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:

Resist Uncle Sam Scams: welfareQUEENs Report--Stimulus Fund short-term jobs must better support poor parents!

Vivian Hain/PNN
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It’s been a little over two years since I graduated with my B.A. degree in Humanities Public Policy while surviving on welfare with my three young daughters, thinking that not only would I be able to help change the world for the better, but to also have the sole ability to pull my family out of poverty and get a stable living wage job.

It was a warm night...A poem in honor of a young brother, Idriss Stelley, shot down by police

 

It was a warm night
the kind that drips
with pain

It was a warm night
filled with whispers
and screams

you can peel that
kind of night away
with your fingernails -
you can cry into
that kind of night
and no-one will hear you

it was a warm night
filled with you ...

I was born here:Landless African Descendent Elder fights racism, classism and the Amerikkka just-US system--and wins!

Landless African descendant elder fights Amerikkkan just-us and wins!

by Tiny, aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, poverty scholar and daughter of Dee

We took them from you before: one family's nightmare with mistaken identity and abuse of Child Protective Services.

Marlon Crump/PNN
Tuesday, April 22, 2008;

"Why do you have all of your kids? We took them all from you before?" a San Leandro Police Officer spoke roughly to Elsa Maldonado.

Confused and shocked, Elsa watched as the police officers put handcuffs on her husband and wrongly accused him of a crime he didn't commit.

"No one has ever taken away my family before. Get those handcuffs off of my husband he didn't do anything wrong!" she screamed while her husband tried again and again to explain that he didn't know who "Monica" was or why the police were arresting him.

The Baddest Black Newspaper in the Bay: THE BAYVIEW FACING SHUTDOWN

The San Franscisco BAYVIEW Newspaper faces shutdown!

Marlon Crump/PoorNewsNetwork
Thursday, August 21, 2008;

"Since the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper will now only be an online newspaper, one of the biggest concerns is that people who are incarcerated will no longer be heard."

I learned this recently from longtime re-porters, su-pporters, activists, community members, and voices of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper.

Contrary to the legendary newspaper line often heard on television, this really "stopped the presses" for me!

SF Walk Against Rape

Marlon Crump/PNN
Thursday, May 14, 2009;

"It means breaking out of the silence of crying alone!"

As I awoke, I quickly rubbed the sleep from my eyes, cobwebs from my head, and weariness from my body. I then checked the time on my cell phone:

It was 10:35 a.m.

The David Campos Story: Making Sure that All people are heard

MARLON CRUMP
Thursday, October 2, 2008

"There is a legislation of an immigrant's Municipal I.D Card. We want to make sure that the police department (San Francisco Police Department) acknowledge immigrant rights."

In the upcoming November 2008 election for District 9's current incumbent, Tom Ammiano's seat, San Francisco Board of Police Commissioner David Campos voiced his concerns regarding a number of issues, including immigrant rights here, in San Francisco, CA to my fellow POOR Magazine comrades.

I Am Un-armed-Don't Shoot! Marlon Crump, Queennandi, and RAM re-port and sup-port on Oct 22nd Day to end po'lice brutality!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

“I am unarmed, please don’t shoot!” 
Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow!

(Eight shots by a po-lice officer, according to a speaker.)
“This our holocaust!”

A couple of giant black banners are brandished in the crowd, bearing names and pictures of young lives like unsolved cold cases:

Sheila Detoy, 1998 
Idriss Stelley, 2001 
Asa Sullivan, 2006 
Sean Bell, 2006 
Gary King Jr. 2007 
Michael Cho, 2007 
Anita Gay, 2008 
Andrew Moppin, 2008 
Brownie Polk, 2009 
Oscar Grant, 2009

Elder Jazz Great Tells It Like It Is: Jimmy Scott

Elder Jazz Great Tells It Like It Is:  Jimmy Scott

Krip-Hop Nation:
I’m so honored to have a chance to interview you and saw you at Yoshi’s in San Francisco in February 2010.  There is so much to talk about but I want to talk about your experience with a disability in the music industry back in the day and now, your friendship with Ray Charles, Doc Pomus and your life.  Is that ok with you?

Jimmy Scott:   
It's my pleasure, Baby, and thank you for your attention.

PNN RADIO

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