Local Poverty and Resistance


The Food Resale Hustlin' Biz

Thursday, January 30 2014. Before I begin this article I apologize to the Asian guy with the cigarette who cursed me and Mr. Lynn out when overhearing me say, “Yeah, they all look the same.” What he didn’t hear me say before that was, “just as we [black folks] all look the same.”

Damage done. Mr. Lynn asked him for a smoke after my overheard comment. Of course, he refused with an “F” bomb.

Still Shaking the World (For Muhammad Ali)

My Hero

(For Muhammad Ali)

He has months
To live, the
Tabloids have
Reported

At one time
He could move
faster backwards
Than most could move
Forwards

A kid sat in front
Of a small
Black and white TV set
In 1975

The words crawled
At the bottom of
The screen

The Rich Ride for Free- The Po' Get Po'Liced

(Photo of SF Po'Lice Officer Carrasco issuing a citation for fare evasion after a sweep of MUNI at Geary & Van Ness)

(reprinted from 48hills.org)

Brown Bag Lunch with Christopher Columbus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some guys, you

Don’t know where

They come from

 

They walk and form

Words and, in general,

Look like they came from

An airplane catalogue

 

Such was the case of

A guy who had worked

At an insurance company

To which I was indentured to

 

La Reforma Migratoria es solo un Cuento / The Immigration Reform is only a Story

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La Reforma Migratoria es solo un Cuento

Desde hace mucho tiempo suena en mis oidos la reforma migratoria el cual es un sonido que me tortura. El año pasado dijeron en las noticias que iba suceder una reforma migratoria para mas de 11 millones de idocumentados. Haci fueron pasando los dias los meses hasta que termino el año. Yo se que Barack Obama no es quien decida, pero si el presionara al congreso, estoy segura que se logrria una reforma migratoria.

On the Passing of Nelson Mendela : SHU Political Prisoners in AmeriKKKa

Editors Note: Jose is one of several power-FUL PNN Plantation prison correspondents who was involved in the Hunger Strike to end all solitary confinement and the in-human treatment of all of our incarcerated brothers and sisters.

 

December 19, 2013

PNN-TV: Cans Not Condo's - Safeway Closes its Recycling Centers and Declares War on the Poorest

My hands caressed the edges of the Coors can – it was softer than the 211 can, almost like velvet.  And unlike the Coke, Pepsi, or Sprite cans, they were always empty when I found them. Tonight as I sorted my cans and bottles, one of the many ways this po’ displaced mama has survived through harder times, I prayed for all my brothers and sister poverty workers/ recyclers on the racist, classist streets.

La Pesadilla Americana/ The American Nightmare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Pesadilla Americana/ The American Nightmare 

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