Downtown Oakland Welcomes Its Newest Black Owned Establishment “Elaine’s Cajun Cuisine Restaurant”

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Since the covid shelter-in-place mandate began on March 12, 2020, a large number of restaurants and other businesses, in the downtown Oakland area, have recently been facing permanent closure; most notably the jazz club/sushi bar, “Yoshi’s”, in … Continue readingDowntown Oakland Welcomes Its Newest Black Owned Establishment “Elaine’s Cajun Cuisine Restaurant”

Slaying Demons: an interview with Karega Bailey on Healing from Extreme Loss

By The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey Right after the capitalist driven Christmas/Kwanzaa season, it is important to remember what love is and what really matters, especially at a time when we are being propagandized to buy, buy, buy. Two of the members of … Continue readingSlaying Demons: an interview with Karega Bailey on Healing from Extreme Loss

East Oakland’s No Vultures Podcast Documents the History of Bay Area Hip Hop and More

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information No Vultures Podcast, is where Oakland specifically, and people from the Bay, go to get valid Bay Area history. Much like his older cousin, Sway in the Morning, Lord Rab, the host of No Vultures and founder, … Continue readingEast Oakland’s No Vultures Podcast Documents the History of Bay Area Hip Hop and More

The Teachers Union and The Oakland Unified School District Battle Over Re-Opening of Schools Plan

By JR Valrey The year 2020 can be described as one of the most uncertain years on record, where everything society has considered normal, has been thrown into disarray. Right beside employment and housing, the nation is dealing with an educational system that is bursting … Continue readingThe Teachers Union and The Oakland Unified School District Battle Over Re-Opening of Schools Plan

Reminiscent of Oscar: San Leandro Police Officer Indicted For Killing Steven Taylor in Walmart in April

By JR Valrey December 8th, at 9am, San Leandro Officer Jason Fletcher is set to appear in court, in Dublin, after being indicted on September 15th, for the killing of Steven Taylor.  San Leandro police officer Jason Fletcher is charged with voluntary manslaughter, after the … Continue readingReminiscent of Oscar: San Leandro Police Officer Indicted For Killing Steven Taylor in Walmart in April

The Black Woman is God Exhibition Begins Friday Virtually With Black Women Artists and Musicians Including Georgia Anne Muldrow, Zap Mama, Bobi Cespedes, and more

By JR Valrey “The Black Woman is God Art Exhibition” is a long running tradition in the Black Bay Area that highlights and celebrates the divine feminine energy in our communities, held by Black women. Founder Karen Seneferu is a major cultural and artistic force … Continue readingThe Black Woman is God Exhibition Begins Friday Virtually With Black Women Artists and Musicians Including Georgia Anne Muldrow, Zap Mama, Bobi Cespedes, and more

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)

The Oakland Black Business Fund is Working to Keep Black Businesses Alive at a Critical Economic Time

By JR Valrey Three out of four Black businesses are expected to close permanently, because they will not be able to weather the seemingly-unending financial storm that COVID’s shelter in place, and closure of non-essential businesses has created, since the March 12th shutdown. As businesses … Continue readingThe Oakland Black Business Fund is Working to Keep Black Businesses Alive at a Critical Economic Time