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The Oakland International Film Fest Sept 16-25, ‘21 Has Expanded Virtually

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information  The Oakland International Film Festival, one of the Bay Area’s premiere events, will take place this year from September 16-25, screening dozens of films created locally, nationally, and internationally. All of the films will be available online, and … Continue readingThe Oakland International Film Fest Sept 16-25, ‘21 Has Expanded Virtually

Oakland Singer Keidra On Stage, Alongside Internationally Known Tony, Toni, Tone Performed at Historic Festival in Ghana

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information In late July ‘21, I was honored to be the road manager for the Tony Toni Tone’s “Timeless” Tour, which also featured singer Keidra On Stage, to Panafest in Accra, Cape Coast, and Elmina in Ghana, West Africa. … Continue readingOakland Singer Keidra On Stage, Alongside Internationally Known Tony, Toni, Tone Performed at Historic Festival in Ghana

Oakland’s Rising Star Comedian Mario Hodge, Has a Starring Role in the Upcoming Film, “Vampires in Oakland”, Premiering on August 19

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Mario Hodge is one of the funniest comedians, coming from Oakland, California that is on the scene today. He has a very blunt style of comedy, with no chaser. He is the inventor of the hilarious character … Continue readingOakland’s Rising Star Comedian Mario Hodge, Has a Starring Role in the Upcoming Film, “Vampires in Oakland”, Premiering on August 19

Music Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information Atron Gregory is a very talented music executive from northern California, who is responsible for signing Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur, and getting their careers started as major recording artists. On Saturday August 21, he is one of … Continue readingMusic Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

The American Medical Association Wants to Remove Sex From Pubic Birth Certificates 

By Xion Abiodun The American Medical Association wants to remove sex/gender from public birth certificates. AMA (American Medical association) LBGTQ committee says that marking a person’s gender on their birth certificate would encourage marginalization. “Sex should be removed as a legal designation on the public … Continue readingThe American Medical Association Wants to Remove Sex From Pubic Birth Certificates 

The First Day of Full Contact School in Oakland, After Lifting Covid Restrictions

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information JR Today is the first day of “full contact” schooling, for the Oakland Unified School Districts’ 2021/22 year, since pandemic restrictions were put into effect, in March of 2020. There is a mixed level of excitement to return … Continue readingThe First Day of Full Contact School in Oakland, After Lifting Covid Restrictions

Muralist Tim B. Talks About Performative Activism, and Creating Aerosol Murals to Combat It, His Life’s Work, and More

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information In the spirit of Black New World Media giving people their flowers to smell before they die, I have to introduce a legendary artist from Oakland, who has gone virtually unnamed among the great muralists of the area. … Continue readingMuralist Tim B. Talks About Performative Activism, and Creating Aerosol Murals to Combat It, His Life’s Work, and More