Scoop B: Karen Civil hosts 3rd annual Karen Civil Day & explains Barclays Center, Angela Yee snafu

Karen Civil hosts 3rd annual Karen Civil Day. Photo Credit: Angie Vasquez

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If you paid attention to Twitter and Instagram, you may have noticed a minor snafu that had folks talking during the first half of the Brooklyn Nets’ contest against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center last night.

Apparently, Barclays Center staff thought that Power 105 The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee was social media influencer Karen Civil. 

Barclays Center got Angela Yee and Karen Civil confused last night at Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards game. Photo Credit: Scoop B Radio

Civil, is a rising cultural influencer who turned her fascination with the internet into a lucrative career. Her website, is a hub that aggregates content in news, music releases and celebrity interviews.

During a timeout, Brooklyn Nets public address announcer, Olivier Sedra invited the crowd to welcome, a courtside seated, Civil who was seated next to rapper, Dave East.

Except, WELL, Karen, wasn’t there. “I missed my flight,” Karen Civil told me last night.  

“So I’m coming from LA. So I definitely, I told myself I’m going to sleep for 15 more minutes. It turned into three hours.”

Joked Civil: “So Angela is my doppelganger,” she said.

“It worked. She might fill in for me a little more. Nobody could really tell the difference.”


Civil would eventually arrive to Barclays Center and the arena’s game time staff corrected the slight error by rolling out an evergreen video tribute of Yee, a Brooklyn native and acknowledging her as the host of Power 105’s The Breakfast Club.

Salute to @karencivil for having her 3rd Annual #KarenCivilDay at the Barclays Center tonight in BK!!!!!

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The Brooklyn, NY-born and Elizabeth, NJ raised Civil would later be acknowledged, as well.

Oh and by the way, it was her day: Karen Civil Day, that is. An annual event, last night marked its third annual celebration at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Along with Angela Yee, Civil sat courtside with her best best friend, Ming Lee, Roc Nation’s Lenny S, rappers Dave East and Cassanova, singer/actor Mack Wilds and Lip Service Podcast host Lore’l. 

Karen Civil’s Live Civil Foundation has been active in Haiti. Most recently, in 2014, her foundation, according to Forbes’ Sidnee Michelle, began the planning and production of the Live Civil playground in Pétionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince Haiti in 2014. The Live Civil Playground, with the help of funding from notables like Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle, Mack Maine and DJ Steph Floss will afford approximately 300 kids to learn and help teach children strategy building and problem-solving.

“It’s just about giving back and making sure that I create a platform and a space for people to learn, grow, educate themselves and their business and entrepreneurial endeavors,” she said.

Of Haitian descent herself, Civil’s point of entry in mainstream began as an intern with Funkmaster Flex. She’s also been responsible for connecting the dots on a marketing level with Beats by Dre headphones during their early stages with Monster headphones by marketing artists and athletes.

Last year, Civil was the director of cool during the Presidential election for Democratic hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton, of course lost the election to Republican candidate Donald J. Trump.

A year later, Civil is still trucking. She’s added producing as a feather in her cap. The media artige recently produced a commercial with retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and rapper Teyana Taylor.

According to Civil, she has two more commercials coming with one more forthcoming on Christmas.

While she’s mum on the commercial and its contents, Civil hinted at a certain basketball marathon on Christmas day on ABC, TNT and ESPN. “It’s great because it’s about integration,” she said.

The Nets beat the Washington Wizards, 103-98. Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert each scored 16 points.

After the game, Civil stuck  around for a meet and greet that was curated by Ashley Taylor and her Cleveland-based Elmnt 13 branding company. Civil signed copies of her book, Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose


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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit