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

Music Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information Atron Gregory is a very talented music executive from northern California, who is responsible for signing Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur, and getting their careers started as major recording artists. On Saturday August 21, he is one of … Continue readingMusic Executive Atron Gregory Talks About Signing, and Working With the Late Shock G of Digital Underground

Abiodun of the Last Poets Talks About Impact After 50 Years, Weak Slogans in the Movement, and the Role of Artists Today

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information For the last 50 years, “The Last Poets” have been instrumental in politically educating Black Amerikkka, as well as the world, to our uphill battle against genocide and for liberation and self-determination in the land of the … Continue readingAbiodun of the Last Poets Talks About Impact After 50 Years, Weak Slogans in the Movement, and the Role of Artists Today

West Oakland’s Essential Food and Medicine is Nourishing the homeless, the seniors, and the impoverished, body and soul

By JR Valrey, Black New World Media Life in 2020 has taken the nation, if not the whole planet, into warp speed because we, the people, are forced to be more independent in solving some of the problems in the world. Some see that as … Continue readingWest Oakland’s Essential Food and Medicine is Nourishing the homeless, the seniors, and the impoverished, body and soul