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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REMINISCENT OF OSCAR: SAN LEANDRO POLICE OFFICER INDICTED FOR KILLING STEVEN TAYLOR IN WALMART IN APRIL

By JR Valrey December 8th, at 9am, San Leandro Officer Jason Fletcher is set to appear in court, in Dublin, after being indicted on September 15th, for the killing of Steven Taylor.  San Leandro police officer Jason Fletcher is charged with voluntary manslaughter, after the fatal incident on April of 2020, inside of a Wal-mart. Steven Taylor, reportedly, was having a mental breakdown, and 40 seconds after Officer Fletcher arrived on the scene, Taylor’s life was seeping onto the floor from a gaping gunshot wound in his chest. The proceeding…

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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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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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IT’S ABOUT TIME BLACK PANTHER ARCHIVES TURN 25 THIS YEAR

By JR Valrey Black Panther Bill Jennings aka BJ, has been one of the leading archivists and historians in the world, that has made it his life’s work to document the history, legacy, and politics of the revolutionary Black Panther Party, co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15, 1966, in Oakland California. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the It’s About Times archives, which has played a monumental role collecting photos and memorabilia, and also organizing a myriad of events, over the decades, that have paid…

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INTIMATE LIFE WITH HUEY P. NEWTON: HIS WIDOW FREDRIKA NEWTON SPEAKS (PART 2)

By JR Valrey With the presidential elections days away, and with the strong possibility that the former San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, supposedly from Oakland, could be the nation’s first half Black/half Indian vice president, it is very important to highlight Black revolutionary love, in the midst of this media storm of Black petit-bourgeois admiration for Harris’ upward mobility in the neo-colonialist framework, called today’s U.S. government. It is important to remember the revolutionary ancestors that refused to compromise with the system like Oakland’s native…

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INTIMATE LIFE WITH HUEY P. NEWTON: HIS WIDOW FREDRIKA NEWTON SPEAKS (PART 1)

By JR Valrey, the People’s Minister of Information  The co-founder, Minister of Defense, and chief theoretician of the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton was a very unique and complex individual, who came up in the streets of West Oakland. There have been many studies, stories, and accounts about what this man thought, stood for, and was able to accomplish with the help of the Black Panther Party in his life, but there is not a lot that has been written about who this man was, in the most intimate…

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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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The Return Fire Movement :Self Preservation is a human right

by JR Valrey, Black New World Journalists Society “An unarmed people are slaves or are subject to slavery at any given moment” – Huey P. Newton, co-founder and Minister of Defense of the Black Panther Party After a few weeks of rebellions in dozens of cities nationwide in response to the police murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Black people, in the Bay Area and beyond, have begun to plan to live in a post-COVID-19 society and a post-2020 rebellion society, which basically translates into…

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