Local Poverty and Resistance


Shigella

In recent months The San Francisco health department has alerted many San Francisco free food service entities such as soup kitchens of a potentially lethal infectious disease known as Shigella.

Shigella is an oral fecal disease that is initially caused by ingesting human fecal matter, and is generally spread when the infected stool is spread to others who ingest it.

Funky chicken from the food pantry !

It is no secret that San Francisco is the third most expensive city in the world to live in.

For poor folks we must come up with creative and sometimes tried and true methods of survival when often 2/3 or more of our monthly income goes to rent.

One such methods for many is relying on local soup kitchens or food pantries to get staples and components of meals if not entire meals.

Black Disabled Families in Black History Month

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

Black Disabled Families Fight For Their Rights in Black History Month

An African-American Mama and her Adult Disabled Son Are Denied their Rights and Made Homeless.

Under the Bus

January 21, 2015

The transparent liar Ed Lee has done it again: first by throwing elderly and disabled people of color under the bus with an unreasonably harsh policy of punishing fare evasion; and then by pretending to be a hero by agreeing with the SFMTA’s recent proposal to extend free Muni to elderly and disabled patrons as it has previously done for the city’s youth.

Playing the Role of a Cat

(Author's note:  Cats come in all sizes and colors.  Some, as we know, are great actors/actresses.  This poem is about a cat i came across recently, whose acting skills were proficient enough to garner her a prominent space on Hollywood's B-List.  Enjoy)

Rough! My Life as a Dog In Oakland

Never tripped on Oakland. To me it was that other place across the bay with better weather and up to the minute shootings showcased on the local news. Being from San Francisco, I was constantly trippin’; trippin’ over my shoes getting from point A to B bypassing what was in between. I tripped over my thoughts, a combination of past, present and what might lie ahead. My tongue tripped over itself in search of words, words that might mean something. Due to circumstances I will not elaborate on at this time, I find my self trippin' as I walk down the street of my new home in East Oakland.

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