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The good people at Oakland Local messed around and gave me a page:

http://oaklandlocal.com/people/og-penn

 

Here are a couple of articles that i’ve produced through thisOakland Local:

An article on a digital arts and culinary center in the heart of East Oakland…

http://oaklandlocal.com/article/east-oaklands-new-digital-arts-and-culinary-academy-dishes-out-recipe-success-community-voic

 

An article on America’s Got Talent and Oakland’s own “The PopLyfe” and their run to the (near) top…. dang.

http://oaklandlocal.com/article/oaklands-poplyfe-makes-finals-americas-got-talent-watch-them-tonight

Older articles….

An article on Augusta Collins, Bay Area Hall of Fame Guitarist…(Re-published by SF Gate)

http://blog.sfgate.com/inoakland/2011/01/24/music-mondays-oaklands-augusta-lee-collins-has-what-it-takes-to-play-the-blues/

 

An article on the classic debate of W.E.B. Du Bois vs. Booker T. Washington, and how that argument applies to today’s job market…

http://oaklandlocal.com/article/who-asked-us-young-blacks-vocational-training-or-liberal-arts-community-voices

 

Be sure to check Oaklandlocal.com

More articles to come!

Peace.

 

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Block Reportin’- JR Valrey

JR Valrey is a renown international journalist who, for years has been focused on producing media that sheds light on the social issues of the oppressed; he has recently published a book by the name of Block Reportin’.

 

The book is a compilation of over 30 interviews Valrey has conducted with individuals from all walks of life:
Paul Mooney, Cynthia McKinney, Mumia Abu Jamal, Freeway Ricky Ross, Mos Def, and Gil Scott Heron to name a few.

The book opens with an interview with one-time East Oakland drug kingpin Lil D, who is now incarcerated. The interview gives a modest peak into the life of Lil D: his past, his current state, and what he plans to do upon being released.
The first interview was just a taste for the pallet.The second interview was the hook…

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson and first male decedent of Malcolm X spoke to JR about the pressures of baring his grandfather’s name at a young age, the incident where a young Malcolm Shabazz lit a fire to a house that would burn down and take the life of his grandmother- Betty Shabazz, and the growth Malcolm Shabazz has experienced since that time.

His book, Block Reportin’ can be found at Marcus Books, Revolution Books, and a in your neighborhood as JR takes his book on tour… block to block.

I would like to publically salute JR Valrey for his work, dedication, and growth.

Much respect.