Oakland Singer Keidra On Stage, Alongside Internationally Known Tony, Toni, Tone Performed at Historic Festival in Ghana

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information In late July ‘21, I was honored to be the road manager for the Tony Toni Tone’s “Timeless” Tour, which also featured singer Keidra On Stage, to Panafest in Accra, Cape Coast, and Elmina in Ghana, West Africa. … Continue readingOakland Singer Keidra On Stage, Alongside Internationally Known Tony, Toni, Tone Performed at Historic Festival in Ghana

Muralist Tim B. Talks About Performative Activism, and Creating Aerosol Murals to Combat It, His Life’s Work, and More

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information In the spirit of Black New World Media giving people their flowers to smell before they die, I have to introduce a legendary artist from Oakland, who has gone virtually unnamed among the great muralists of the area. … Continue readingMuralist Tim B. Talks About Performative Activism, and Creating Aerosol Murals to Combat It, His Life’s Work, and More

The Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information  School’s all over San Francisco have been opening in phases, as society’s fear of the corona virus is starting to subside. Now that students have been stuck in distance-learning for over a year, there are a host of … Continue readingThe Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

Oakland’s Beast on a Beat Champ Green Talks About Droppin’ New Album and His Lyrical Hustle Through the Pandemic

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

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