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POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.

All of POOR's programs are focused on providing non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and education with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, landlessness, indigenous resistance, disability and race locally and globally.

POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

The Mysterious Death of John Visor

“Everyone in the hotel was saying how happy John was, that he would never have ended his own life,” power-FULL, superbabymama Stephanie Grant said through tears over the phone. Stephanie, who like John Visor, was a witness to the San Francisco poLice murder of Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat over a year and a half ago, was discussing the increasingly suspicious death of her long-time boyfriend and comrade John in the Mission hotel last week.

Leroy's Suggestions on Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities Beyond Training.....

Yes I talk a lot about the problems so here are some of my suggestions toward police brutality against people with disabilities and who are Deaf.
 
SOME of My Suggestions:  So what can we do as a community/movement?
 
A. Switching the focuus from what police need to what the community needs.

The Pathetic and Dangerous "Struggle" of Bored, White, Middle Class Bullys

Other than the terrifying 21st century hetero-patriarchal kkklan-colonial violence I couldnt tell what else bothered me about Charlottesville and Berkeley and all the other sites of this recent wave of amerikkklan hate.

Colin Kaepernick. The NFL and Black August

I was born in the City of Steel aka  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when the Steelers came in the National Football League (NFL) and began their climb as the greatest football franchise in the history of the NFL.  As a life long football fan, watching football games is something I have enjoyed for the majority of my life.  As it was quoted in the film “Concussion”  it was said that “the NFL has its own day of the week”.  
 

LONG LIVE BLACK AUGUST! VITA WA WATU!

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done; discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

The Responses To Krip-Hop's Track SSI Dollarz By Men In San Bruno Jail

Back in the late 90's I and Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia​ had the honor to present our work in San Bruno jail.  In July of 2017 I had another opportunity to present  my work, this time, Krip-Hop Nation under Poetry For the People's teacher Amalia Alvarez​. The men responded great to the videos, songs and talk all about Black disabled issues from Hip-Hop to police brutality but the spark was the song by Keith Jones​ and I entitled SSI Dollarz.  We ended the class by writing what they thought of the presentation and a cypher.

Po' Food Kills more Poor People than Guns

Youth Poverty Scholars Investigative Team #100 - Sahara, Seven, Zosia & Sasha Findings

In Deecolonize Academy/POOR Magazine summer camp, we researched food from a local liquor store in our black and brown community. We broke into two investigative youth groups and we looked at, the healthy and unhealthy benefits in the food.

The Razor Wire Plantations & Penal Abolition -Report back and Reflections from a Poverty Skola on ICOPA 17

We walk back and forth in a jail-cel everyday -its called your doorways
tent cities
Bus benches
and Metal chairs in the emergency room
waiting to be seen…
excerpt from the PoorHouse to the JailHouse by tiny

“Prison abolition is different than penal abolition- we don’t just want to get rid of the structures- we want to get rid of the whole system that functions to destroy people, said Ashanti Alston, Black Panther and penal abolitionist.

Unhoused families resist Poverty Pimping & Scamlords in DC

My name is Jewel Stroman. Last summer I went from being homeless with my family to obtaining a 2 story brick house in 60 days and becoming a Community Activist. I started a movement advocating not only for my family, but for all families placed at Motel 6 by DC Dept of Human Services & Virginia Williams Family Resource Center.

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