Media Justice/Media Resistance


Ordinary Guy: A Professor, music and poverty scholar with a "degree in streetology"--Joe Bataan

Tony Robles/PNNReviewforTheReVolution
Monday, April 21, 2008;

I don't drive beautiful cars
And I don't own an elegant home
Don't have thousands to spend
All chits I got is for the weekend
I'm just an ordinary, ordinary guy
Afro-Filipino, ordinary guy
That's what I am
The ordinary man
You left behind

From Homelessness to HOMEFULNESS!

POOR Magazine is evicted by unscrupulous landlords and launches a Capital Campaign with a new twist

Tony Robles/Co-editor
Wednesday, September 24, 2008;

From Black Streaks to White Streaks: A Racist 2008 Olympics

Tony Robles/PNN
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

I saw my uncle Anthony the other day. He is a street minister. He walks Market Street passing out tracts. "Im working for the lord now", he says, after a lifetime of janitorial duties. "It may not pay very much, but the retirement plan is out of this world". He talks to the hustlers and players. Tells them to get ready.

Days of Wine and Radio: Underwear models, cows, microphones and moths

Tony Robles/PNN
Sunday, October 11, 2009;

I remember my first job in radio. I was attending City College of San Francisco (“Harvard on the hill” or “Extended high school” as it was jokingly referred to), in my first semester. I was sent to an academic counselor who was to shine her guiding light upon me. After much back and forth about my dislike of anything resembling a suit and tie, the counselor blurted out the immortal words: Why don’t you major in business? I left her office, taking in an array of (mostly forgettable) faces about campus; many of whom were as confused as I was.

CW: What does it stand for? Can't Write

A 4th Generation San Franciscan responds to CW Nevius' most recent attack on Houseless folks who seek sanctuary in the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco

When We Were Kings-harassed, gentrified, silenced, criminalized for playing his drums in San Francisco

"To me, the drum has been the communicator since the beginning of time. I'm sure it was the first message ever sent. When I think of the beat centuries ago, it was the only thing that kept us together."
--Lloyd Price

A Man Without His Name is Not a Man: false accusations and the criminal Injustice System

Editor’s Note: Dale Ray’s article was facilitated by Poor Magazine columnist Tony Robles. It Reflects one man’s experience with the burden of trying to overcome the injustice and stigma of an accusation of molestation. POOR Magazine understands the severity of child molestation upon its victims and families. It is POOR Magazine’s position that a person who commits this crime against children should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. POOR also realizes that the system by which individuals are accused and incarcerated—at The same time is flawed—incarcerating and stigmatizing innocent individuals. This article is written to inform the public of this situation.

Recreation is Rife with Racism, Classism and lies in Amerikkka:

tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia/PNN
Sunday, January 18, 2009

“When they faced a work shortage they brought in the Chinese- they proved to be great workers, highly productive and steadfast, and the only difference is they wanted to be paid with food!”

Market Street Myth #1: economic and racial cleansing in San Francisco is promoted by the mainstream media.

Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia)
Tuesday, July 10, 2001

“Hey Tiny …Wassup – how ya Doin?” I was walking down Market Street from Eighth Street. The sun was peeking out from its delicate veil of semi-tropical clouds. Bits of its yellow sheen glistened on the newly washed cement of the wide sidewalk. When I heard that distinctive singsong rasp I knew it had to be Jonny Martinez, a homeless vet and staff writer for POOR Magazine who was sitting at a outdoor deli café drinking his morning latte, all $2.00 of it.

“Hey Wassup Jonny? I’m great, how are you?- ”I answered.

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