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Talk host, author and journalist Rob Redding interview with CM

  Talk host, author and journalist Rob Redding interview with CM Talk host, author and journalist Rob Redding is also a New York-based artist who makes monochromatic look magnificent on every canvas he touches - and clothes too. He blends black and white acrylic paints making them look like oil paintings. In a world full of color, he says he is determined to make mono enthralling and a liberating tool for black people. His new book of art and personal story entitled SMEARED in January quickly shot up to No. 1 on Amazon in two different categories. The tell-all book which details a new style of painting called "Constructive Expressionism" gives insight on how he uses his art to dialog about anti-black racism and the death of his first boyfriend Michael. Rob says that Michael, who died just before his 25th birthday, didn't even like art but remarked about how much he loved a tryptic he created the same night he ended his life. Ever since that day Rob tells Consciousne

Single Review: Tocarra “Lick Back” featuring BenOne

Single Review: Tocarra “Lick Back” featuring BenOne By Consciousness Magazine   The melody on the track “Lick Back” by Tocarra featuring platinum recording artist BenOne shines through with a strong and energetic bounce that immediately captures the listener's attention. The harmony and production by Charles “UNKahmn” Price on the song are expertly crafted, especially the tight and catchy chorus that has great potential for radio play. The first verse's rhythm is easy to listen to, and the singer's well-presented voice beautifully merges with the instrumentation. The instrumentation itself is executed flawlessly, with the hi-hats and BD's mixed perfectly, and the kick drum prominently cutting through. The vocals, especially the singer's, are incredibly strong, delivering originality with the use of the phrase "Lick Back," which can carry the song onto the airwaves. BenOne, showcases their impressive vocal skills, with their voice blending seamlessly

The Amazing Sharon Leal [Exclusive Interview]

  The Amazing Sharon Leal [Exclusive Interview] Interviewed and written by Tocarra Eldridge Beginning her acting career at an earlier age, actress and singer Sharon Leal will eventually rise to stardom and play roles in some of the biggest films of our time. Sharon has portrayed roles in films such as Dreamgirls, Why Did I Get Married?, and Why Did I Get Married Too?, just to name several. She has also portrayed roles on television shows such as “Legacy”, “Guiding Light“, and “Las Vegas”, along with a host of many other popular show. Remaining humble and close to her roots, I had the opportunity to interview the heart-felt and warm-spirited Sharon Leal, who is an amazing actress. Here is what she has with share to the readers. Tocarra Eldridge: You began your career in theater. What was your inspiration to wanting to become an actor? Sharon Leal: Well, I was painfully shy as a little girl. I was really uncomfortable in my own skin. For some reason, the earliest memory that I

Jodie Sweetin on Full House Fame

Jodie Sweetin on Full House Fame, Podcasting and Saying “No” By Allison Kugel Jodie Sweetin enters the room with a take me as I am confidence that makes no apologies. She seems rooted in something profound after a past filled with the rigors of child stardom, substance abuse and mental health struggles. It’s taken her nearly four decades of life to arrive at this place of strength, clarity, and insight. The girl has definitely earned the life she gets to live now with a thriving career, two well-adjusted daughters, and a loving relationship.For Jodie, who says she shuns plastic surgery and gobs of glam, the glow up has definitely been internal, yet you can see it on her youthful face that hasn’t changed much over the years. The 39 year old mother of two began her career as one of the young darlings of 1980s and ‘90s prime time television; her blonde ringlets and exaggerated on-cue facial expressions helped propel Full House into the stratosphere of iconic sitcoms that continues

Winston Ward Q&A with Consciousness Magazine

Winston Ward Q&A with Consciousness Magazine Q: You have an astonishing voice. What inspired you to sing and write music? A: My inspiration for singing started when I was in middle school. I can recall hearing my older brother singing Dru Hill/Sisqo and wanting to sound just like them. I would take my older brother’s CD’s and learn the lyrics, harmonies and riffs to the best of my ability. I would write little songs to try and sound like all of the R&B I was listening to at the time. None of them were any good but I like to think that I took a masterclass in singing and songwriting at a young age due to how much music I consumed and tried to emulate. The turning point for me was when I started experiencing the emotions these artists were singing about in my personal life. It changed my approach to singing and even writing more meaningful songs. Q: Recently, you released the song titled "What Is Love." "What Is Love" that was also featured in the ind

Bobby Newt: Inspirational Singer and Songwriter

  Bobby Newt: Inspirational Singer and Songwriter Written and interviewed by Aaron Robinson @iamcomprehend and Tocarra Eldridge @TocarraMusicWorld Consciousness Magazine had the opportunity to interview singer and songwriter Bobby Newt. Here’s is what the Grammy nominee had to share during a recent interview. Aaron Robinson : Who is Bobby Newt? Bobby Newt : Who is Bobby Newt? Bobby Newt is so many things. I am a married guy. I'm a family man. I'm a musician. I'm a songwriter, a singer - a motivational speaker as I feel like I have a lot to give in terms of hope to the inner-city kids. Yeah, gospel singer, three-time Grammy nominated songwriter... musical family. I come from a group, The Newtrons, that’s way back. I’m a father for sure - proud father. Aaron : How was your experience living in the projects, such as your father being a gangster and pimp and having both parents on drugs while being involved in the street life? What was that like for you growing up? Bo