Visual Artist Shomari Smith’s “Thank You” Exhibit Immortalizes Oakland Legends

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information  With Hiero Day 2021 having just passed, and Black Panther History Month coming up in October, it is a perfect time to talk to visual artist Shomari Smith about his new art/street exhibit, “Thank you”, dedicated to the … Continue readingVisual Artist Shomari Smith’s “Thank You” Exhibit Immortalizes Oakland Legends

Oakland Food Connoisseurs Welcome the Black Owned “Portobela Pop-up” To Downtown

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information There is nothing more exciting to local food connoisseurs, than the birth of a new Black ran restaurant, in Oakland, by Oaklanders. While Epec Food is not exactly a full-on restaurant, it has a multi-faceted food business service … Continue readingOakland Food Connoisseurs Welcome the Black Owned “Portobela Pop-up” To Downtown

Palestinian Cuban Fusion Food Has Hit the Bay Area: Chef Nicole Garcia Explains

By JR Valrey The silver lining in the Covid pandemic’s shelter in place, is that the closing down of society has given many people time to think, be creative, and re-invent themselves. Some have created businesses that they plan to live off of so that … Continue readingPalestinian Cuban Fusion Food Has Hit the Bay Area: Chef Nicole Garcia Explains

The DAWA Fund Aids Black Texans Through the Freeze and Government Neglect

By JR Valrey While an unprecedented statewide climate freeze has hit Texas last week, the state government’s decision to disconnect the state’s power grid from the national network has left millions without electricity, heat, or water. Secondarily, electric companies have variable utility plans for their … Continue readingThe DAWA Fund Aids Black Texans Through the Freeze and Government Neglect

SF School Board Member Kevine Boggess Weighs In on Reopening San Francisco Public Schools

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information   Yesterday Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a $2 billion plan to reopen schools by mid-February. The proposal will be submitted to the state legislature, and as an economic incentive for school districts that comply, additional funding … Continue readingSF School Board Member Kevine Boggess Weighs In on Reopening San Francisco Public Schools

As public education disintegrates into distance learning for the foreseeable future, Oakland parents are coming with solutions

by JR Valrey, Black New World Media Black August 2020 will go down in the books as the first school year when public education in the United States went completely digital, and parents were expected to monitor their youth for five to six hours a … Continue readingAs public education disintegrates into distance learning for the foreseeable future, Oakland parents are coming with solutions

Black Business Networking Site Glimmerofbliss.com Created By Bay View Young Woman During Shelter in Place

By JR Valrey, Black New World Media Nothing is ever all bad, or all good. As my writer friends used to say, always look for the silver-lining during a disaster or tragedy. Innovation, new Black businesses, and new business leaders popping up have been the … Continue readingBlack Business Networking Site Glimmerofbliss.com Created By Bay View Young Woman During Shelter in Place