balance of what the hip culture is missing commercialism and conscience ...One day you might catch me rocking a dashiki with fro or a hair weave and gold teeth.





I like to think of myself as the queen of all positive media (you got to speak your destiny into existences). I have been in the game for about 10years and for the most part I done everything I wanted to do up to this point. I been on radio, interview a couple of celebrities, created my own Internet show Urban Voices and now it is time to do bigger and better things.





















I produced a documentary “Even a Man Can Do This” a two part documentary showcasing the dedication and sacrifices that women in the Baltimore Hip Hop scene experience, while dealing with today's music industry. One part offers a behind the scene look at me, Documentarien /Radio Personality Civil Jones as I embark on my second annual all female Hip Hop show case. The second part presents an in depth look on what females really think about the issues facing women in the music industry as told through the voices of women from the Baltimore Hip Hop Community.



video

So that's just a little bit of info right there, any thing else you wanna know holla at me.

About this blog...I can't really label it what ever I find fascinating I'll blog about, whatever artist sign or unsigned that's worth mentioning, I'll blog about, where ever I go in the world I'll blog about, politics, entertainment, fashion , music whatever is clever I'll blog about.

Welcome to Civil Jones.com