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

Vaccination Assassination? Time Is Ticking on the Murder Investigation of Zumbi of Zion I at Alta Bates Hospital

By JR Valrey, the People’s Minister of Information After performing at a show in Nevada City on July 24, Steve “Zumbi” Gaines of the internationally known Hip Hop group Zion I, was recovering from Covid 19, that he contracted along with 30 other people that … Continue readingVaccination Assassination? Time Is Ticking on the Murder Investigation of Zumbi of Zion I at Alta Bates Hospital

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

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