police violence

The Ella Baker Center's 20th anniversary event is coming up in less than a week! During our celebration, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, Patrisse Cullors will participate in a panel with Eva Paterson and Bryan Stevenson moderated by W. Kamau Bell. In addition to being an artist,...
This year is the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights' 20th anniversary—we hope that you will join us in celebrating and honoring our revolutionary roots and giving light to our liberated futures. Our anniversary celebration, From Revolutionary Roots to Liberated Futures, will take place in...
Welcome to the Ella Baker Center's new website! We've been working on a redesign of our website with the fantastic communications firm Rootid for several months and we are excited to finally share it with the world. Our main goal was to create a simple and modern website that is easy to...
For the first fifteen minutes of my daughter's school day, I read to her in her kindergarten classroom. Since the New Year, her requests have been to read about Martin Luther King Jr., Bessie Smith, and Nelson Mandela. These are books that she can find right by the front door in her classroom...
As a Black woman subject to an intersectionality of oppressions that dehumanize and hypersexualize Black female bodies, the Daniel Holtzclaw trial was one that I identified with on an intimate level. Stemming from the slavery era, crewmembers on the transatlantic voyage, and slave owners would rape...
On October 26 , 2015, a video of a South Carolina school officer assaulting a 16-year-old Black girl named Shakara went viral. The officer grabbed her, threw her from her desk, and dragged her across the classroom. Shakara now has a cast on her right arm, a swollen neck, back, and shoulder, and a...
"We are the only people who can speak for the dead. Their voices are heard through us." -- Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, #UKJusticeTeam Yesterday, families of victims of police violence from the UK and from the US joined together in Oakland to launch the #CaravanForJustice. The eight day...
This week marks the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death and therefore, this has been a week of reflection on what has changed since then. The answer seems to be a resounding: not enough, as there are plenty of injustices to report this week. How Ferguson Changed America This article tries to...