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BART and the Oakland City Coucil’s Black Elected Officials Support Oscar Grant’s Family Call for Murder Charges After Sealed Records Release

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information While federal Black elected officials come to grips with the fact, that the Capitol Police, on January 6th, did nothing to quell a coordinated mass assassination attempt on them, as Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Maxine Waters have … Continue readingBART and the Oakland City Coucil’s Black Elected Officials Support Oscar Grant’s Family Call for Murder Charges After Sealed Records Release

Marijuana Master Chef Shawn “Lionface” Brewer Speaks on His Career Path

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information  Reggae musicians have long and rightfully claimed that marijuana was for the healing of the nation; and as we are in the grips of a supposed pandemic, academic researchers have disclosed that they are researching the anti-inflammatory … Continue readingMarijuana Master Chef Shawn “Lionface” Brewer Speaks on His Career Path

Using Plants for Health Purposes: an interview with herbalist Lea Nicole

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information Plants have been on the front line of keeping humans anatomically, as well as mentally, and spiritually healthy, since the dawn of humanity. Plants create oxygen, as well as create energy, that we call food, for our cells … Continue readingUsing Plants for Health Purposes: an interview with herbalist Lea Nicole

Black Children’s Literature is a Must: an interview with illustrator and children’s book writer Robert Trujillo

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information The Covid 19 shelter in place mandate has given a rare opportunity for parents in the Black community to present Black children’s literature to our children, while outside businesses and distractions have been mostly closed down. Black … Continue readingBlack Children’s Literature is a Must: an interview with illustrator and children’s book writer Robert Trujillo

Hustler’s Paradise: Comedian and Fashion Brand Owner Jay Rich Reflects on Hustling During the Pandemic

By JR Valrey Hustling has been in the blood of Bay Area entrepreneurs for generations, and that set of traits especially has to be utilized, for survival, during the pandemic. With the Bay being the farthest away from the major trend-setting, political and financial power … Continue readingHustler’s Paradise: Comedian and Fashion Brand Owner Jay Rich Reflects on Hustling During the Pandemic

Downtown Oakland Welcomes Its Newest Black Owned Establishment “Elaine’s Cajun Cuisine Restaurant”

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Since the covid shelter-in-place mandate began on March 12, 2020, a large number of restaurants and other businesses, in the downtown Oakland area, have recently been facing permanent closure; most notably the jazz club/sushi bar, “Yoshi’s”, in … Continue readingDowntown Oakland Welcomes Its Newest Black Owned Establishment “Elaine’s Cajun Cuisine Restaurant”

Black Psychologist Dr. Outlaw Weighs In On Covid and Sheltering in Place From a Mental Health Perspective

By JR Valrey    Mental health has been and continues to be a rarely discussed social issue that has been plaguing our local Bay Area Black community for eons, and the Covid pandemic and the shelter in place mandate is compounding a catastrophe that was … Continue readingBlack Psychologist Dr. Outlaw Weighs In On Covid and Sheltering in Place From a Mental Health Perspective