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Naughty By Nature’s 19 Naughty III (20TH Anniversary Edition)

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Naughty By Nature’s 19 Naughty III (20TH Anniversary Edition) Interviewed and written by Hector De La Rosa, twitter: @11journ_list

Naughty By Nature is one of the few groups that tremendously impacted the hip-hop and mainstream culture with their distinguished personalities and talent. They are a respected collective trio that managed to survive the times of an uncertain and inconsistent music industry that chases trends- an industry where many group members are likely to disband. Though their discography comprise of many classics, it is only one album that not only enhanced the artistry of Naughty By Nature but forever changed the genre of hip-hop. Group member Vinnie sits down with Consciousness Magazine Media Relations Specialist Hector De La Rosa to discuss all things hip-hop and honoring the 20th Anniversary of their classic album 19 Naughty III.
Hector De La Rosa: What is your own definition of consciousness? Vinnie: Consciousness is being aware of one’s own surroundings. It is…

RAY MANZAREK--KEYBOARDIST (1939-2013)

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RAY MANZAREK--KEYBOARDIST (1939-2013)Broke on Through in the 1960’s with the Doors Written by Eric Plaut
You don’t make music for immortality.  You make music for the moment—of capturing the sheer joy of being alive on Planet Earth.  Wow!  Is this fun!  This is—this is just the greatest.  It’s the best.  Everybody should live (life) that way.

--Ray Manzarek, interview with the L Studio Session (2009)
Ray Manzarek’s organ and keyboard-bass playing and—often uncredited—background vocals propelled the Doors to astronomical heights in the rock ‘n roll industry.  Wearing well-groomed suits with his trademark glasses, he looked more like a businessman than your everyday rock musician.  Sadly, Ray passed away on May 20, 2013 at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany.  He was 74 and had battled bile-duct cancer.

GROWING UP—IN THE TOWN OF CHICAGO
Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago.  He was the oldest of three brothers.  Ray remembered in a 2009 inte…

Brad Gruno, Owner of Raw Foods

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Brad Gruno, Owner of Raw Foods Interviewed by Tocarra Eldridge
The Owner of Raw Foods, Brad Gruno, has just come out with a new chip called Brad’s Kale Chips. I was granted an interview with the healthy food eater. Here is what he had to share with the readers about a healthy eating lifestyle and his forthcoming book Brad’s Raw Made Easy.
Tocarra Eldridge: In order to live a healthy lifestyle, what should an individual be conscious of and live by on an everyday basis to not forget why they want to live a healthier lifestyle? Brad Gruno: We have to definitely be conscious of what we eat. We are what we eat. We want to be conscious of eating the proper foods, because we want to live a vibrant life. You must have good healthy raw foods in order to live a vibrant life.
Tocarra: At one point in your life you had high-cholesterol and couldn’t sleep through the night due to having insomnia. How did you overcome these health issues? Brad: I changed my diet to eating more raw foods. Today probably …

James David Power III

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James David Power III Revolutionized the Auto Industry Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson
Forming one of the most innovative companies in the world, James David ‘Dave’ Power III, achieved his goal of what began at the kitchen table which eventually revolutionized the auto industry. The 82 year old tells all in his new book POWER: How J. D. Power Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, and Eyewitness to history.
Aaron Robinson: When you formed J.D. Power and Associates, what sparked in you that made you want to create this service that would have an impact on the auto industry? Dave Power: I first started working for Ford Motor Company back in 1959 as a financial analyst. I wanted to get into market research, but they wouldn’t transfer me. I went to work for General Motors and GMC and that lead me into a love of doing the market research. I found out that when the research went through the organizations it was twisted and massaged until it came out the way the manager wanted…

Antonio Fargas stars in "Silver Bells"

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Antonio Fargasstars in "Silver Bells"
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

Legendary Actor, Antonio Fargas, who is a proud New York native, is one of the worlds most amazing and exhilarating actors in the TV/Film industry. Since acting at the age of fourteen, Fargas has come to build an everlasting archive, having spectaculars roles in the beginning of his film career such as Shaft, Across 110thStreet, and Foxy Brown. When it comes to television, Fargas has been cast in series such as “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Martin”, and “The Steve Harvey Show” just to name a few.  He has been most notable for starring is the 1970’s long-running television series “Starsky and Hutch” as Huggy Bear.
Today, Fargas is starring in "Silver Bells" where he plays Major Melvin Lowell. He will star along Bruce Boxleitner, Kenton Duty, Bridgett Newton, Laura Spencer and Kevin Downes. “Silver Bells” will premier on UP TV on Sunday, December 1 at 7, 9, and 11 EST. 
I had the opp…

Heavy D 2009 Exclusive Interview with Consciousness Magazine

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Heavy D 2009 Exclusive Interview with Consciousness Magazine
Interviewed and written by Elder Lee M. Harris

The memories of the suave moves and Hip Hop Rhythms of the very successful Heavy D & the Boyz will always take center stage in our minds when we think of jamming with a large thunder of electricity.

Over the last ten years, the Hip Hop world has moved on into many directions, but without the world of music having such pioneers as Heavy D around exposing his hits, something would surely be missing.

I decided to check in with the world reknown Dwight "Heavy D" Myers, to see what has been keeping him so busy over the years. During the interview with him, I found out that he has actually been very active, as most multi-talented artist are.

Lee Harris: Please tell us a little about the man we all have come to love and know as the "Overweight Lover" Heavy D.
Heavy D: Not so overweight anymore. It’s weird for me to talk about myself that way. I mean, I could say I…

Seattle Sutton

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Seattle Sutton, A Courageous Woman Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge
It’s sad and poignant that everyone knows someone who has battled breast cancer. Once you are informed that you or a loved one has Cancer, your world will be perpetually changed. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is very important that women are properly educated on this critical topic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year. Nevertheless, countless women can survive breast cancer if it's detected and treated early.  I am honored to have recently had the opportunity to help spread awareness to the breast cancer cause, as well as highlight Mrs. Seattle Sutton, an astonishing individual who has dedicated her career to helping people improve their health and eating habits, focusing on maintaining a well-balanced diet. Entrepreneur and breast cancer surv…