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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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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