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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:

MOVE Africa: Oppressed Peoples Herstory Final

Just to start off, Philadelphia is one of the most racist states in the U.S now. Imagine how racist it was in the middle of the Civil Rights movement.

Shack Dwellers Movement in South Africa: Oppressed People Herstory Final

UN-Habitat, The UN’s human settlements program, states that the number of people living in slum conditions is now estimated at 863 million, which was only a couple hundred million less in the 1990’s.

 

Homeless to Yale

Homeless to Yale

 

And Then Back Again.

On purpose.

By Choice.

Because it Makes More Sense.

 

 

Read one woman’s story of why we all should be paying attention to Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia and POOR Magazine.

 

Valerie Klokow

May 12, 2017

 

 

   I used to think that the worst thing

ROOFLess Radio Tent Encampment WeSearch Findings Oakland- (Poor People-led Research)

RoofLESS Radio WeSearch (Poor People-led Research) Study Findings of Unhoused Encampments in Oakland (Huchuin)

Summary Overview: Us unhoused folks have become unhoused due to a variety of causes, including race and class based profiling and criminalization of poor folks of color, extreme rise in evictions, foreclosures and land grabs of our neighborhoods and the trauma of poverty, capitalism and racism, causing us to hurt, lose, or disconnect from our own selves, families and communities. (See below for details)

No Liberal Costume On The East Coast:Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tour

I travel for gigs, Krip-Hop Nation and other projects however at this time facing a lawsuit against my landlord and helping another Black disabled friend who is facing illegal eviction. So being deeply involved in POOR magàzine's East Coast Stolen Land/Hoarded Resources Tour was more than just a project.

Poor People on Park Avenue???? Black, Brown, Indigenous and Poor People Lead Tour of Stolen Land and Hoarded Wealth in Eastern Turtle Island

“We are stopping you because some of the residents feel like they were targeted because you didn’t go to their doors, so they called the police,” The Connecticut poLice officers flanked our rental van at a stoplight in the wealth-hoarding neighborhood known as West Hartford, Ct, filled with acre-long lawns and plantation-like mansions and more stolen land than the wealth-hoarders even knew what to do with .

Love is Work in Action: Earth-Feather Sovereign, Activator

With photo and video journalism from ‘Washington Rise with Standing Rock’ in Olympia, WA 

 

ROOFLess Radio

RoofLESS Radio in West Oakland talking to the houseless people the REAL revolutionary the ones braving it out in the hard cold of the streets. Take in some of their knowledge and watch the RoofLESS Radio.

Is It Time To Look What We Provide Our Disabled Youth When State Violence Is At An All Time High?

Wait!  Since the late 80’s I’ve been protesting, advocating etc on police brutality against people with disabilities however today is totally different.  I am use  to reading and advocating for Black/Brown adults with disabilities but today our Black/Brown youth with disabilities are the growing cases of state violence in schools, on the streets, in group homes, locke

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