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.

by Ana Lua Fontes The Ella Baker Center’s Soul of the City campaign has partnered up with Oakland Rising to educate and mobilize voters in the flatlands to...
109 years ago this month, Booker T. Washington became the first African-American to dine at the White House by invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt.   National furor and riots arose over the social implications of this historic moment. Sometimes it seems, that the current fury...
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Reposted from Desmogblog. Joel Francis, a Marine Corps veteran and senior at Cal State Los Angeles, has issued a debate challenge to Koch Industries' billionaire...
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Ever since I can remember, my mother took the bus to get to work.  She would leave the house before 6 am, walking several blocks to the bus stop then spend an hour on the bus to get to work. The bus would bring her home after the sun went down.  On most nights, my father, brother and I would pick...
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10 days ago on 10/10/10 over 350 people Got Down and Dirty at Laney College in Oakland ) as part of 350.org’s international ...