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:

‘The Stigmatic End of the Welfare Queen; Farewell to the Punitive MFG Rule in Cali’

Yes indeed....At last! The punitive Maximum Family Grant Rule, also known as the ‘MFG Rule’ a humiliating policy that had hurt so many vulnerable families like mine while on welfare in California has come to an end after adversely affecting poor families for the past twenty plus years.

Justice for James ‘Nate’ Greer NOW

On May 23, 2014, Nate Greer, dedicated husband and father,  died at the hands of the Hayward Police Department during a routine DUI traffic stop.  What began as a routine sobriety test would suddenly become a horrible tragedy for Nate when several officers from the Hayward Police Department and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department took it upon themselves without probable cause to physically manhandle him.

Bring Back Esker-D

About a year and a half ago I lost the best healthcare provider I ever had in my life [The creator notwithstanding!]

She not only provided me with everything necessary that she could for my well being , she actually listened to me and gave me feed back if I asked for it.

She always formed her advise like a suggestion and asked me if  would be willing to try something without making demands.

I always felt loved and cared for under her care.

Boy have things changed!

Profiled to Death

Recently while Walking on Division St. in San Francisco with laundry and groceries by a tent city, I was approached by a young black female news reporter from one of the local mainstream news station affiliates. She was accompanied by another gentleman of African descent and a camera man of Asian descent.

She excitedly asked me as if she heard good news that I should also be excited about “Are you moving?"

To which I replied, am I moving?

Mayan Resistance to Po'Lice Terror: The Journey to Justice for Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat

“Geeet on the ground, Get on the Ground…” Moving in slowly like they were on a hunt.  High-powered weapons pointed down. the descendants of slave-catchers aka Po’Lice stalk an indigenous man humbly sitting on Shotwell street holding a soccer ball.

Black August Assassination of 'Yogi' Hugo Pinell O.G. Soledad Brother August 12 2015 // Notes from the Inside

O.G. Activist Freedom Fighter and Revolutionary Hugo Pinell “Yogi” was just assassinated at New Folsom. O.G. Yogi was The Black Dragon Comrade “SASA” George L. Jackson, the original Soledad Brother. O.G. Yogi was a San Quentin Six and comrade to the struggle’s behind enemy lines. The pigs set him up and used their agents to hit the old man who just did 42 years in the hell of solitary confinement.

Stolen Sista-Mama-Daughter- the other story of Jessica

Targeted, unhoused, on the run, doing things I call underground economic strategies, to survive the Intentional poverty, present and historical trauma rampant in Amerikkklan. This is the other narrative about stolen, Po’Lice murdered sister-mama-daughter Jessica Nelson-Williams, cornered and murdered by the paid agents of the state (PoLice) in the Bayview on May 19th 2016 . The terrifying but very true aspect of her murder is that everyday of her life she was under surveillance.

Reflections of losing languages from the Perspective of a Dine Elder

Pulling up to Flagstaff AZ. I really enjoyed the way the trees wrapped around and through the town, it reminded me very much of the way the homes were built on the reservation in Pine Ridge SD. The snow from late winter was still a bit on the ground and when we pulled up to Talhoogan Infoshop, I felt like I was at home.

BlackArthur Displacement Report

From Foreclosures to Fires: BlackArthur Displacement WeSearch Report
WeSearchers: Youth and adult poverty skolaz from Deecolonize Academy and POOR Magazine
                                                        
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