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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.

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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:

Proposed budget cuts threaten millions of HUD subsidized low-income renters

Oakland - Tenant activists are urging low-income renters in HUD’s (Department of Housing and Urban Development) subsidized housing programs to contact their representatives during February 18 - February 26, to speak up in support of HUD’s subsidized housing programs. Massive budget cuts to the federal government are being proposed ranging from $6 trillion, to over $10 trillion during the next ten years. 

The truth about the eviction of Iris Canada

Iris Canada, a New Afrikan Queen, and one of San Francisco’s few centenarians (people who have lived past 100 years old) has just been evicted from her home of over sixty years on the southern edge of the historic Fillmore district, now “Hayes Valley”, by Sheriff Vicki Hennessy.  In a move that can only be construed as Machiavellian, the sheriffs arrived and changed the lock while Mrs.

Twenty-One Black Disabled Trivia In Black History Month (Ongoing Trivia List, Please Make Yours)

1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? What was her disability?

2) This famous soul singer in 1997 he wrote a book called Truly Blessed, about his life before and after his accident. Who is he?

3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player. Who is he?

4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in Boyz N in the Hood. Who is he?

Uncle & Nephew Teams Up To Take On Superhero, DMC #1 (Review)

My nephew, Tiburcio Garcia, 13 year old and lover of all kinds of books especially comic books and I, a lover of Hip-Hop had an honor not only to review D.M.C. first comic book but have been in contact with this living ledgend.  Krip-Hop Nation/Poor Magazine interviewed D.M.C in early Jan/17.  Now uncle & nephew of Poor Magazine teams up for a  review of D.M.C. first comic book DMC #1
 
DMC is the balance By Tiburcio Garcia, 13, POOR Magazine Youth skola
 

20 Years of Work, Looking Back From 1996 Up To Today

As Poor Magazine & Krip-Hop Nation celebrate their anniversay, Poor Magazine- 21 years & Krip-Hop Nation - 10 years, I thought it was a great time to look back of my work in the Bay Area since 1996.  I moved from CT/NY to SF, CA in 1991.  This is not to blow air in my head but to take time to track my work and give Black/Brown disabled youth a piece of plateform and mirror to build on or to make their own way. 

 

Islamic Feminist

It’s no secret that once most people gain significant power, it’s hard for them to let go of it. Such is the case not only in the Muslim world but in most religions that have traditionally been ruled by men.

The Nuclear Lunch

Since my heart attack I have been having trouble breathing. I was used to walking unlimited 3-4 miles a day. Now I can’t walk a half a block without stopping. My heart attack was 2 years ago.Today I had a Nuclear Stress Test. Let me explain what a Nuclear Stress Test is: Nuclear Stress Test.

Dylann Roof is condemned

Dylann Roof has been found Guilty of the murders of 9 Charleston, South Carolina church goers who he murdered in cold blood at The Emanuel A.M.E church, one of the oldest historically black churches in America , during a Bible study.

Roof was found guilty on 33 charges under the US Federal hate crime bill. They are as follows:

  • Hate Crime Act Resulting in death [9 counts]

  • Hate Crime Act Involving An Attempt to Kill [3 counts]

Dead men tell no tales

In the aftermath of Oakland ,Ca. Ghostship fire many questions still remain. The two biggest of course are how did it happen and could it have been prevented ?

As fire investigators continue to look for clues, one puzzling question that still remains is, of the 36 people who died and in the sea of faces posted in papers and the internet, why wasn’t a single one of them black ?

Water protectors from DAPL and beyond.

When I was a little boy growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, the mainstream media had just started talking about or admitting that pollution was a problem. But we barely heard anything about water pollution, mostly air pollution and littering.

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