Al Robles Living Library Project


Al Robles - Poet, Community Scholar, Revolutionary Teacher, Activist and Poverty Hero

The Al Robles Living Library Project honors the community literary spirit of Al Robles with writing projects, art and performance with the goal of inspiring future poets and community scholars like Uncle Al Robles 

Letter to Iris Canada

I have been thinking of you.  There’s an emptiness since you left us.  I do not speak merely of your physical presence--the presence of an elder whose mere gestures and silence spoke of the community that was built by hands such as yours—a community that is being taken away from us;  but a presence that was as real as any tourist landmark—more real, in fact, because you spoke to us, to our core of what it means to be an elder, a black woman in San Francisco. You refused to be silenced.&nb

10 years 2007-2017 The Best of Krip-Hop Nation. Happy B. Day KHN

Press Release

January/2017

Krip-Hop Nation Tenth Anniversary CD Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Filipino American History--Our Legacy is Not for Sale!

I am proud to be Filipino, Filipino-American.  I am proud of our legacy in America.  I love the laughter and resilience of my people.  I love the sound of their laughter, their thick voices of different tongues.  I love my people 365 days a year.  I love the Filipino youth who stand up for their community.  I love our generosity.  I love how gracious we are while at the same time possess the fiercest fire when defending our community.  The sun rises

Broken Windows Theory is Broken

Poor, Houseless, Disabled and Criminalized Mamaz, Daddys, Elders and Youth Release Findings on the Racist , Classist Broken Windows Theory

Dying on the Digital Streets

Tech Addiction of Our Children & the Gentrifyers who "Deal"the Digital Drug

By Lisa "Tiny" Gray-Garcia/daughter of dee, mama of Tiburcio

Standing Up For Marcus Books-The Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore in the Country

Marcus Books- the Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore in the Country Faces closure due to 21st Century Devil-opment (as we call it at POOR Magazine) & Real Estate Snakkking. London Breed proposed a legislation to keep the store and the family that launched the revolution in their proper home. The Legislation was unanimously approved to go before the board. Stay Tuned! - the Fight continues.

October Light Undiminished--Remembering Poet Jeff Tagami

The poet Al Robles once posed this question: What happens when a poet dies?

 

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