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

Abiodun of the Last Poets Talks About Impact After 50 Years, Weak Slogans in the Movement, and the Role of Artists Today

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information For the last 50 years, “The Last Poets” have been instrumental in politically educating Black Amerikkka, as well as the world, to our uphill battle against genocide and for liberation and self-determination in the land of the … Continue readingAbiodun of the Last Poets Talks About Impact After 50 Years, Weak Slogans in the Movement, and the Role of Artists Today

Brownie Blendz Brings East Oakland Back to Its Political Hip Hop roots with “Times Up remix” featuring V-White, Mr. Ill, and Ant Diddley Dogg

By JR Valrey Known mostly for being a celebrity barber, the East Oakland raised Brownie Blendz has began to make noise in the streets, during Corona, with his music-making hobby, in particular with his political songs “Times Up” and the “Times Up remix” featuring Oakland … Continue readingBrownie Blendz Brings East Oakland Back to Its Political Hip Hop roots with “Times Up remix” featuring V-White, Mr. Ill, and Ant Diddley Dogg