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

Black Women-led Revolutionary Social Media Show, “Name It! Claim It! End It…Racism!” Is Weekly

By JR Valrey Ms. Kujichagulia has been a freedom fighter in the community for decades, and a mother figure to me, for more than half of my life. Her knowledge and politics have always impressed me. Her passion to teach Black people to do better … Continue readingBlack Women-led Revolutionary Social Media Show, “Name It! Claim It! End It…Racism!” Is Weekly

14th Street Market Is a Black Owned Grocery Store Opening in Downtown Oakland

  By JR Valrey Where some people see tragedy, others see opportunity, and the owner of Complex music venue in downtown Oakland, Oscar Edwards, has his eyes on creating a pandemic – proof business, next door to his popular music venue. Opening on Saturday, March … Continue reading14th Street Market Is a Black Owned Grocery Store Opening in Downtown Oakland

Grandmaster Jay, Founder of the Not Fucking Around Coalition Black Militia Is Under Attack By The State of Kentucky and the Federal Government

By E Da Ref John Fitzgerarld Johnson, more commonly known as Grand Master Jay founder of the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) was arrested on Dec. 4th and charged with five counts of wanton endangerment by the state of Kentucky. He pleaded not guilty in … Continue readingGrandmaster Jay, Founder of the Not Fucking Around Coalition Black Militia Is Under Attack By The State of Kentucky and the Federal Government

Reparations For Black Students, Vaccinations, and School Re-openings: Oakland Unified School District Tosses Around Ideas

By JR Valrey The Los Angeles Unified School District has cut their school police force by a third, and moved $25 million to a Los Angeles Unified School District fund for Black Student Achievement. While the San Francisco Unified School District has been mired in … Continue readingReparations For Black Students, Vaccinations, and School Re-openings: Oakland Unified School District Tosses Around Ideas

Lowell High School’s Racist Digital Insurrection is Ringing Alarm Bells in San Francisco

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information On Wednesday January 20th, students at the prestigious San Francisco based Lowell High School, commemorated the inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States, with anti-Black and anti-Jewish epithets being spewed across their distance-learning computer … Continue readingLowell High School’s Racist Digital Insurrection is Ringing Alarm Bells in San Francisco

Trevor Parham of the Oakland Black Business Fund Talks About Philanthropy in the Black Community, Following Last Year’s “Justice for Floyd George-Breonna Taylor Rebellions”

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Small Black businesses, locally and all over the nation, have taken an economic beating because of the nearly year-long Covid 19 shelter-in-place mandate, which has starved them of the expected consumer cash, with no end in sight. … Continue readingTrevor Parham of the Oakland Black Business Fund Talks About Philanthropy in the Black Community, Following Last Year’s “Justice for Floyd George-Breonna Taylor Rebellions”

The West Oakland Mural Project Celebrates the Work of Rank-in- File Women in the Black Panther Party

By JR Valrey Born from the mud of West Oakland, California’s Black working class community, the Black Panther Party has transformed the world’s thinking about the pragmatic concept of a Black led revolution in the United States, and nearly 60 years after its founding, it … Continue readingThe West Oakland Mural Project Celebrates the Work of Rank-in- File Women in the Black Panther Party