Help rebuild 14-year-old Jeremiah, struck by a stray bullet in East Oakland

by Oakland Bureau Chief JR Valrey Aug. 8, the day after getting the news that Kali O’Ray, the director of the San Francisco Black Film Festival, passed away, I got the news that my cousin’s cousin “Cuban Pete” was murdered in Oakland in a different incident, and my comrade Chester from the Black Panther Commemoration Committee was also shot in a separate incident still. This was in addition to a dreaded text from one of my friends that I have known for most of my life, that her sons had…

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