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.

After taking a look at the ongoing, worldwide "Occupy Wall Street" protests in their first infographic, the folks from the Online MBA Guide dive into data compiled by NYTimes and come up with a more comprehensive look at where the protests have been taking place, how many people have...
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The Ella Baker shirt made in partnership between Liberation Ink and the Ella Baker Center Liberation Ink is one of our Use Your Money...
For your holiday meals and parties, think about Using your Money by spending your grocery dollars at one of Oakland's co-op treasures, the Mandela Foods Co-Op. Mandela Foods Cooperative is a locally-owned and operated...
Earlier this week, we learned about an exciting way to Use Your Money in Oakland. IN THE BLACK Blackout Oakland on Black Friday is a holiday...
Hayes on the Far Left looking intense because his love for the 99% is intense. Last week, our boy ...
Every day we vote with our...
As a young woman of color, I find it hard to stay focused in Oakland.  Every night while I do my homework, I hear the rattling...
One day in 1997, I took a day off. I went out and bought absolutely nothing. It's actually harder than you think. It doesn't sound like that big a deal -- to just not buy anything for a day. But then you...