By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information Plants have been on the front line of keeping humans anatomically, as well as mentally, and spiritually healthy, since the dawn of humanity. Plants create oxygen, as well as create energy, that we call food, for our cells … Continue readingUsing Plants for Health Purposes: an interview with herbalist Lea Nicole
By The Minister of Information JR If anybody won musically this year, out of the Bay, it is the poetics of Champ Green, who just dropped his “Agape Elephant in the Room” project yesterday. The heavy metaphor-laden wordsmith is also one of the frontmen for … Continue readingOakland’s Beast on a Beat Champ Green Talks About Droppin’ New Album and His Lyrical Hustle Through the Pandemic
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
By JR Valrey I have read social media post after post, about how terrible 2020 has been for the average residents of the U.S.; people who are used to living relatively comfortable lives. It has become trendy to complain about the pandemic, the Shelter in … Continue readingThe Family of Innocent 14 year old Hit By Bullet in East Oakland in August, Still Needs Our Help
By The Minister of Information JR Sean “Stone” Ramsey since landing back home, from a trek behind enemy lines, has turned into an entrepreneurial beast: having authored 3 street lit books and a children’s book, completed the Blunk Funk 2 Compilation, became the COO of … Continue readingMade of Stone: an interview with the Oakland Hip Hop and Cannabis Mogul Sean “Stone” Ramsey
By The People’s Minister of Information JR 4 rAx, the legendary Oakland producer, known for being one half of the legendary Mobb Musik Hip Hop production squad, the Mekanix, has recently dropped his debut album “F.E.A.R.”, and in part 2 of this interview, we explore … Continue readingMekanix Producer 4-rAx Talks Debut Album F.E.A.R., Creative Process, and Working Through the Pandemic part 2
by JR Valrey, Black New World Media The Black Organizing Project has been a frontline community organization in Oakland for over a decade, and they recently have led the people to victory in the fight to eliminate the Oakland Police Department from the public school … Continue readingOakland-based Black Organizing Project leads the community in kicking cops out of OUSD
Kevin Robinson by JR Valrey, Black New World Media Over the last five months, the educational system has been ravaged by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, which was announced on March 12, 2020, by Mayor London Breed. Children have been government mandated to attend school via … Continue readingShould SFUSD-owned KALW be mandated to air more student and community voices during and after shelter-in-place?