Elders


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

Eviction of Elders = Death: 100 year old Black Elder Recieves Sherriff Notice to Vacate and goes to ICU-

IRIS CANADA HOSPITALIZED
Iris Canada, the 100-year-old African American woman being evicted from her Western Addition home of over 50 years, is in the hospital right now after she was served with a sheriff's notice to vacate her apartment this Wednesday.

According to her niece, Iris Merriouns, she called Peter Owens, one of her evictors, and when he didn't answer, left a message begging him not to do this to her, not to evict her. Then her heart rate accelerated and she was rushed to the emergency room.

Wells Fargo Took My House the IRS is Taking Everything Else

Four years ago I met the love of my life. As a 62 year old male bachelor/Hippie Madman, I met the love of my life.  We got hitched, I’ll just say our life together is perfect as a saltnpepper low income senior. With senior and disability problems. I am not saying we don’t debate. We do that. Quite loudly sometimes. Outside of that we get along great. As I say, she has spiced up my life.

Advocates for 100 year old Black San Franciscan Charges Landlord with Elder Abuse

In the name of 100 year old, lifelong Fillmore resident Iris Canada, who has suffered financial, emotional and physical abuse under California elder abuse law from her landlord, who has been continually harassing her with eviction attempts since early March 2016, a group of advocates will be demanding that the District Attorney, George Gascon press charges of elder abuse under penal code 368.

TODAY: Advocates for 100 year old Black San Franciscan Charges Landlord with Elder Abuse

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
 
In the name of 100 year old, lifelong Fillmore resident Iris Canada, who has suffered financial, emotional and physical abuse under California elder abuse law from her landlord, who has been continually harassing her with eviction attempts since early March 2016, a group of advocates will be demanding that the District Attorney, George Gascon press charges of elder abuse under penal code 368.

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?

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.

Reflections of losing languages from the Perspective of a Dine Elder

Pulling up to Flagstaff AZ. I really enjoyed the way the trees wrapped around and through the town, it reminded me very much of the way the homes were built on the reservation in Pine Ridge SD. The snow from late winter was still a bit on the ground and when we pulled up to Talhoogan Infoshop, I felt like I was at home.

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