VACCINATION ASSASSINATION? TIME IS TICKING ON THE MURDER INVESTIGATION OF ZUMBI OF ZION I AT ALTA BATES HOSPITAL

By JR Valrey, the People’s Minister of Information After performing at a show in Nevada City on July 24, Steve “Zumbi” Gaines of the internationally known Hip Hop group Zion I, was recovering from Covid 19, that he contracted along with 30 other people that were there. He also had asthma, which had been bothering him recently, most likely aggravated by the Covid. At 5:16am, on August 13th, Berkeley Police were called to Alta Bates Hospital and on arrival, they began to handcuff an unidentified man that nurses and hospital…

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Video Shows Man Being Robbed of $20K Chain He Bought with Lottery Winnings

  A Detroit man was recently beaten and robbed for his $20,000 gold chain at a gas station, which was caught on surveillance footage. The man, Jamal, spoke to Click on Detroit, telling them that he won $30,000 in the lottery, and he splurged on a $20,000 gold chain. He was wearing the chain while in the gas station when he was targeted by a group of three people, one who grabbed him from behind and snatched the chain off of his neck as he fell to the ground. The…

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Teyana Taylor Makes History as Maxim’s First Black “Sexiest Woman Alive”

  Teyana Taylor has made history after being named Maxim’s first-ever Black “Sexiest Woman Alive” on their annual Hot 100 list. Teyana reacted to the news on Instagram, writing, “Somebody pinch me!!!! WOW….Stepping back in front of the lens has been a journey of self-reflection and self-confidence. Living up to name and title of this shoot wholeheartedly made me nervous. As a entrepreneur, wife, a busy mother of two & working behind the lens in my director bag I tend to hide behind my sweats & vintage tees, My ‘Spike…

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SONGSTRESS KEIDRA’S SINGLE “BODY” GIVES THE BAY AREA A NEW SOUND

By JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information Beyond the revolution, prostitution, the drug scene, tech, and independent Hip Hop, Oakland is known for its production of talented female vocalists that either were developed in the Town, or that passed through to hone their craft. Former Oakland residents like Kehlani, Ledisi, and Keyshia Cole have lived and breathed the Oakland experience growing up, while Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child, India.Arie, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., and many others came, actively studied while here, and recorded with the legendary D’Wayne Wiggins of the Oakland R&B…

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THE HIP HOP RETURN OF THE LYRICAL MASTERMIND YOUNG GULLY

By JR Valrey, the People’s Minister of Information Oakland has a history of superb Hip Hop story-tellers although the Town has never received the credit for it, wordsmiths like: Askari X, Boots from the Coup, Seagram, V. White, the Luniz, 3X Crazy, BadnFluenz, Poohman, Father Dom, Dru Down, Casual, Opio, Tajai, and Saafir could paint exquisite pictures with words that have paved the way for today’s lyrical giants like Beeda Weeda, Zumbi, J. Stalin, Shady Nate, Lil Blood, Karega Bailey, and Brookfield Deuce to take the Hip Hop story-telling throne.…

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THE ULTIMATE GAMING LEAGUE HAS MADE SHELTER IN PLACE MORE TOLERABLE

By JR Valrey The Information Age has made the world that we live in, a very fast moving and different place than it was 35 years ago, when we saw the invention of the first home gaming systems: Atari and Colecovision. Competitive gaming used to be about Frogger and Pacman, then it moved up to Tecmo Bowl and Double Dribble, then Madden and NBA 2K came out, and that is where we are in gaming history. What was once a fun pastime in the neighborhood, has turned into a full…

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BLACK PANTHER ARTIST M. GAYLE ASALI DICKSON TALKS ABOUT HER LIFE IN THE BLACK PEOPLE’S ARMY

By JR Valrey Some of us can name off the leadership of the Black Panther Party, but just as important we must remember the everyday community leaders, that served the people on behalf of the Black Panther Party, and gave it their all. These were the everyday Panthers that worked at the Free Breakfast Program, the Liberation School, and the free health clinics, worked on the Black Panther Newspaper, as well as in dozens of other Survival Programs. These people who participated from all over the nation, in one of…

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OAKLAND MAN REPATRIATES TO GHANA AND GETS A SECOND WIND AT LIFE

By JR Valrey Africa has always been a distant dream for Black people, in the Americas, that have thought about escaping this horrid, social, white supremacists imperial kingdom that the colonizers have created. The late Kwame Ture aka Stokley Carmichael, was one of the biggest advocates for the descendants of enslaved Africans to return to the Motherland, to assist in the creation of the United States of Africa. With the modern political creation of super-nations like the European Union, it is in Africa’s interest to tear down colonial borders on…

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WOMEN OF BLACK PANTHER PARTY MURAL PROJECT IS UNVEILED ON FEB 14TH – WBPPMURAL.COM

July 28, 1968 – Oakland, California, USA: Kathleen Cleaver, communications secretary and the first female member of the Party’s decision-making Central Committee, talks with Black Panthers from Los Angeles who came to the Free Huey rally in Bobby Hutton Park (named by the Panthers Bobby Hutton Park) in West Oakland (Stephen Shames/Polaris) On October 28, 1967, Oakland police officer John Frey was shot to death in an altercation with Huey P. Newton during a traffic stop. In the stop, Newton and backup officer Herbert Heanes also suffered gunshot wounds. Newton…

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Watch This ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ Featurette And Understand Why It’s Important You Know Fred Hampton’s Name

One of the most important films of the year, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ lands in theaters February 12th. The movie makes it’s Sundance Festival debut this week and the film has an all-day virtual summit on Tuesday, February 2nd. We’re excited to exclusively share a featurette from the film which shares footage as well as commentary from writer/director Shaka King, producers Ryan Coogler and Charles King and actors Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Dominique Fishback reflecting on the power of Chairman Fred Hampton, his legacy and the importance that the world know that…

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