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Monthly Archives: September 2023

Ovrkast in the Oakland art scene

"But this EP I just put out is me saying I know now."

Fungi and plant based medicine is becoming more popular

by Minister of Information JR Valrey From ‘20-’22, there was a scamdemic lockdown in the US and around the world where the governments, Big Pharma...

City Ball remembers San Francisco athletes

by Lee Hubbard San Francisco – The indoor gym at the San Francisco Christian Center on Mission Street on the border of San Francisco and...

The rise of Hunters Point rapper and actor Money Tut

by Minister of Information JR Valrey I came across the musical works of Money Tut and the group EIGHTY3, when I was the tour manager...

‘Crowns’ comes to the Bay Area Sept. 9 through Oct. 6

“Crowns” plays at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek from Sept. 9 - Oct. 6, 2023. 

Tactics of division: Undermining unity among Black communities in America 

One of the most infamous instances of strategic division was the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) initiated by J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s.

The Oakland International Film Festival runs through Sept. 23 

We are rediscovering Oakland through the Oakland International Film Festival, intending to raise more awareness about these businesses and Oakland in general.

No place for old men

Today, men in their 70s and 80s roll around here in wheelchairs or hobble on walkers or even stroll with the help of canes.

Herm Lewis from Hunters Point tells his story: Part 1

We were legendary. We started off building a reputation from being young kids physically able to defend ourselves as far as street fights go, and then as the years went by, we all became attracted to the finer things in life.

Racism appears even in a place of grief

Often Black people are mishandled even when grieving a fresh loss of a loved one because there is little consequence to mishandling such a vulnerable community.

Scends reminds us of our roots

Immediately when you walk in, you’ve entered history. Familiar Black icons hang on the walls, and the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable.

Brick fest meditation

While we participate in these types of activities, I stress the importance of making sure these beautiful Black babies understand that they come from a legacy of master builders, architects and engineers.

‘Keep Families Close’ bill makes visitation easier for incarcerated parents of minor children

In California, thousands of incarcerated parents are placed more than 500 miles from their children and struggle to maintain contact with their children.

Oakland Institute for Boxing

Boxing has been my life pretty much. It’s something that fell into place naturally for me as a fighter.

Banko Brown: When crime pre-emption becomes murder

by Jeremy Miller “Pre-crime is both hypothetical and tangible. It brings the real consequence of an imagined future into the present.” – Jude McCulloch and...

Azi Taylor introduction!

"I realized that this is a newspaper that speaks to the Black community as well as gives the community a voice."

Cornel West offers voters a choice

“We can end poverty, endless war, cop cities, mass incarceration and ecological collapse, and provide housing, health care, reproductive rights, reparations, education and thriving wages for all,” Cornell West declared.