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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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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OAKLAND BACK TO ITS POLITICAL HIP HOP ROOTS WITH “TIMES UP REMIX” FEATURING V-WHITE, MR. ILL, AND ANT DIDDLEY DOGG

By JR Valrey Known mostly for being a celebrity barber, the East Oakland raised Brownie Blendz has began to make noise in the streets, during Corona, with his music-making hobby, in particular with his political songs “Times Up” and the “Times Up remix” featuring Oakland rap legends, V-White, Mr Ill, and Ant Didley Dogg. West Oakland, since the 40’s, has been the home of jazz, home ownership, and Black Power. East Oakland is remembered mostly for the dope dealers in the dope era, the Eastbay Dragons Motorcycle Club, and the…

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NO JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR

By Xion Abiodun I have been alive for 16 years now, and I consider that a pretty long time. But I was not alive long enough to know that Black people do not receive any kind of justice in this country. It has been months since the horrific murder of Breonna Taylor and a $12 million dollar settlement has been given to her family but no one has been indicted for her murder. Putting her murderers in jail will not bring her back, but it will make sure that these…

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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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WEST OAKLAND’S ESSENTIAL FOOD AND MEDICINE IS NOURISHING THE HOMELESS, THE SENIORS, AND THE IMPOVERISHED, BODY AND SOUL POSTED ON

By JR Valrey, Black New World Media Life in 2020 has taken the nation, if not the whole planet, into warp speed because we, the people, are forced to be more independent in solving some of the problems in the world. Some see that as we are being pushed past a point of desperation, while others see it as a new beginning to an independent way of thinking. The 2020 Covid pandemic has taught us that regular human services are hard to come by during this current pandemic period, and…

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