Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Conscious Inmates...

We had our last joyous occasion at "The Shrine" last month it was fabulous. 

We screened "Living Legendz" that featured Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Jamal Joseph and Abiodun Oyewole. We had outrageous girl talent that rock the joint.  Marc Polite did his thing on the mic such a brilliant writer and humble gentleman. 
As we came to a close this year many folks kept asking when is the next event. To be honest it will be in the spring of 2015.  We have to revamp our mission and make it more health conscious.  
I am continuing the campaign through the winter months I have started screening my films at a jail nearby.  Which was my goal to reach individuals in the system so that I can inspire them and in some way stop recidivism.  Always wanted to work in the jails because it's such a depressed atmosphere that needs attention.  I feel that many of the individuals that are in lock up facilites wanted attention and used criminal activity to get that attention, but then again that is my opinion.  Recently I have made some strides with meeting men and women inmates introducing myself and who I am.  The women were a bit harder than the men from what I observed.  One lady who was very masculine came up to me and said "yo, you really touched my heart" that meant a lot to me.  That someone that looked that hard actually could relate to my story.  I shared with the ladies my life and how I came to be here.  I realized that "Bringing Conscious Back" had to keep going for the folks who are going to return back into our society.  The jail is not going to rehabilitate these individuals it's obvious.  That leaves programs from the community or the state which are doing the best they can on a shoe string budget.  Most programs are GED, or religious activity to keep the inmates mind of the mayheim I suppose.  While I was there some of the inmates spoke about wish they could get some college credit while they were sitting in there.  I tend to agree with them, why not let them read and educate their mind it's not like it's going to do any harm.  Most of the felons that return already have that stigma they have a felony record so with that strike agaunst them with no education society is forcing them to make another unconscious decision.  

I will be screening "110 Morningside" this weeks visit to the jail.  I am looking forward to feedback and inspiring individuals for change.  My goal is to make it to 2 prisons this holiday season so the campaign will touch more people.  It is my goal to also have MCC MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention) program graduates to assist me in this campaign.  My contact for the progam has been sick so looking to link up wth them the end of the month.

We will be putting an online fundraiser for gas and administrative expenses for our jail visits.  So if you would like to help us financially on our journey you will be able to be a part of the solution.

THE BEST 2014 Interns
Shamar & Flix 
I thank all of the artists that came out this year and showed love, you are deeply appreciated.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Unity in the Community!

It's coming up on a year since we started our campaign "Bringing Conscious Back" and we are proud to say we are still running and campaigning using media, spoken word and music to inspire communities to have conscious dialogue and spur action for change.
We started on May 19th which happens to be "Malcolm X" birthday and the day the "Last Poets" got started in Marcus Garvey Park. As our one year anniversary comes up we are proud to say that we have gained some reputable artists and speakers.  

 Along the way we lost some but it's okay because everyone that participated was a winner. We welcome any new talent with a conscious message to perform.

For more information how you can participate please email our Admin.  at Filmstressfilmz@gmail.com

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Conscious Event coming.

Feel Free to join us as our Bringing Conscious Back motivational speaker Jake Simmons holds a fundraiser for his upcoming autobiographical film he is independently producing.  If your in Rochester please support this campaign on May 9th and 10th.
Suggested Donation $5.00 for a plate 

The essence of work is diligence. A successful life depends on doing the right thing at the right time and obeying the cosmic law. Blessings come in many ways...
Thanks for showing your conscious support.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Consciousness as Power

The state of being conscious  refers to attainment & maintenance of a level of physiological arousal or alertness which permits the conscious being aware of, to remember, to recall both past & contemporary, internal and external events.  The state of being conscious essentially refers to a state of wakefulness & knowingness.  Today a young woman reached out and found what I had posted a while ago  I wanted to share it again today.

It's been said, people can only be as good as their thoughts, as successful as mental patterns, as progressive as their ideas.  In today's society being conscious is to listen to our thoughts, praying for divine guidance and following the intuitive urging.  Globally many unconscious individuals believe education, money, fame & notoriety are instrumental to their success.  If you are aware of the misconceptions of success you realize they are as useful as dirty dishwater without a clear firm, focused mind.   The process is quite simple to be conscious of who you are as individual.  When you develop a strong faith and connection to the Creator.  Demonstrate a healthy love and respect for your ancestors and parents, being committed and dedicated to your family traditions.  And a trusting relationship  to the spirit of your soul.  Trust your conscious and your first thought regardless of what others may say.  You own conscious takes you to the places you need to be...

With that being said let's all work collectively in making our neighborhood and communities more fruitful and inspiring.

Have a terrific day and may the Creator guide your journey to be successful. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

Bringing Conscious Back with Jake Simmons

We are honored to have Rochester native Jake Simmons and SOTA graduate come share his inspirational story before heading out to Italy.  Our movement Bringing Conscious Back is to inspire communities through media, music and spoken word.  It is our goal to inspire communites for change.  
Film screening of "110 Morningside" directed by 
Nicholle La Vann Q & A directly following.  Musical Performance by Matthew Corey, Lyricist Jahzi, Spoken Word by Stephanie Paredes and Goddess Shana King!

Join us 
Saturday, April 19th 12- 2 P.M. 
 Phillis Wheatley Library
33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
Rochester, NY 14608

Please click link to get your free complimentary ticket
Filmstress Complimentary Admission

We are always looking for volunteers please email us at filmstressfilmz@gmail.com

#BconsciousB #Bconscious #Bconscious2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Check out the new Blogtalk Radio show "Bringing Conscious Back
I will be explaining my message behind the grassroots movement.  Looking forward to inspiring and motivating others about conscious thinking and eating healthy.

March 20th, Thursday morning at 10:00 A.M. (EST)

Join me on air or just listen in.