In celebration of Black History Month, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and other community leaders hosted the 2nd Annual African American Organizations Making Connections “Strategies and Outcomes for Our Black Community” event on Saturday.
With the passage of Wednesday budget, the state stands to save hundreds of millions of dollars — and save juveniles in the state's youth correctional system years of incarceration. The Ella Baker Center has worked tirelessly for the past few years to bring an end to this harmful practice. KPCC's Rina Palta talks with Sumayyah Waheed of the Ella Baker Center about this important victory.
I've been working on issues of police accountability, locked-up youth, violence, and community investment for a long time. Sometimes I think that no example of injustice could still surprise me. I was recently proved wrong.
Complaints by both a current ward at Ventura and the Ella Baker Human Rights Center in San Francisco include charges of overuse of solitary confinement — a previously documented practice — filthy showers, toilets that overflow and leak and air vents that smell like sewage.