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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.

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:

You might be my color but you aren't my kind

Tony Robles/PNN
Saturday, September 5, 2009;

My Uncle Anthony has this expression that goes, “You might be my color but you ain’t my kind”. He is a street minister who says he’s workin’ for the lord. “The pay might be low but the benefits are out of this world” he says.

You might be my color but…

Writing is Fighting! Escribir es Pelear!!

The HerStory of HOTEL VOICES
La Estoria de VOCES DE LOS HOTELES

Tony Robles/Mission SRO Collaborative
Tuesday, May 23, 2006;

Workforce Apartheid

Tony Robles/PNN
Wednesday, February 13, 2008;

Who gets access to decent jobs and how are folks intentionally excluded from opportunity ? I am constantly asking myself these questions as I work in my capacity as employment counselor for a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. The organization prides itself on uplifting people from homelessness and ending joblessness. I have been working since the age of 16.

We Hate 98

Hundreds of tenants, advocates and community members rally against the pro-landlord Proposition 98 which will be on the June ballot

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, May 27, 2008;

"Save our city, save our state, vote no on 98!"

Tribute to my Father: Stories from our elders

Tony Robles/Special to PNN
Wednesday, December 19, 2007;

"When I die, bury me facedown so that anybody that comes to visit me can kiss my ass."

--James Robles

Don't lose your music: worker scholar whose power comes from within

Tony Robles
Friday, November 14, 2008;

Time Warp

He wears a white
T shirt with a
Gold chain dangling
From his neck

Calls everybody
Homey, even the
White guys

Carries a mini
Boom box
Radio

He’s 44 years old
And has never
Held a job

He had a bad
Car accident that
Left him disabled

He now works in a
Warehouse heat sealing
Cellophane packages

Thinking Locally and Globally: A powerful organizing movement of folks in Arkansas

Tony Robles/National Poverty Racism and Resistance Report (NPRRR)
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

The Son of a Filipino Immigrant

Julius Domantay is released from prison on a pardon and within minutes is seized

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, August 19, 2008;

An ancestral voice draws me closer. Thick syllables weave through the air like brown leaves steeped with the wisdom of winter rain; proudly displaying its beauty like a butterfly coming into bloom--wings beyond reach.

PNN RADIO

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