Rest In Peace: 14-Year-Old Honestie Hodges Dies From COVID-19, Went Viral At Age 11 After Being Abused By Police

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black community not only in regards to positives cases but also deaths. The Guardian noted a heartbreaking stat from the CDC that obliterates the idea that only older folks are susceptible to losing their lives to this growing pandemic: Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native youth constitute only 41% of the under-21 US population but comprise about 75% of all pediatric Covid-19 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control Sadly, one of the people who have joined this morbid statistic is 14-year-old Honestie Hodges. While her name…

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MEKANIX PRODUCER TALKS ABOUT DEBUT ALBUM “F.E.A.R.”, HIS STRUGGLES, AND HIP HOP NOT BEING 4 ELEMENTS PART 1

By The Minister of Information JR Valrey  By far, the most dominant production duo in Mobb Musik is the Mekanix; made up of 4 rAx and Tweed the Great. 4 rAx, known also for his legendary hooks on the music of rappers like Keak Da Sneak, J Stalin, The Delinquents, Mozzy, E-40, and more, has just dropped his new album of heat titled “F.E.A.R.”. One would expect any and every Mekanix production to beat up the speakers in your trunk, but unexpectedly 4 rAx, an avid fan of Hip Hop…

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TYGA MAKES IT RAIN AT FL STRIP CLUB … Hardly a Mask in Sight!!!

It’s COVID vs. Capitalism, and we know which one wins … at least at this Florida strip club where Tyga and everyone else are partying like it’s still 2019. The rapper proudly shared videos of himself throwing stacks of cash in the air as barely clad — and some fully nude — dancers did their thing … with absolutely zero pandemic precautions in place. In fact, other than one woman seen wearing a mask, you might forget the air in the Miami club could be raining down coronavirus along with all the…

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PUNCHING AT A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH BOXING TRAINER BILAL MAHASIN ON HIS RETURN FROM CHINA

By JR Valrey It is important for working class Black people, in the United States and around the globe, to know that the corporate mainstream media does not work in our people’s interest. So in times of a historic pandemic, it is important that we weigh out information from people with knowledgeable perspectives from all walks of life, who may be connected to the situation. Bilal Mahasin is a professional boxing trainer who was working in China when the CoronaVirus pandemic started taking shape in the country, and on the…

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Be Safe Tho: US Coronavirus Cases Hits Record Daily High With Over 140,000

In the United States, daily COVID-19 cases reached a record high on Wednesday when more than 140,000 new infections were reported. Source: NICOLAS TUCAT / Getty The previous record was set on Tuesday, with about 136,300 new positive cases. According to reports from CNN, Wednesday was also the ninth consecutive day the United States’ daily coronavirus count surpassed the 100,000 mark. Wednesday also brought 65,368 virus-related hospitalizations, which is nearly double the number that was reported exactly a month ago. This news comes as state and health officials across the country brace for increased virus…

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INTIMATE LIFE WITH HUEY P. NEWTON: HIS WIDOW FREDRIKA NEWTON SPEAKS (PART 3)

By JR Valrey Most of the United States’ population is tired of the corporate puppet show aka US Elections, and is beginning to realize that no matter who is in office, the government has, and had for centuries, an agenda to oppress low income Black people in this capitalist country; as we can see with police terror aimed at us, a lack of universal healthcare, lack of low income housing, hardly any assistance with educating Black children during Covid, the ever expanding prison population, discriminatory loan practices, and more. Mainstream…

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CORONAVIRUS HALLELUJAH!!! VACCINE 90% EFFECTIVE

At last!!! It looks like a COVID vaccine is on the horizon that will change the world. Pfizer just released incredible data — preliminary though it is — showing they’ve developed a vaccine that is MORE THAN 90% EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS. That level of protection matches the effectiveness of the measles vaccine, which has effectively wiped out that disease. Scientists were warning a vaccine might only be 55% effective … maybe slightly higher, but we hadn’t heard percentages like this before in the various trials. The stock market…

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SUPPORT BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES!

by Xion Abiodun During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many ups and downs in both society and in the economy. But there have been major improvements for many Black-owned businesses. With everything going on in the world, especially the increasing racial terrorism, a majority of Black people have become more conscious. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve also realized the significance of supporting Black-owned businesses. Have you realized that Oakland has a Chinatown and a “little Mexico” (Fruitvale district), but not a specifically Black-owned business district? Have you ever wondered…

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THE OAKLAND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION IS STILL NEGOTIATING WITH OUSD ABOUT ‘20-21 SCHOOL YEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY

By JR Valrey Kehinde Salter and the Oakland Education Association have been doing a wonderful job at representing the teachers, parents, students, and community who are concerned about their health, well being, and education as the ‘20-’21 school year has officially begun, during the pandemic. Currently distance learning is the order of the day, but it is not the only issue being discussed. As a community, we can not blink, when it comes to defending our youth and teachers, being put in unhealthy situations so diabolical administrators and government officials…

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