Tocsin (defined as an alarm or warning bell) Media & Marketing is a multimedia and marketing company. 


Our media platform mission is to explore, expose, and inform the world through voiceless individuals determined to make a difference. We are devoted to exposing social justice issues by bringing awareness to racist laws, procedures, policies, and practices in media, government, and education that severely impact communities of color. 

This mission will be accomplished by publishing articles and providing tools through various forms of communication. We will help combat structural racism in American culture one story at a time.

Our Marketing Consultants cater to small businesses' marketing needs. We assist business owners with marketing strategies to help grow their businesses. Our staff is here to help create logos, websites, advertising, social media accounts, and more. Contact us today for more information.





Shanique Byrd is the founder and CEO of Tocsin Magazine and devoted advocate to prison reform.


Ms. Byrd began her journey as a publisher in the summer of 2010. During that time, she interviewed celebrities like Nelly, Ray J, Jordan Peele, Gayle King, The Game, LisaRaye and many others.


Today, Shanique spends most of her time working on criminal justice reform and advocating for people behind bars.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


Our brilliant team of contributors is dedicated to sharing the stories of today that will tell the narratives of tomorrow. They pride themselves on speaking on challenging topics and finding perspectives that may be easily ignored. Follow them on their pages.

Quick News Daily Podcast

The Quick News Daily Podcast will help you save time and learn why the stories matter to your life. An informal, college host analyzes the top headlines in about 20 minutes (usually less) every Monday through Friday.


James Ciambor

An experienced writer and blogger. He has written for a variety of different
publications over the last years including Voy Travel Magazine, Knuckle Down Lacrosse, and The
Rochester Insomniac. Topics for his articles include sports, travel, music, history and local Rochester
special interest features. James has a BA from Oswego and an Associate’s degree from Monroe
Community College. His interests include history, travel, animation, film and music. He plans to share
these interests with the readers of Tocsin Magazine through insightful blog posts that will interest and
entertain the reader.

From Serbia, a content writer and blogger. He worked as a high school teacher for seven years as well as an online tutor/writer on the Brainly platform. He has also written articles for other platforms such as Forex, evaluations of teacher work on the Bloomboard platform. When living abroad, Milos worked as a chef. He developed cooking as a hobby and passion. He has a deep love for traveling, music, and art. Milos has traveled to a variety of countries and gained many acquaintances and unforgettable moments.

Francine Houston is a multitalented individual who enjoys fashion, graphics/media and writing. She is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., with a bachelor’s degree in communication design. Francine also earned associate’s degrees in applied graphic design from Mott Community College in Flint, Mich., and in fashion design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy, Mich. Furthermore, she is a graduate of the School of the Bible 2 in Southfield, Mich.


She is also the founder of two businesses: FH Designs, for which she is the principal fashion designer, and Cineik Media. Francine was recognized for her accomplishments with the Excellence Award from Women of Distinction magazine in 2015.