By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information The first president of Ghana, the late great Kwame Nkrumah, once said that a man is not measured by where he is at, but by how far he has come. Benny Blessed is a successful local entrepreneur in … Continue readingFrom Depression to Development: The Story of West Oakland Marketing Guru Benny Blessed
By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information I’ve been the host for Small Stage Sesh, since it began. It is a live music showcase that happens every Monday at D’Wayne Wiggins’ Compound in East Oakland, and one of the perks of the job, is that … Continue readingLODDY DOLLY the Bay Area R&B Sensation Speaks
By The Minister of Information JR Valrey For those not aware, the Bay Area is going through a Hip Hop renaissance right now, and Frisco in particular is on fire, like never before. Rhyme slangers like Lil’ Kayla, Larry June, Young Quinn, Prezi, Stunna, and … Continue readingHunter’s Point Wordslanger Footz the Beast Collaborates with West Oakland’s J.Stalin to Create “COVID41510”
Black British Counselor Karla Van-Pitterson speaks on her thoughts on Trump, the recent insurrection in Washington DC, and her practice. Tune in.
Recently I spoke with counselor Karla Van-Pitterson, who is in London, England about her thoughts on mental health in the Black community, and the Covid 19 response in the UK, as well as similarities and differences between the UK and US.
Black British Counselor Karla Van-Pitterson speaks on mental health in the Black community in the UK, during Covid 19, as well as the similarities and differences between the responses in the UK and the US.
By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information While federal Black elected officials come to grips with the fact, that the Capitol Police, on January 6th, did nothing to quell a coordinated mass assassination attempt on them, as Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley and Maxine Waters have … Continue readingBART and the Oakland City Council’s Black Elected Officials Support Oscar Grant’s Family Call for Murder Charges After Sealed Records Release
By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information San Francisco County’s District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton has been on the frontline all throughout 2020, introducing innovative and ground-breaking legislation such as the C.A.R.E.N. Act, which was designed to put an end to mostly white people, … Continue readingSan Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton Introduces Hazard Pay for Essential Workers in San Francisco County
By The Minister of Information JR Valrey By far, the most dominant production duo in Mobb Musik is the Mekanix; made up of 4 rAx and Tweed the Great. 4 rAx, known also for his legendary hooks on the music of rappers like Keak Da … Continue readingMekanix Producer Talks About Debut Album “F.E.A.R.”, His Struggles, and Hip Hop Not Being 4 Elements Part 1