Spoken Word in South Humboldt: Poetry, Wine & Crepes

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Meant to be a dinner and a show, Persimmons Garden Gallery in Redway, CA regularly has local music talent paired with their short, sweet and mainly vegetarian menu. Every Wednesday, Persimmons has Open-Mic night and on Friday, August 12 a special open-mic was scheduled by Eli Fowler, known to most as… Continue reading Spoken Word in South Humboldt: Poetry, Wine & Crepes

Oshun Ede The Artist Formally Known as Ms. Mo Betta Erotic Poetry: Soft Kisses

Oshun Ede The Artist Formally Known as Ms. Mo Betta Erotic Poetry: Soft Kisses Submitted By Oshun Ede Edited & Formatted By Aaris A. Schroeder Oshun Ede; the artist formerly known as Ms. Mo Betta is a singer, poet and author of “Ruby Redd The Diary” and “Latenight Whispers,” both available in manuscript form. Oshun… Continue reading Oshun Ede The Artist Formally Known as Ms. Mo Betta Erotic Poetry: Soft Kisses

How To Be An Oakland Warrior Woman

How To Be An Oakland Warrior Woman By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief West Oakland native, Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri, singer, songwriter and emcee, previously known as Isoke Custom Designs is the better half of Prosperity Movement with her husband WolfHawkJaguar and is now releasing her second solo album, “Warrior Woman” summer ’16. “I am so blessed… Continue reading How To Be An Oakland Warrior Woman

Poet Maurice Taylor Shares, “Racism”

Racism By Maurice Taylor Racism loves me so much it kills me slowly; Scared for my passing, Doesn’t want to be lonely. Every time I try to commit suicide, She cried And begged me to stay. Whenever I need food she laughed. When I was cold, locked her doors, But when I showed her, herself… Continue reading Poet Maurice Taylor Shares, “Racism”

Feel the Power of the Smooth Beast

Feel The Power of the Smooth Beast By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Most Recent Album: Smooth Beast Release Date: Winter 2016 Oakland, CA Smooth Beast, a traditional boom-bap style HipHop foursome with blues and Latin pizazz came together through “Return of the Cypher,” [R.O.T.C.] in ’14 at one of the few hip-hop venues/events left in… Continue reading Feel the Power of the Smooth Beast