December 2010

Top 10 of 2010- Part 2
As the year draws to a close, the Ella's Voice Team decided to look at some of the important stories, highlight some awesome Orgs, and throw some shine on the individuals that helped to shape Oakland in 2010. Here are numbers 6-10 (NOT listed in order of importance or inspiration).

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Top 10 of 2010- Part 1
As the year draws to a close, the Ella's Voice Team decided to look at some of the important stories, highlight some awesome Orgs, and throw some shine on the individuals that helped to shape Oakland in 2010. Here we share numbers 1-5 (NOT listed in order of importance or inspiration)..

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Peter Mui’s Fixit Clinic, is an incredible place where the team helps you make your appliances work, so you don’t have go buy a new one of whatever’s broken. You also learn valuable DIY skills.  I had the opportunity to talk with Peter about his mission and vision.

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The Year in Race
We here at the Ella Baker Center are HUGE fans of Colorlines. ColorLines has been building a home for journalism in service to racial justice since 1998. Our multiracial team of writers, producers and photographers cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers. This year they put together an incredible year in Race video that highlights the year that was 2010. Check it out and support Colorlines!

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The Year in Prison Justice


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Cigarettes Sold To Kids


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This week, in observance of Miss Ella Jo Baker’s birthday and day of passing- December 13th, we’ll be sharing a series of posts celebrating Miss Baker’s legacy.

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Historic Strike in Georgia
Protesting decrepit conditions, brutal treatment, and unpaid work tantamount to “slave labor,” prisoners in six Georgia facilities organized a sit-down strike. Prisoners refused to leave their cells to work early December 9, and continued their non-violent protest for a week.

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An Open Letter to Matthew Cate
Secretary Matthew Cate 1515 S Street Sacramento, CA  95814 Dear Secretary Cate,

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