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

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

Black muralist Kufu attacks the walls of East Oakland to show us our fighting heart and soul

Kufu’s unfinished mural at 87th off of International in East Oakland depicts Marcus Garvey, Huey P. Newton, Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik Shabazz and Angela Davis, alongside many other community heroes. by JR Valrey, Black New World Media Driving down International and 87th Ave, like I … Continue readingBlack muralist Kufu attacks the walls of East Oakland to show us our fighting heart and soul