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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:

Death of a Journalist, Notes from the Inside

The recent death of the Mexicano Journalist Ruben Espinoza who was found dead in a Mexico City apartment along with four wimmin was a reminder of the many sacrifices that Journailist make. Delivering the truth is very threatening to those who oppress others. Apparently there is a lot of oppression in parts of Mexico at this time.

I used to sell CD’s on the street and I was never killed. This goes out to all my fellow light-skinned POC's and poor white people

“$5-10.00 per Disc- Hip Hop , Salsa, You name it, we got it,” At the corner of Vine and Melrose, Hollywood and Vine and Pico and Wilshire in LA, I would scream out my best CD deal of the day. I was 11 years old when i started selling CD’s. My best location was in front of the 7-11 downtown, until the poLice came and arrested me for soliciting without a license. For years me and my mama sold CD’s, art and all kinds of other things considered “illegal” on the street. We never had a permit or license to vend, sell or solicit.

Government & Disability Activism In Nigeria 


Leroy Moore:   Thank you Julius Shemang for agreeing to be interview.  Now I want to go back in time and can you give us brief historical roots of Nigeria from the time of independence from United Kingdom to now.

 

‘The Stigmatic End of the Welfare Queen; Farewell to the Punitive MFG Rule in Cali’

Yes indeed....At last! The punitive Maximum Family Grant Rule, also known as the ‘MFG Rule’ a humiliating policy that had hurt so many vulnerable families like mine while on welfare in California has come to an end after adversely affecting poor families for the past twenty plus years.

Justice for James ‘Nate’ Greer NOW

On May 23, 2014, Nate Greer, dedicated husband and father,  died at the hands of the Hayward Police Department during a routine DUI traffic stop.  What began as a routine sobriety test would suddenly become a horrible tragedy for Nate when several officers from the Hayward Police Department and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department took it upon themselves without probable cause to physically manhandle him.

Bring Back Esker-D

About a year and a half ago I lost the best healthcare provider I ever had in my life [The creator notwithstanding!]

She not only provided me with everything necessary that she could for my well being , she actually listened to me and gave me feed back if I asked for it.

She always formed her advise like a suggestion and asked me if  would be willing to try something without making demands.

I always felt loved and cared for under her care.

Boy have things changed!

Profiled to Death

Recently while Walking on Division St. in San Francisco with laundry and groceries by a tent city, I was approached by a young black female news reporter from one of the local mainstream news station affiliates. She was accompanied by another gentleman of African descent and a camera man of Asian descent.

She excitedly asked me as if she heard good news that I should also be excited about “Are you moving?"

To which I replied, am I moving?

Mayan Resistance to Po'Lice Terror: The Journey to Justice for Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat

“Geeet on the ground, Get on the Ground…” Moving in slowly like they were on a hunt.  High-powered weapons pointed down. the descendants of slave-catchers aka Po’Lice stalk an indigenous man humbly sitting on Shotwell street holding a soccer ball.

Black August Assassination of 'Yogi' Hugo Pinell O.G. Soledad Brother August 12 2015 // Notes from the Inside

O.G. Activist Freedom Fighter and Revolutionary Hugo Pinell “Yogi” was just assassinated at New Folsom. O.G. Yogi was The Black Dragon Comrade “SASA” George L. Jackson, the original Soledad Brother. O.G. Yogi was a San Quentin Six and comrade to the struggle’s behind enemy lines. The pigs set him up and used their agents to hit the old man who just did 42 years in the hell of solitary confinement.

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