Laurence the One’s “I Need to Know” Podcast is Creating Social and Cultural Waves

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information From Snoop’s “GGN”, to Nore’s “Drink Champs”, to the Oakland based productions of Rabb’s “No Vultures” and VJTV’s “Cognac Confessionals”, the hood is starting to represent in the podcasting world, which is important because we are starting … Continue readingLaurence the One’s “I Need to Know” Podcast is Creating Social and Cultural Waves

Son of Prisoner of War Imam Jamil Al-Amin Speaks on the Political Imprisonment of His Father

by JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Imam Jamil Al-Amin formerly known as H.Rap Brown was one of the most dynamic Black revolutionary organizers coming out of the 60’s-70’s, in this country, after doing work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther … Continue readingSon of Prisoner of War Imam Jamil Al-Amin Speaks on the Political Imprisonment of His Father

The Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information  School’s all over San Francisco have been opening in phases, as society’s fear of the corona virus is starting to subside. Now that students have been stuck in distance-learning for over a year, there are a host of … Continue readingThe Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

Teacher Taiwo Kujichagulia Seitu Discusses Oakland Schools Partially Reopening 8 Weeks Before Summer Break

By JR Valrey With Oakland schools partially reopening, many students and parents alike are not adequately being informed about the deals and deadlines that the teachers unions and the district are making, in regards to opening, after the Covid 19 shelter in place mandate forced … Continue readingTeacher Taiwo Kujichagulia Seitu Discusses Oakland Schools Partially Reopening 8 Weeks Before Summer Break

Chef Tobias Cooks Talks About Switching Gears to Follow Her Childhood Passion of Becoming a Chef

by JR Valrey Stockton, California is gaining a reputation as a northern California cultural hub, in contrast to the reputation it had over the last few decades as the main destination for Black and Brown families that could no longer afford to live in the … Continue readingChef Tobias Cooks Talks About Switching Gears to Follow Her Childhood Passion of Becoming a Chef

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

Songstress Keidra’s Single “Body” Gives the Bay Area a New Sound

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Beyond the revolution, prostitution, the drug scene, tech, and independent Hip Hop, Oakland is known for its production of talented female vocalists that either were developed in the Town, or that passed through to hone their craft. … Continue readingSongstress Keidra’s Single “Body” Gives the Bay Area a New Sound