The New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information The San Francisco Black Film Festival is one of the most anticipated, social, and cultural events that happens annually, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year, hundreds of movie-goers, filmmakers, actors, actresses, and industry professionals gather at … Continue readingThe New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

Black Owned Live-Performance Venues in Oakland Struggle to Financially Breathe

  Black Owned Live-Performance Venues in Oakland Struggle to Financially Breathe By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Oakland nightlife has been severely affected by the Covid pandemic, which was evident when the premiere live-performance jazz club, Yoshi’s, in Jack London Square, created a … Continue readingBlack Owned Live-Performance Venues in Oakland Struggle to Financially Breathe

Bay Area based Crypto-Currency Guru Jeriel Bey Gives Analysis and Advice on the Changing World of Finances

By JR Valrey With the inventions and growing popularity of cash app, paypal, venmo, zelle, and others the days of cash money and coins is numbered. With the US dollar plummeting from international prominence recently, with financial juggernauts like China, India, Turkey, Iran, and Russia, … Continue readingBay Area based Crypto-Currency Guru Jeriel Bey Gives Analysis and Advice on the Changing World of Finances

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

Calming the Mind Through a Storm of COVID and Police Executions: a Q&A wit’ yoga teacher Shaka Jamal

by JR Valrey In this time of a pandemic/’plandemic,’ including constant televised police executions of Black people, regular rebellions against police terrorism, mass unemployment, Black businesses closing permanently in droves, shelter in place, and distance learning drama among other issues in a hotly contested election … Continue readingCalming the Mind Through a Storm of COVID and Police Executions: a Q&A wit’ yoga teacher Shaka Jamal