POOR correspondent's blog

PROPOSITION E FOR Evil, Extravagant, Un-Ethical Expenditure: Hilton Hotel and the Hotel Council

PNN Staff
Saturday, January 1, 2000

Why did the San Francisco Hilton and the Building Owners and Managers' Association (BOMA) contribute so generously to Earl Rynerson's Propostion E campaign?

Who’s The Real Beggar? Supervisor Gavin Newsom’s “23-point plan to end homelessness”

Monday, May 12, 2003

The other day a pit started to form in my gut, a pit I hadn’t felt since my food stamps were cut and I knew I would have to panhandle or borrow money just to get food for me and my mother.

This time the pit was caused by the release of Sup. Gavin Newsom’s “23-point plan to end homelessness,” a frightening template for Giuliani-style homeless “services” including everything from, fingerprint imaging to investigating pup tents, beginning with legislation to criminalize panhandling on the median strips in San Francisco.

We will Be Educated!! City College of San Francisco Students protest tuition hikes and demand Education Not Incarceration!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

He Needs to stop playin' his role and listen to the people" Determined words of resistance poured from the mouth of Arjuna Sayeed in response to my question about what he would say to Schwarzenegger ( aka Herr Govenator- The Terminator)

We Only Need One Billion:

Families, children and elders in poverty ask congress to consider giving at least one billion of the proposed 700 Billion Bailout to families and elders struggling with poverty across the nation

tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia/PNN
Friday, October 3, 2008

We Can Stop This War! 300,000 people march in San Francisco against the war and the Bush Administration's Lies

Richalda Thomas and Tiny/PoorNewsNetwork
Monday, February 18, 2002

it started quietly - just a few of us POOR folk gathered in the Tenderloin in front of the San Christina Hotel- a single room occupancy(SRO) hotel in the heart of the Tenderloin District of San Francisco - it is the residence of one of our very low-income staff writers - I chuckled at the odd juxtapose of people with signs protesting the War cheerily walking towards the march through our "bad" neighborhood ..

We ALL have to save John Swett Elementary: lawsuit questions environmental impact of proposed merger of school

Tiny, poverty scholar and daughter of Dee /PoorNewsNetwork
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

“But we have to save John Swett, it’s not just a school, it’s a whole community, and it’s just a crime if they close it…” My mama’s voice trailed off into the car’s whir.

Una Opera Muerta/Dead Opera: PNN reviews Imperial Silence: Una Opera Muerta/ A Mariachi Opera in Four Acts

iny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia/PNN- ReViewSFoRtheReVoLutioN
Saturday, November 15, 2008

The colores shimmered from their jackets... the glow of pinks y amarillos, golds and greens filled my mind as my ears and eyes wrapped around the son and the ritmo of the deep , rich sounds of mariachi that filled the stage of the Brava theatre at the opening of Imperial Silence: Una Opera Muerta/ A Mariachi Opera in Four Acts.


Friday, May 25, 2001

Incarcerated for crimes of
That's being homeless,
on welfare
and poor in this
capitalist SociEty

Currently at-risk of
fallin back
in the Cracks

Did I say At-Risk?
I meant at-risk of
tellin the truth to the
wrong people
at the RiGht TimE
and the WroNg PeoplE at
at The RiGhT TiMe

Currently on this eArTh
To SaVe tHe WorLd
ThroUgh the WoRD
and in the ProCess...
Maybe, Me and MineS

This School Must NOT be moved: displacement and removal from the Fill-no-mo (the Fillmore) or Western Addition

Dee and tiny
Tuesday, March 14, 2006;

"I am a member of the get-along club," the excited voice of 17-year-old Tamicka Baker, blasted through the phone. POOR staff had been referred to this powerful young woman by her mother, Anitra Baker, mentor, teacher and parent liaison at John Swett Elementary School.


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