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Black Voices
not only are Black women largely footing the bill for our nation's overreliance on incarceration, they are also often stigmatized when their loved ones return home and are subject to restrictive and discriminatory housing policies that render them vulnerable to homelessness and poverty.
Crime
"There's a lot of shame around it, and you think you're the only one going through it, but you're not."
Impact
Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.
Impact
Waheed: It definitely helps. Right now you have some youth from L.A. who are in Stockton—so being in their county is going
San Francisco
What is Solar Mosaic? What does it look when an entire community goes solar? Today, Oakland, California is showing the rest
Los Angeles
Seven years ago, the Ella Baker Center's Books Not Bars Campaign started calling for closing California's youth prisons. People laughed in our faces.
Politics
Because of California's continuing budget crises, the question is no longer will we cut the corrections' budget but how.
Environment
Now, more than ever, we must redouble our efforts to create a green-collar economy that truly creates opportunity for all.
Environment
To have someone from our family advising the White House on how to put America back to work in a new, clean, and green economy brings renewed hope to our movement.
Politics
The Dream Reborn coincides with the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder, thereby injecting a profound biblical quality to this venture that is clearly not lost upon its supporters.
Politics
For those of us who are a part of the movement for green-collar jobs, Sunday's Democratic presidential debate was a real watershed moment.