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Just Biz interview

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Just Biz interview with Consciousness Magazine
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson – Editor

Unique in style and delivering hot lyrics is just a part of what Just Biz, born James Brinkley, displays to his audience as an amazing MC. Standing confident and tall over the Chicago skyline, the gifted and prolific artist has earned his title as a dope MC in his own rights.

At a young age he was inspired by artist such as LL Cool J and Run DMC, influenced by listening to songs such as Run DMC’s “Raising Hell”, and LL Cool J “I’m Bad”.“My goal is to give the world a memorable CD, which will be my resume when I ghost write, help develop new artists, and unite with the UK on several projects.”

Here is what Just Biz had to share during a recent interview with Consciousness Magazine.

Aaron Robinson: When did you realize MCing and rapping was something that you wanted to do?
Just Biz: My early time as a teenager I was already doing poetry around the age of 11. I was actually probably battle rapping…

2014 Gary International Black Film Festival

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2014 Gary International Black Film Festival

The 2014 Gary International Black Film Festival is riding off the triumphs of 2013’s success of Black Hollywood that broke records and made history, grossing huge box office earnings and garnering Oscar Award accolades. This year’s film festival celebrates with much provided entertainment including the soulful sounds of a live band and displaying the authentic richness of African American pride and heritage found in the works of independent African American filmmakers.
This year’s display of films has much more variety and flavor. They are centered on themes closely related to home - those themes are fixed on societal ills that serve controversial, thought-provoking, and challenging to the masses. The youth film showcase achieves its intention of arousing and engaging discussion with audiences addressing issues and finding resolutions after each film viewing. The showcase kicks off with Gentry’s Roots, a film that captures a dispirited Hai…

Isiah Thomas The Peace League Tournament

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Isiah Thomas: The Peace League Tournament and Mary’s Court Makes a Difference in the Community
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson – Editor
As crime spreads rapidly throughout the country in a great deal of communities around the world and the city of Chicago, there appears to be a lesser number of people who care about taking a stand to put a stop to violence and helping our youth, as well as young adults turn their life around for the better. For many years, NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas, has made it his concern and also his effort to make a positive change against violence in his Westside Chicago hometown community, while not limiting himself to the world by giving back to at-risk, economically disadvantaged and underprivileged youth. No doubt, as a former basketball player, he is still our hero.
Recently, Isiah Thomas, co-founder of The Peace League and founder of Mary’s Court Foundation showed significant support to the Saint Sabina Faith Community as they demonstrated their…

Consciousness Magazine Interview with Alison Eastwood

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Consciousness Magazine Interview with Alison Eastwood
By Consciousness Magazine

Actress, film director and producer, Alison Eastwood, has recently teamed up with LoveAnimals.org to help retired chimpanzees from Biomedical Research. The chimpanzees will have a new home at Chimp Haven, a nonprofit organization that serves as the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary for federal owned chimps no longer involved in studies.

Outside of film, Alison Eastwood is the founder of Eastwood Ranch Foundation, an animal and rescue nonprofit that raises awareness for animal rights, as well as rescues cats and dogs from high-kill shelters in Southern California. Here is what Alison Eastwood had to share with the Consciousness Magazine readers.

CM: What captivated your interest of becoming an animal advocate and wanting to help care for the 110 chimpanzees used in animal research in which the federal government has surrendered to a sanctuary?
Alison: Animal testing is always a subject I’ve been drawn to. I’ve alwa…

Trent G Gutta Gospel Creator Changes Lives Through Music

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Trent G: Gutta Gospel Creator Changes Lives Through Music
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor
Trent G, a.k.a. The Messenger continues to utilize the power from his gift of music to touch the youth and young adults around the word. Reaching the streets with his Gutta Gospel, a genre he created, his aggressive and serious message would have his fans and listeners have a very different outcome versus listening to typical hip hop music. The road wasn’t a walk in the park for the once secular Trent G as he once lived the unfriendly street life of gang fighting, carrying weapons, attempting crimes, and witnessing the lives of his friends and individuals around him being taken. Going through hardship and hurt in his life, a transformation was eventually made. Trent G would be called upon by God to spread the Word of the gospel. Trent Davis made his first national TV appearance on the Steve Harvey's Big Time TV Show winning $10,000 as the fastest rapper in the world. The Gram…

A chat with Hosny

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A chat with singer, composer and musician, Hosny
By Consciousness Magazine

Singer, composer and author, Hosny, was recently interviewed by Consciousness Magazine. The prolific artist has performed with many great artist and has had his music aired on multiple radio stations around the world. Today, he is preparingto release his 5th album. Here is what the talented musician had to share with the Consciousness Magazine readers regarding the power of Reggae Music and the insight on his new projects.

CM: What captivated you to want to be a musician/singer?
Hosny: I discovered Bob Marley’s music when I was 4 years old. I was attracted by Bob’s vibe, you know, by the power of his music and his lyrics. I’ve felt the strength of JAH RASTAFARI, this reality, the music, the message. JAH lives inside of me, so my music is powerful. I feel the roots of the music. This music has no limit. A Rastaman always gets involved in his life, because Rasta is not a joke, that’s reality.

CM: What was your inspir…

Sir Dolla Interview

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Sir Dolla “Business as Usual”
Interviewed & written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

Sir Dolla, hip hop artist, songwriter and Vice President of Blaxivory Records continues to leave an impression on his fans and listeners by giving them something great to listen to. Over the years, Sir Dolla, the Louisiana native by way of California has released numerous albums and mixtapes. His accomplishment of having his song “24's on my Chevy” remained #1 on the billboard for a month is just a portion of his achievements.

I (Consciousness Magazine) had the opportunity to interview Sir Dolla. Here is what he had to share regarding his new project and latest happenings.

Aaron Robinson: What was your inspiration in wanting to rap?
Sir Dolla: I try to be different. I just wanted to do better for myself and my family.

Aaron: How would you as an artist describe the West-Coast music scene of today?
Sir Dolla: Seems as if we are in a slum right now. We gave a lot to the world to run with. After hearing othe…

Ingrid Gray Rose “Her name is her brand”

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Ingrid Gray Rose “Her name is her brand”
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

Having an entrepreneur spirit since the age of 19, Ingrid Gray Rose has always had the ambition to go after her dreams and to be the successful business woman that she is today. Ingrid was born in Kingston, Jamaica and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a teenager she had a love for the performing arts such as singing, dancing and modeling.

Ingrid is one of the most hardworking, positive and driving individuals who has come from a talented family. Her name is her brand - INGRID, which means beauty. During the year of 2012 Ingrid worked her way into Plus Size Modeling. Soon after, she would have the opportunity to work with Curves Rock Fashion Week in Baltimore Maryland, Catherine Schuller's Runway The Real Way LLC, and landed on the cover and inside pages of various magazines.


Ingrid is experienced in Editorial, Runway, Beauty, Voiceover, TV, Acting on screen in Television Commerci…