Local Poverty and Resistance


Summer of Trauma: Tent City, Alaska

 

 When Jerry Garcia sings the verse:

 

Busted down on Bourbon Street

Set up like a bowling pin, knocked down

What a long a strange trip this been

 

It always reminds me of the long 3 months of trials and tribulations I went through to make enough money to break free from tent city in Valdez, Alaska. 

 

 

We Shall Not Be Moved!

The People of the Bayview gather to resist the lies of corporate and City-sponsored displacement and 21st century Negro removal in Black History Month.

 

YOUTH AND ELDERS SAVING ST. LUKES HOSPITAL FROM CPMC

Marlon Crump/PoorNewsNetwork
Wednesday, February 17, 2010;

"Its going to adversely affect a lot of folks who depend on St. Luke's right now for their health care." This was a statement of concern from Emily Lee, staff of Chinese Progressive Association, a respected community grass-roots organization during a recent POOR interview regarding the hospital's future.

94 and Still Homeless

A family in poverty, Larry, Bessie and Charlie, vs. the System and Poli-tricks

Marlon Crump/Poverty Scholar/POOR Magazine
Tuesday, October 24, 2006;

The walls are covered by a collage of pictures of people who have fallen as a result of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) violence; mostly black youth and youth of color whose lives were stolen and cut short. Set within the walls is a feeling of revolution and liberation and also a deep sadness.

The Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF) is a safe haven as well as an underground railroad for people who have been brutalized by the SFPD.

WELFARE BLUES

 

WELFARE BLUES:  A.K.A. WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

 

 

Part 1

 

YESTERDAY

 

Keys to a better community: The James Keys Story

Keys to a better community: The James Keys Story

One of a series of pre-election stories on PNN

Marlon Crump/PNN
Saturday, July 17, 2010;

“Housing, income (other poverty-related issues), I feel that the people don’t feel they have a voice or a choice. When election time comes, that’s when other people (candidates) will engage them.” James Keys, candidate for District 6 Supervisor stated to me in an interview, on June 24th, 2010.

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