Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

Seven Oakland residents have sued the city of Oakland claiming that police officers improperly strip-searched them on city streets. There is a federal suit asking for $5 million and an end to the practice, because people have been humiliated and their civil rights have been violated. The OPD is...
In Colorado, the state legislature passed laws that would require immigrants to obtain state identification in order to receive any government services. In addition they passed a law that allows the police to check the immigration status of any immigrant. These measures have forced documented...
Have you ever noticed that when you voice an opinion about an issue that is highly controversial, people will either applaud you or try to tear you down? This occurs when people find an element in your words that they can relate to, which validates and enables that person to feel good about...