From Employee to Business Owner: Lela Nicole’s Zynful Beauty Products are Becoming Wildly Popular

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information  The silver lining in the world being shut down because of the Covid pandemic for the last two years, was that working people had more time on their hands than usual; most either were allowed to work … Continue readingFrom Employee to Business Owner: Lela Nicole’s Zynful Beauty Products are Becoming Wildly Popular

The Looters’ Politik: A Black Community View on the Recent Looting Locally and Nationwide

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information Headlines nationwide are splattered with “Smash and Grab-gangs are Looting High-End Consumer Districts Nationwide”. The message that the media is sending is of fear, and it could not be conveyed in a more fluid way. Who should be … Continue readingThe Looters’ Politik: A Black Community View on the Recent Looting Locally and Nationwide

From Behind the Scenes Work With Planet Asia, Zion I, and Mystic to Music Supervisor of “All The Queens Men” at Tyler Perry Studios: Meet Walt Liquor

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information When I was in the 7th grade, my mother moved our family to Fremont, California, which is 30 mins away from the areas that I was most familiar with at the time, Oakland and Alameda. I enrolled at … Continue readingFrom Behind the Scenes Work With Planet Asia, Zion I, and Mystic to Music Supervisor of “All The Queens Men” at Tyler Perry Studios: Meet Walt Liquor

The Black Panther Party Celebrates 55th Anniversary in Oakland This October

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information  The 55th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, will be celebrated this year in Oakland California. Panthers from all over the U.S. and world are coming to celebrate the legacy … Continue readingThe Black Panther Party Celebrates 55th Anniversary in Oakland This October

OUSD Votes on Wednesday Whether or Not Covid 19 Vaccines Will Be Mandatory For Students

By Xion Abiodun On Wednesday, September 22nd the board of education will vote to mandate vaccines for all students in the OUSD (Oakland Unified School District), ages 12 and up. With Los Angeles, and San Francisco being able to mandate vaccines, people are fearful that … Continue readingOUSD Votes on Wednesday Whether or Not Covid 19 Vaccines Will Be Mandatory For Students

The Oakland International Film Fest Sept 16-25, ‘21 Has Expanded Virtually

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information  The Oakland International Film Festival, one of the Bay Area’s premiere events, will take place this year from September 16-25, screening dozens of films created locally, nationally, and internationally. All of the films will be available online, and … Continue readingThe Oakland International Film Fest Sept 16-25, ‘21 Has Expanded Virtually

Intimate Life with Huey P. Newton: His Widow Fredrika Newton Speaks (Part 2)

By JR Valrey With the presidential elections days away, and with the strong possibility that the former San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, supposedly from Oakland, could be the nation’s first half Black/half Indian vice president, it is very important to … Continue readingIntimate Life with Huey P. Newton: His Widow Fredrika Newton Speaks (Part 2)