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October 31, 2008

The Bay View newspaper’s big back page full of exciting photos in vibrant color has long been one of its most popular features. It has made newspaper readers out of countless youth as young as grade school age who are drawn to the Bay View by the photos and then proceed to read the stories. These are some of the photos that have appeared in the Bay View and some that have never before been published.

These women were some of the party-goers at a shindig at Too Short’s new studio in downtown Oakland. – Photo: Minister of Info JR
Rapper Jahi, Hip Hop journalist Davey D, Black Thought of the Roots and Rashad were chillin’ backstage at the Erykah Badu-Roots Concert at the Paramount in Oakland. – Photo: Minister of Information JR
Masses from the Chicago community and from all across the nation came to hear the politics, good music, and eat the free food at the ‘08 Chairman Fred Hampton Streetz Party, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the birth of Chairman Fred Hampton, of the Illionois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. – Photo: Minister of Information JR
Prisoners of Conscience Committee Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, POCC Coordinator Chui Clark, and Alexis standing post at the ‘08 Chairman Fred Hampton Streetz Party, on Chairman Fred Hampton Way, on August 31. Photo: Minister of Information JR
Master kora player Pa Bobo Jobarteh, known as a solo artist throughout The Gambia, West Africa, performed alongside other members of his family as the Kaira Band at the Art & Soul Festival in Oakland. – Photo: Kamau Amen-Ra
Hip Hop’s Funk Lord Erykah Badu rocked the Paramount in Oakland for two hours. Here she is giving a Black Power salute. – Photo: Minister of Information JR
Chicago natives Rhymefest and the POCC’s Chairman Fred Hampton Jr shared the stage at the ‘08 African Fest in Chicago. – Photo: Minister of Information JR
Under Survalance’s G-Wet and Mistah F.A.B. were enjoying one of their many home cooked meals. – Photo: Minister of Info JR
Up and coming Oakland rap star Chris Da Vth was kickin’ back at the PTB lab at the Hiero building in East Oakland. – Photo: Minister of Info JR

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