The New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information The San Francisco Black Film Festival is one of the most anticipated, social, and cultural events that happens annually, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every year, hundreds of movie-goers, filmmakers, actors, actresses, and industry professionals gather at … Continue readingThe New Director of the SF Black Film Festival Speaks on this Year’s Festivities and Her Father’s Passing

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

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

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

Talented Stockton songstress Morgan J Is Making Her Voice Heard All Over Northern Cali

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information Morgan J is a gifted vocalist from Stockton, that I met at Pillow Session, a performance production that is put on weekly at D’Wayne Wiggins from Tony Toni Tone’s compound, in Deep East Oakland. Morgan J’s seductive, airy, … Continue readingTalented Stockton songstress Morgan J Is Making Her Voice Heard All Over Northern Cali

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

Howard University Professor Ericka Blount Talks About Teaching at a HBCU, During the Covid Pandemic

By JR Valrey Attending a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), has been a major goal and milestone for generations of Black people from the U.S., Caribbean, and all over the Black world; that are looking for skills and upward mobility, in the capitalist world … Continue readingHoward University Professor Ericka Blount Talks About Teaching at a HBCU, During the Covid Pandemic