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Isiah Thomas Marys Court Fourth Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway

Isiah Thomas “ Mary’s Court Fourth Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway” Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge and Aaron Robinson – Editor When greeting or being in the presence of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, one would be sure to receive a smile on their face as they feel his kind, loving and gentle spirit. This year, the NBA legend collaborated with Mary’s Court, his family foundation to partner with the Marillac Social Center for his Fourth Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway. Wal-mart also joined to support the vision of both. The heart-felt event recently took place in the superstar’s hometown Chicago, on the Westside, where hundreds and hundreds of youth entered the center to receive unlimited gifts and prizes. Mary’s Court was founded in recognition to honor and celebrate Thomas’ mother, Mary Thomas life and legacy as she provided her generous service to the economically disadvantaged in the community. We (Consciousness Magazine) had another wonderful and great

Keith Allan stars in Z Nation

Keith Allan stars in Z Nation Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson     In the second season of the Syfy hit series “Z Nation”, actor, writer and director Keith Allan plays the stellar role of the character Murphy. After being given a vaccine during a government experiment and being bitten by a zombie Murphy, is the only human to not get affected nor turn into a zombie.   Keith Allan attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as trained and performed in regional theatre. Some of his acting roles include “Will And Grace,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “C.S.I.,” “Enterprise” and “Mad Men”. In 2011, he co-wrote and directed his first feature 11/11/11 .   I had the opportunity to interview the leading man of “Z Nation”. Here is what he has to share with the readers regarding his role in the hit series “Z Nation”, along with his latest happenings and much more.   Aaron Robinson: Hi Keith! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy sch

Messiah Harris stars in Sons 2 The Grave

Messiah Harris stars in Sons 2 The Grave Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge Young reality star and actor Messiah Harris is looking to expand his career at an early age. Messiah Harris, the oldest son of T.I. will star in the upcoming drama, Sons 2 The Grave, a film that is emotional and gritty . Outside of acting, Harris has appeared numerous times on the reality show T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.  Sons 2 The Grave was written and produced by Lynne Stoltz of Have Faith Productions and directed by Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump, Con Air, Heat, 24, Justified and Nashville). Some of the actors include Darrin Dewitt Henson, Trevor Jackson, Justin Martin, Marie Howell, Demetria McKinney, and Brad James. Here is what Messiah Harris had to share with the Consciousness Magazine readers about his acting debut and experience as an upcoming actor. Tocarra Eldridge: Tell us a little about your character in the new film Sons 2 The Grave. Messiah Harris: My character’s n

Terrell Iamrisn Risn Boyd (Q&A)

Terrell “Iamrisn Risn” Boyd (Q&A) By Consciousness Magazine Q.) What's the inspiration behind your rap name? A.) The inspiration behind my rap name is "rising to a new life." I grew up involved in the streets and I made bad decisions. Due to an encounter with Jesus Christ my life was changed. I believe a new me has Risen, hence the name RisN. Q.) What is your drive and motivation to do what you do? A.) My drive is to make really dope music!!! I am inspired to make music that impacts people in a positive way. There is so much negativity floating around, especially in urban music. I don't think this has to be the case, so I want to offer an alternative for individuals who are searching for more… searching for substance. Q.) Would you consider yourself a Christian rapper? A.) Yes and No. My faith oozes through everything I touch, but my music isn't exclusively Christian per se. My topics are everyday life topics from a perspective of someone who fol


“NO MISTAKES - JUST HAPPY ACCIDENTS” Written by Eric Plaut Summer has now gone south for the winter—literally!   The fireworks have fizzled out and the days have gotten shorter.   The kids are back to school or at college.   It’s time to enjoy a few football games with a tall glass of apple cider and a doughnut or two. As of this writing (October 8 th ), the leaves are starting to turn from green to colors mixed in with red, yellow, ochre and—eventually—brown.   It’s as if Bob Ross has once again gotten out his giant round paintbrush to decorate the trees each fall.   As on his show The Joy of Painting , Bob would spontaneously work on a portrait of nature from inception to his finishing touches and signature.   Filmed in a 30-minute timeslot, Bob used a “wet-on-wet” technique with each oil painting.   He’d also chat with his TV audience throughout this entire process.   Bob would teach his version of painting to others throughout the United States.   There were also certi

The Empowering Music of Lyfe Jennings [Exclusive Interview]

The Empowering Music of Lyfe Jennings [Exclusive Interview] Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge   As a lifetime fan of music, the angelic resonance of music has always had a way of uniting and inducing emotions from within. Listening to empowering and uplifting lyrics frequently taps into our consciousness, enabling the mixture of melodies to revive us. Since the launch of Lyfe Jennings career, he continues to respire new life into his authentic music, utilizing his skills of tune, instrumentation and his ever so inspiring content as he invokes social messages of consciousness, encouraging the betterment and enhancement of self. From some of his biggest hits including “Must Be Nice” and “Hypothetically”, just to name a couple, Lyfe’s newest album “Tree of Lyfe” continues to demonstrate his extraordinary singer/songwriter expertise as he combines his personal occurrences and life analysis to create a masterpiece.   I was very much honored to have a one-on-one talk