POOR's Mission

POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led, grassroots non-profit,arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, art, education and advocacy to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.

All of POOR's programs are focused on providing non-colonizing, community-based and community-led media, art and education with the goals of creating access for silenced voices, preserving and degentrifying rooted communities of color and re-framing the debate on poverty, landlessness, indigenous resistance, disability and race locally and globally.

POOR Magazine


POOR Magazine Revolutionary Journalism, poetry, & prose on issues of poverty, racism, disability, in/migration, border fascism, incarceration, welfare (de)form, profiling, indigenous resistance, art, media, and more by the folks who experience these struggles first-hand.

(POOR Magazine -The print edition- Is currently out of print due to lack of funding. Some copies of Volume #4: MOTHERS still available by mail order. Contact deeandtiny@poormagazine.org)

Blogs and Journalizm by Poverty Skolaz locally and globally linked below:

Gun Violence

I'm Ziair and in my neighborhood West Oakland, hearing gun fire is normal. My brother got shot in the same hood where I live, so I really know how it is to have a family member shot.

Murder Incorporated

Growing up, I have read many books about the true history of the United States, one that until recently, wasn't eagerly taught by our country's public education system.

Gun Violence

Royta Demarco Giles was a young 8-year-old black boy who was shot and killed at his local mall in Hoover, Alabama. He along with his sister, father, and mother were in the crossfire. His death is left with no answers, and I only beg to differ if we're asking the right question. Are we questioning ourselves enough and should we reevaluate our situation with our children and weapons?

Family Council and My Story

The police, an institution put in place to serve and protect civilians, has proven time and time again that when they are called, they spell nothing but trouble for black, brown, and/or poor people in general.

Family Meetings

Hello my name is Amir Cornish, and I’m from West Oakland. Family Council is a meeting that solves problems that we have with each other.

Family Council

Family Council/Elephant meeting is when families and teachers identify problems and conflicts and find a way to fix them non-violently. We have many other meetings for other things like revolutionary construction.

Homefulness is like Heaven

Homefulness is a community led by Dee and Tiny Gracia. Homefulness is a safe place for other color people that could join the movement to free Mama Earth and Uncle, Anuties, Grandmas and Grandpas.

Homefulness 2

The youth did WeSearch about the vacant lots that were empty for days, maybe months.The youth skolas called the owners of the vacant lots. And Decolonize got one of the vacant lots and is building another Homefulness. 

Homefulness 2

My name is Ziair and as I walk on the campus and get ready for summer camp at Deecolonize Academy, I sit down and eat. Then we did martial arts with Brother Mink.

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