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

Bay Area Songstress Andrezia Releases Single “Sunshine” For the Upcoming Summer

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information  Bay Area songstress Andrezia has recently dropped a single, perfect for the upcoming summer, called “Sunshine”; where she serenades an allusion to the classic Roy Ayers song “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” in the hook, briefly. In this … Continue readingBay Area Songstress Andrezia Releases Single “Sunshine” For the Upcoming Summer

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

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

Liberation Park’s Skating Rink, Drive-in Movie Theater, and Akoma Farmer’s Market Brings Life to East Oakland This Summer

By JR Valrey One of the most exciting things locally, to happen during the Covid pandemic is the explosion of activity at Liberation Park, at East Oakland’s Eastmont Mall; a farmers market has been launched, a drive-in movie theater has been created, and a roller … Continue readingLiberation Park’s Skating Rink, Drive-in Movie Theater, and Akoma Farmer’s Market Brings Life to East Oakland This Summer