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Zachary Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, sees the app as a manifestation of racial profiling and the criminalization of poverty. “This appears to fit into a larger pattern of black people being criminalized for just being black … ,” Norris...
The app, co-released by the Oakland-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, makes it easier for bystanders to record interactions with law enforcement. With a press of a button, the user can automatically can send a videotape to the ACLU for review.
We at The Root are honored to have Patrisse Cullors as guest editor today on our site. Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter. She is the founder of Dignity and Power Now , co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter , and director of truth and reinvestment at the Ella Baker Center for Human...
"This appears to fit into a larger pattern of Black people being criminalized for just being Black or homeless," said Norris. "The app should raise some questions about what we as Bay Area residents should be doing to tackle the problem of homelessness, or young people not being able...
This alternative night out was started by Zachary Norris, who leads Oakland's Ella Baker Center, a social justice nonprofit. Norris says he first began to question National Night Out after the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman...
“We know that the safest communities aren’t communities where people are watched with suspicion, but where people are seen and understood as full human beings, and loved and supported,” said Norris, executive director of Oakland’s Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. “...
"Those who are supposed to protect and serve are not doing that. They are terrorizing communities of color," said Norris in a recent interview. "We want to bring attention to the fact that relying on the police for community protection has made communities less safe."...
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, for example, plans to direct the $1 million investment toward its Restore Oakland program, a restorative justice plan focused on worker training for the formerly incarcerated. The Center promotes a movement for racial and economic justice centered on low-...
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, for example, received $1 million to create a restaurant worker training program to help formerly incarcerated residents find jobs that pay a livable wage.
$1 million to the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights to build a restaurant and culinary-jobs program that trains former offenders.