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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:42 min | 3 weeks ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Asking for help. It's his hit her pretty hard and and she's not eating and drinking. I would ask you in all sincerity. If there's any way that you could start a very a prayer. Deborah Rodriguez CBS News It's 305 at the Bay Area's new station, KCBS. We have plenty of sunshine coming today and through the weekend. I'm John Evans. Good morning. Oakland Mayor Libby Shaft has chosen a new police chief KCBS insider film A tear tells us more. My sources tell me that the new chief is Laurent Armstrong. He's a deputy chief. Right now he's gonna be moved up. The announcement comes next week. And he's gonna have his hands full. Laurent Armstrong joined the forest 22 years ago. He's in Oakland native graduated from McCline Mons High School in West Oakland. The mayor's office has not confirmed the story, insisting that Libby Shaft will make a formal announcement coming up sometime next week. And Matt Bigler reports, the new chief will face multiple major challenges, most notably a steep rise in violent crime with 15 homicides last month. We just had a January With more murders than any January in 20 years, And last year we had more than 100 murders to the year and that has to be priority number one Very Donald and president of the Oakland Police Officers Association says the department is also dealing with $20 million in pandemic related budget cuts and the steady departure of officers to retirement. A lot of others. It's the constant vilification off law enforcement. Mayor Shaft may announce her decision on Monday in the East Bay Matt Bigler KCBS regulators have found San Quentin State prison allowed covert positive staff to complete shifts at work and let Others circumvent covert screening stations. KCBS is Kathy Novak said. Those were just some of the violations that have led to a nearly $400,000 penalty. It's the biggest single find that Cal OSHA has handed down since the start of the pandemic, and it comes just days after the office of the inspector general reported the transfer of prisoners that led to the massive outbreak at San Quentin last year was quote deeply flawed and a risk the health and lives of thousands. James King was previously in cars. Created at San Quentin and is now with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. He's not surprised officials were overwhelmed by how quickly the virus spread. Imagine a building designed for 400 people holding 800. People with the windows welded shut and no ventilator system. There was not a year that went by while I was incarcerated at that prison. But I didn't catch a cold. In a statement. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says San Quentin State Prison has made many improvements and already remedied several of the citations. In the eight months since Cal OSHA visited the institution I want to know how did you women, the 30 people who died as a result of these insufficiencies Kathy Novak KCBS? Well, we have Ah, pole. In fact, it might even be the first poll of the favorability of the new Biden administration. The poll shows most Californians are optimistic that the Biden administration will make progress on issues important to them. This Berkeley I G s poll finds 62% of Californians hold a favorable opinion of Biden 56% with a favorable view of the vice president. Voters care most about pandemic relief, the economy, healthcare, climate change and race relations. Coming up on KCBS. This is Matt Bigler, with more on sweeping reform measures aimed at the state's embattled employment development department. All right, Let's check you Friday morning Traffic..

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"ella baker center" Discussed on Toure Show

Toure Show

05:22 min | 3 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on Toure Show

"In my life and also just in my family's life you know willie jones is supporting this with and is doing and i think about that moment a lot. Now that he's gone you know he he he was you know like most people torn between kilowatt. Make some money. But also i think proud that i was choosing a Some of the more important values. You're demeanor on cnn. Throughout 2016 suggested even keeled wisdom in the midst of hyperbole. everyone else's hair is on fire. And here comes van with the comment that even people in the right have to say that was fair. That was honest. And i've been in those moments. When i see the way that the world sort of pulls you in different directions to say this or say that what were you saying to yourself throughout that period to keep yourself in. Let's say the the right thing honestly not be pulled to the left by this feeling or pulled to the right by false equivalents. Or what have you you know. It was such an interesting campaign season I'm a lot better known now. Than i was then and so i had a lot more freedom. Honestly you know during the primaries during general election because i was just one person out of you know nine hundred and forty eight people on a screen you know we have a box and we have a very big panel sixteen bucks exactly sixteen boxes that you know and i love it because i get a chance to learn so much while. I'm sitting here listening. Everybody else. But i was just literally one of it a lot of people so but i come to the stuff as you. Well know i you know. I was a grassroots activist. Frontline you know the left side of pluto of through my twenties into my thirties. You know in the bay area. Police officers And doing a good job at that You know the ella baker center for human rights. Which i was lucky to co founded in one thousand nine hundred six in the bay area you know. We closed five abusive youth prisons in the in the early two thousands and we stop them from building a super jail for kids. It's super jail for kids in oakland which was already i mean just crazy stuff. That was going on people. Forget california is like alabama when it comes to prison policy. I mean we have we built. I think twenty plus prisons in california and one university in the past thirty years. So you're living in california at a time where you know where where does michelle alexander. Come out she comes out of being a teacher at stanford being in the bay area fighting against you know the prison the what we call the prison industrial complex tele call it. Mass incarceration but you have to remember. That was my life in my world. For most of the time that i was an adult. And so when you come from the grassroots activist background especially in california. You're used to fighting democrats. I invite republican to. I got to dc working for obama. I was fighting as much as i love him now. I was fighting jerry brown. The mayor of oakland. I was fighting willie. Brown is a mayor of san francisco. Who at that time would democrats were doing to buy themselves some credibility with the mainstream they would be quote unquote tough on crime which meant tough on young black and brown kids and throwing us in jail and prison for stuff that i saw kids doing at yale and worse they would go to rehab. I mean i saw more drug use at yale than i ever thought any housing project i worked in and so you had that going on and so i came up independent of the democratic party. I came independent of all. The kind of you know you got us support them. Whatever they do. I was fighting democrats. You know bipartisanship in california is democrats in the green party. So i came up in that. And so you know you got to remember It was a weird fluke. They ever wound up in the obama white house in verse. Place we We'd started something called the green jobs corps in oakland. We were taken young folks who were on street corners and getting them jobs in the solar industry putting up solar panels. Nancy pelosi thought that was the coolest thing she took me to washington. Dc we got george w bush to sign something called the green jobs attitude thousand seven. I wrote a book about that. Two thousand eight which became a bestseller and then suddenly I'm one of the foremost authorities on clean energy and job training. The obama administration ahead look at eighty billion dollars with a b. in the stimulus package for clean energy and green jobs. Nobody knows how to combine that with job training programs. But you come to washington. Dc in other people who did but they weren't as high profile and so suddenly. I'm in the obama white house for six months. I'll leave under fire now. I wind up on cable television. But i don't come to it with a normal media. I don't come to it with a normal political background and that gives me. I think just a different perspective is. I'm trying figure out some way to triangulate. I just look at the stuff very differently. No true i remember lawrence o'donnell once said to me. You know what we see. Our people like we were covering sports. Politics would be like. We're covering not the game's not the practices but people come out of the practice and tell us what they were like..

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:38 min | 6 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"7 30. Live from Tokyo. EDIE News. I'm Danielle Benton. Hundreds of people took part in a protest in Oakland last night to call for justice for Jacob Blake, the man shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They marched through the city and expressed outrage at yet another black man being shot by law enforcement. After months of previous racial toughest demonstrations, Most of the protesters marched peacefully. Some sprayed graffiti on buildings, set fires, two trash cans and smash windows. Police say they made several arrests. A bill that would allow the state to bar police officers from the profession if they're fired for misconduct or convicted of serious crimes, is moving forward in the state assembly. The bill is supported by the families of Sean Monterroso and Eric Salgado, both Bay Area residents killed by officers who reportedly had prior histories of shootings. Assembly member Steven Bradford says the state Khun Decertified a doctor, a lawyer, We could prevent a teacher from going back in the classroom and prevent people like ourselves from ever holding office again. But here in California, we can't get rid of bad officers. California State Sheriff's Association opposes the bill, saying local law enforcement can already see officers records. The thousands of firefighters battling three massive lightning cause that's the fires in and around the Bay Area continue to make games on the blazes. Cal Fire, says Thie Ln new complex in the North Bay, which has charged through 368,000 acres is 33% contained. The Stu complex on the far Eastern side of the Bay Area has also burned 368,000 acres and is 35% contained. It's easy you incident in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties has burned a 1000 acres and his 22% contained State corrections officials say they will resume transferring people from county jail's into state prisons. This week. Intake has been halted for months because of covert 19 eighties Kate Wolf reports. The move has advocates for incarcerated people worried. Since March. County jails have house people sentence to state prison Now, state officials say they've worked with public health experts to create a plan that will allow for safe intake. The plan includes testing people within a week of the transfer that was put into place to prevent an outbreak like the one at ST Quentin, where inmates protested up to a month before transfer. James King is with the Ella Baker Center, He says. Prisons air still overpopulated and there are many ways in which people could still be exposed to the virus. There's simply no safer way. To do transfers regardless of how rapidly they do the testing..

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:39 min | 8 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"19 Has gone down. You're currently 6777 people in the hospital. That's only nine fewer than yesterday. But again the movement is downward. The state also reports just over 8500 new cases yesterday. That's down from over 11,000 on Tuesday. There have also been, however, 118 additional desk confirmed Corona virus test at Santa Rita Jail have turned up 40 new positive cases in inmates as KCBS is Meghan Goldsby reports live. The inmates all work in the kitchen and laundry facilities. Meghan and Patty. They all live in one dormitory area Unit 25. Sergeant Ray Kelly speaks for the Alameda County Sheriff's Department in the highest spike that we have seen within our facility. During that time we've been able to mitigate it pretty well. Having just a handful of cases at a time down to no cases for quite a period time. That obviously has now changed. So what happened? Kelly says The virus probably came in with a staff member, especially when working in the kitchen. The inmates were in contact with contract employees. That's likely the source of it. We can assume that based on everything we've learned over the last several months. And so in doing that, we we're also testing our contractors and our our deputies and our car staff that we're going to jail. They do have several staff members who have previously tested positive as well, A few of whom he says, have gone to the I C U of these 40 new cases, Kelly says, 38 of the men were asymptomatic reporting live, making Goldsby KCBS. Hey, CBS News Time is for 11 as our news watch continues to more people incarcerated in California prisons have died while being tested for Copan, 19. Both died in hospitals yesterday. One man, 64 year old Geoffrey Hawkins was on death row in San Quentin. The other man, who has not been identified, was incarcerated at the Chino Prison, which sparked the outbreak at San Quentin. KCBS is Kathy Novak has more dairy. Brown spent about a week in an onsite hospital in San Quentin for an evaluation unrelated to Cove in 19 have guys Hey, How's Koken first after they tested me, and then it came back negative, So they keep you on the sails on 24 hours a day, he's now back in a gym getting regular breathing checks. Family members are upset over a decision to suspend access to phones. The Department of Corrections says it's part of an effort to limit movement and interaction in Brown's area, He says accommodations are being made salmon a wonderful that's like next to the Another phone. They just moved it over six feet, So that's why we are allowed in a jeep to have vocal at a hearing today. U S District Judge John Tiger, who has been pushing for more releases, said a reason step towards releasing up to 8000 people is significant. Advocate. James King of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, agrees. But he says people have died since that announcement was made hold onto the urgency of this moment. We need bold action now because the deaths are going to continue to rise without Kathy Novak, KCBS United Airlines has reportedly temporarily laid off war than 6500 employees at SFO, about half of its local workforce coming up for 30. We're going to talk more about it. KAY CBS News time for 13 this portion of the news watch sponsored by Pacific Coast Term. I now know that Napa auto parts stores and Napa auto Care centres get a $25 prepaid visa card when you get any Neff automotive battery. It's the best deal for some of the best batteries from some of the best car people around, but we might be a little partial Anyhoo, pick up.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

04:57 min | 8 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Days a week on radio dot com or the radio dot com APP de loaded today. It's 10 03 at the Bay Area's news station. KCBS Sunny tomorrow once the morning coastal fog burns off Good evening. I'm Peter Finch. Here's what's happening. Number of Corona virus infections continues to rise in California KCBS since Jennifer Hodges says the number of local counties air seeing a surgeon cases more than 1700 California answer now on the I C U with Cove in 19 4 counties, including San Matteo, are using surge facilities now TTO handle cases. We have more cases reported every day right now, then we had at any time in April, when our cases where Aerating Santa Clara County public health officer Sara Cody sending out a stern warning. But this is about every single person in this community, taking every single opportunity to prevent the spread of Covad. Every single time. The positive rate is at 7.5%. That's well above the 5% public health officials have been shooting for every single one of US needs to think about this every single day with every single interaction in Santa Clara County, Jennifer Hodges KCBS advocacy groups are welcoming the announcement that up the 8000 people incarcerated in California prisons could be released by next month. This case, CBS's Kathy Novak reports. It's part of the effort to make more space in prisons that are battling Corona virus outbreaks. The worst hit among those prisons right now is San Quentin were more than 1500 people, including 200 employees have been infected. James King of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, was released from San Quentin just months ago. I'm glad that the governor is considering more people for relief. He's concerned that those releases won't start until next month. The banquet outbreak within a Ember of days was over 1000 people, so this does not feel like a time when we can run this out over a series of weeks or months. We need quicker move. The Department of Corrections says it is pursuing a Siri's of cohort ID release efforts, including of people who have less than 180 days to serve any reductions are appreciated. We just really want to prevent the next banquet outbreak and as for the current one there, says King, he would like to see more health professionals on site. In addition to the Yage. Tents already set up to treat patients. Kathy Novak KCBS Oakland school Kids will begin the school year learning from home as KCBS is making Gold Spear reports. That was the announcement today from school district officials. The first day of school is August 10th for Oakland kids and it will be at home. We'll start with a serious of phases that aggressively increases in person instruction that said, We're starting with all students in distance learning Oakland Unified School District Actor of communication, John Sasaki says the next phase after that will be blended, learning with some in person instruction and some online but not all of the kids in class at once. They're still working out the details, but he gives an example of a proposal. The district is considering having a group of students in on Monday, Tuesday, right, so they're they're they're back to back on both those days. First X number of hours during of course today Wednesday, we clean And the other group of students comes in on Thursday Friday, they do know which students are going to be invited back first to kids who have the highest needs will be focusing on them first to get them back into in person. Instruction s. Oh, that would be special. Ed would be homeless kids that would be foster kids, along with the younger kids ahead of the older ones. Teachers will be further trained on how to teach online and he says they are working to get more chrome books into the hands of kids. Who don't have access to a computer and to get more instructions for parents on how to help those kids out. Megan Goldsby KCBS Oakland school kids aren't alone. The West Contra Costa Unified School District is also going to continue educating students exclusively online when classes resume their August 17th. Under the district's multi phase draft plan, students will continue distance learning at the outset of the school year until it is deemed safe to return to campuses in person. District officials will continue monitoring the pandemic with the goal of moving toward all students safely returning to school just ahead on KCBS. I'm Jim Taylor in the wine country town of Calistoga Shut down again by Cove in 19. Right now we want to check your Friday night drive. We go to the KCBS Traffic center and Frank Munich. Well, we'll start with some good news. And that will be on the Bay Bridge. Where what happening? Stop and.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

05:19 min | 8 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Our top story. Roger Stone is not going to prison next week, President Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and former campaign adviser. Stone has been lobbying for this, and there was plenty of speculation it would happen. He was sentenced to three years in four months for lying to Congress. We have in depth team coverage, It's six 31. Roger Stone commuted President Trump making that decision tonight for his longtime friend, correspondent Steve Dorsey. In a statement announcing the president's decision, the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany said Stone is a victim of the Russia hoax perpetuated by the left. She said Stone was charged by out of control prosecutors and that he would be at serious medical risk in prison. He was set to head there Tuesday. The president is maintained that Stone was treated very unfairly. That Stone had a full trial. He had sentencing people were considering allowing his delay to prison. Instead, he got it all. He won't have to report at all. Loyal a laws. Laurie Levenson, There has been an effort throughout the nation to question Whether there is a commitment to the rule of law. What the president has done today will certainly raise more questions regarding this. CBS News Special report on that Piper Stone was accused of lying to the House Intelligence Committee during the Its investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election Committee Chairman Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff tells Can X. This is personal for him. Roger Stone came into our committee. He looked all the committee members in the eye Democrats and Republicans. And he just flat out lied to us and outside of the committee room. He was on the phone, trying to intimidate other witnesses to prevent us from getting to the truth. Chef says the president has made it clear there are two systems of justice in America, one for Mr Trump's criminal friends and one for everyone else. The Pac 12 conference makes a major decision that will have a big impact on the upcoming college football season. It's become the second power league after the Big 10 to announce its cancelling all of its nonconference games for football and all other fall sports. In response to the ongoing Perotta virus pandemic. ESPN analyst Adam Rittenberg says he expects the rest of the conference is to follow suit. I just think it's going to be harder for the league to go out a conference and feel that they can have those games put on safely, especially when you're having the travel component factored into it. Commissioner Larry Scott says. This adds flexibility for a later start after students have settled back on campus, not because of what's happening. In the training room or doing the strength and conditioning workouts. It's the socialization that's happening amongst young people that are back on campus and excited and happy to see each other. Each pack ball team will shave three games off its 12 game schedule, including US sees marquee matchups against Alabama and Notre Dame California is expected to release his many as 1000 inmates by the end of next month as the state looks to reduce the prison population. During this Corona virus pandemic, prison officials say that would help create the needed space for inmates for social distancing. This comes as covert 19 outbreaks have hit prisons across the state, including more than 1300 inmates who have tested positive at San Quentin State Prison. James King is with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and was released from San Quentin earlier this year. The banquet outbreak within a number of days was over 1000 people, so this does not feel like a time when we can Run this out over a Siri's of weeks or months. We need quicker movement. The state's corrections department is only granting released. Inmates who have 180 days or less to serve and who are not incarcerated for domestic violence or violent crime have no current or prior sentences that required them to register as a sex offender and don't pose a high risk for violence, criminal jury trials and like air postponed for another month to the pandemic. In his statement, the presiding court judge says trials which have been on hold since March, are Expected to resume August 10th. He says the court will continue to evaluate the balance between public health and the rights of all participants in court proceedings. Thie Teachers union doesn't want students to return to class next month at the surgeon Corona virus cases continues details after traffic. It's 6 35 traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. On the finest years, today's Fondo Of slow traffic through the south because of an earlier multi car crash on their floor, five north and your arty shit. You're going to find a slow drive that begins back at the 1 10 but it is starting to improve. Now let's update our SIG alert in Hawthorne with Brian 105 Jam camp. This was extended an extra 30 minutes here. This was earlier crash involving a motorcyclist LAPD involved with this. So you've got the carpal two left lanes blocked. This is right before prairie, and you've got about 1/2 mile backup. Eso heads up for that You want to watch out for slowing to on the south and north four or five transition? To the East. One off. I want your pass. Prairie speeds will improve for you. New crash in Anaheim on the 91 hears Desmond. Watch out. It's the eastbound side of the 91 reported it. Raymond East may have some injuries on this one. It's unclear fits in lanes or not Just watch your step as you pass by, because actually drive is kind of full speed, which is dangerous. Now, if you headed into the Santa Ana can you got to lose sometime from were candy through the 2 41 But I would not up for the fast track lanes. The mainline. It's definitely On the mend. At this point, let's go over the San Fernando Valley. A little bit of one on one of the four or five from Scott in southern California, Toyota to your sky Fine..

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:33 min | 8 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"To CBS News Radio, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on radio dot com or the radio dot com map de loaded today. It's 703 at the Bay Area's new station, KCBS Pacey Sunshine tomorrow after morning clouds and fog cool at the coast warm around the Bay Hot inland. Good evening on Lou's ST John. Here's what's happening. Activists gathered outside San Quentin this afternoon, demanding the governor release more prisoners amid the covert crisis case. CBS's Kathy Novak reports from outside San Quentin with the latest show, Wanda Scott goes by Mama Bear. She has a son in San Quentin outside the gates. She gave this tearful plea. They're dying in there. You're dying, saving all of us. Just prima baby. Frank. James King was once incarcerated here and is now a campaigner with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. He read a statement from Thom Tran, who was sick inside. I'm begging you, Teo, hear us and please Gavin Newsom. Save our lives. We're dying in here. Governor, Newsome says he's personally going through a list of people who Converium least. He also says this is serious stuff and requires a seriousness of purpose. People, just saying just released thousands and thousands of people. I hope they're being thoughtful and considerate of not only the victims, but the prospects of people re offending and so we have to be very deliberative. Here. He says He's working to reduce the overcrowded prison.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

07:25 min | 9 months ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"Hi this is jenny pressing pause on our regularly scheduled programing. Because what's happening right now is new, and not because we want to participate in a moment, we want to participate in the movement. We WanNA. Use whatever platform we have to drive change. This company was founded with the mission of amplifying underrepresented voices in my first interviews for Wfan I heard many women running for office. Talk about how the moral arc of the universe bends towards justice, but only if we make it. We each have responsibility to step up today, I wanNA pass along some of the resources and reflections I've been working on that I. Hope might be helpful for you to. If you're in a position to donate, please consider giving money to one of the following organizations or to an organization. That's meaningful for you. All include links to all of these in our episode notes the official George. Floyd, Memorial. Fund campaign zero, which is working to end police violence in America. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which organizes funds in black and brown communities to go towards social programs rather than policing or other punitive activities and the black. Black lives matter movement I'd also encourage you to find a local political candidate. You believe in and give money to them to. There's a lot to read and watch and listen to I. Highly Recommend Black Feminist thought by Patricia, Hill, Collins and white fragility by Robin de Ngelo. I also recommend NPR's code switch and intersects. Analogy matters hosted by Kimberly Crenshaw who've previously highlighted on Encyclopedia Manteca I also recommend you watch thirteenth the Eva Devante, Film on Net flicks. I think it's incredibly important. We remember that the events of the last few weeks are not new. It's particularly important for those of us. Who are white? Americans to educate ourselves on these issues, not just this week. Will it's at the top of our news feeds, but every week I hope that you'll join me reflecting on how we can value black lives every day. Here are some questions I've been asking myself and my loved ones. WHAT BLACK STORYTELLERS DO I? Read or listen to do their works reflect. Reflect a diverse set of black life experiences. How many black podcasters filmmakers influencers too I regularly follow? How many black owned businesses do I regularly support? Are there close people in my life who do not support or understand? The black lives matter movement. How can I talk to them about it? As a registered voter am I. Supporting Candidates and platforms emphasize social justice. If you haven't registered to vote, why not? This week we're focusing in amplifying the stories of African American women who changed the course of history now and moving forward were also offering free ad space on wonder media network shows to organizations working towards social justice. If you want more information on any of what I've said, please email me at Jenny, at Wonder Media Network Dot Com now, let's look to Shirley Chisholm a trailblazer who continues to inspire political action today. Thank you for listening. I spend before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States of America. From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and this is Encyclopedia Annika. St Years Ago, a woman who was determinedly unbought, an unbiased was elected to Congress. Today! We're talking about that. Audacious leader, the first. African American US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. I am not the candidate of black America although I am black and proud. I am not a candidate of the women's movement of country. Although I am a woman and I'm equally proud of that. Surely was born in Nineteen, twenty, four to to immigrant parents living in Brooklyn New York. Love of education began in elementary school on her parents sent Shirley and her brother to Betas to live with their grandmother. Shirley credited the strict British style schooling there and her grandmother for teaching her that she was valuable. She started her career as an elementary school teacher. In nineteen fifty one, she earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University. She then consulted for the New York City Division of Daycare. From an early age, Shirley was aware of racial and gender inequalities, and as an adult, she became involved in the New York City chapters of the NWC p., the League of Women Voters, the Urban League and the Democratic Party. In nineteen, sixty four. She decided she wanted to do more than volunteer, so she threw her hat in the ring and became the first African. American, woman elected to the New York state assembly. Surely, just kept on making history in nineteen, sixty eight, she ran and won a seat in the US. House of Representatives becoming the first African American woman in Congress. I'm concerned, actually overdue. Get terribly excited about. She was outspoken and her advocacy soon gained her the nickname fighting Shirley. She spent seven terms in Congress where she fought for women and minorities introducing over fifty pieces of legislation on their behalf. Americans all fellow countrymen. One day confronting the judgement of history in our country. All God's children. And each of us is is precious, is the wheel of the most powerful, general or corporate millionaire? Shirley was the first black woman and the second women. Serve on the powerful House Rules Committee. And then again, she looked higher. In Nineteen seventy-two surely sought the Democratic nomination for president. Xi faced intense discrimination and was blocked from participating in televised primary debates after taking legal action, she was permitted to make just once. Attempts to stifle Shirley's power didn't stop her from earning sport of thousands of students, women and minorities. They joined her efforts on the Chisholm trail, and despite having an under-financed campaign Shirley was able to enter twelve primaries. She secured the votes of one hundred fifty two delegates. She didn't win, but she ran. An impressive campaign inspired many. In nineteen, eighty, three, surely retired from Congress, but she wasn't finished having an impact. She became a professor at Mount. Holyoke college and their CO founded the National Political Congress of black women. She passed away in two thousand and five. Surely Chisholm left an indelible mark on our nation. Own Tune in tomorrow when we head across the Atlantic for the story of another incredible pioneer. Special shout out to the one and only lizzy Caplan. My sister and the research fanatic behind this amazing collection of women. You Tomorrow..

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KQED Radio

"What the number of bay area school district's planning to shut down in response to the novel coronavirus is growing the San Francisco in west Contra Costa unified school district as well as the San Mateo Union High School district plan to close all schools for three weeks starting Monday all three districts do have classes today though Berkeley unified is canceling classes for its high school effective today the rest of its schools close starting Monday and all Catholic schools in the San Jose a diocese you are closing for two weeks starting today social justice advocates are pushing back against a decision by California prison officials to cancel many visits with inmates amid the corona virus outbreak representatives for the California department of corrections and rehabilitation say the new rules are meant to prevent the virus from getting inside the state's prisons the Ella Baker center Zachary Norris says to prevent spread prison should release medically fragile child and elderly inmates instead of cutting off outside contact the United States incarcerate a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world there are a lot of people who could be safely released and should be in order to address this crisis rather than just using punitive measures state prison officials say lawyer visits are continuing as our overnight family visits in sports I got nothing when I got something I'll let you know there's more on the corona virus and its effect on the bay area KQED news dot org I'm Brian what he's an honest newsman support comes from visitors coverage providing international travel insurance to protect against medical and travel emergencies while abroad visitors coverage dot com support for NPR comes from eighty P. from.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz

"Trying to climb up the rough side of the mountain embargo phrase, but yet we should not make it harder for. Because doing so is costly. To the investors. The tax payers of the county itself is more money that we're spending not less a survey by the Ella. Baker center for human rights found that women end up paying more than eighty percent of all fees often taking responsibility for charges incurred by other family members, the supervisors and Justice reform advocates called the issue a matter of equity patent is with community coalition. It would be for cicle with the fines and fees associated with these same. Criminal Justice institutions were not also reformed or our communities have suffered greatly from what appears to be and sensitive sadistic revenue. Grab other advocates said that the county costs to get some of these fees exceeds the revenues collected Dan Fritz, Pacifica radio KPFK, Los Angeles. More than three hundred people have marched in billings, Montana to raise awareness of missing native, women and girls Kayla. Dorota have yellow stone public radio files. Report. Marchers gathered on the Montana state, university, billings campus and walked down the city's main drag the March is part of series of such demonstrations across Montana drawing attention to the high number of missing indigenous people left unfound in murder left unsolved. Sean Cooper whose northern Cheyenne and active in billings. Indigenous community.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:02 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"On the weather forecast. Windy, rainy conditions throughout the day today and tomorrow, high temperatures mostly in the mid to upper fifty s tonight, the temperatures will drop into the forties. And it looks like a chance of heavy showers past midnight. We do have a wind advisory in effect currently, and that's running until ten o'clock tonight. That's because depending on where you are around the bay wind gusts could reach up to sixty miles per hour and the highest peaks and ridges traffic and weather together on the eighth on all news one zero six nine AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time three ten. The president of the Berkeley unified school district board and her longtime wife have been critically injured KCBS Peter Finch reports they were hit by a car while walking across a busy intersection in Berkeley, Judy appel. And her wife Alison Bernstein were crossing Martin Luther King junior way near Stuart street in south Berkeley, a little after midnight. Saturday morning when it happened and eighty one year old man struck the couple with his car critically, injuring both women the man remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officers. Judy appel is a longtime member of the Berkeley school board. She had run for state assembly in June finishing fourth in the race for the district fifteen seat. She has served as executive director of a group that offers support LGBT families and was a co founding board member of the Ella Baker center for human rights or wife. Alison Bernstein is a lawyer with the state public defender's office. She's also been a lecture at the Berkeley law school and has served on the Berkeley police review commission. Peter Finch KCBS San Francisco congresswoman, and now again, the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi has had some harsh words for the president in her first major interview since retaking the speakers. Gavel KCBS Scotla Terry has the details on CBS his face the nation. Pelosi said that President Trump is against governance doesn't care if people's needs are met or public employees are paid. And that she doesn't believe he is negotiating in good faith. So she's taking her. She says against President Trump and his policies to the people are purpose in the meeting at the White House was to open up government impression you get from the president that he would like to not only closed government build a wall, but also abolish congress. So the only voice that mattered was his own. You also talked about how she has been demonized by Republicans across the country with your effective your target. There's just no question. So they have to undermine. But that doesn't bother me. That's their problem below sea. Standing firm on not bowing to the president's demands for five point six billion dollars to build a border wall. He said Mexico would pay for is the government shutdown drags on into its third week Scotla teary KCBS. Hey, I'm Andrew Krasny. From the Harry about open. Every spring. The Indian Wells tennis garden just outside of Palm Springs.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"It's not clear exactly where appel Bernstein were when they were struck appel is a long time school board member who finished fourth in the June primary for the assembly district fifteen seat. She was a co founding board member of the Ella Baker center for human rights and served as executive director of our family coalition, which supports LGBT families. Bernstein is a lawyer in the state public defender's office. She has been Alexa. Sure at the Berkeley law school and a member of the Berkeley police review commission. Peter Finch KCBS and you era in California. Politics begins tomorrow, former San Francisco mayor and current state. Lieutenant governor Gavin Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as the state's fortieth governor KCBS Jennifer Hodges reports there's a lot of talk about how things may change in the governor's office. Jerry Brown is going to be a tough act to follow the political analyst, Leo macelroy says the two men actually do have a few things in common. Jerry Brown is a different guy this time than he was the first time around, and I think the move to gather Newsome is going to feel a lot like the first incarnation of Jerry Brown was governor Newsom does have an ambitious agenda attempting to expand health care and access to education. Macelroy says newsome's already proven he is his own man. There's certainly been cases where the Lieutenant governor. Asked to comment on policies or programs that the governor is pushing has been less than enthusiastic about the news, some has until January tenth to present his new state budget. Jennifer, Hodges KCBS KCBS news time twelve thirteen sports is next. It's Jamie, progressive's employee of the month two months in a row. Leave a message at the. Hi, Jamie, hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song what the name your.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"One zero six nine AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time ten oh nine the president of the Berkeley school board and her wife are listed in critical condition after being hit by a car KCBS. Peter Finch reports the accident happened while the two were walking across a busy intersection. The crash happened early Saturday morning about a block from the couple's home. Investigators say school board president Judy appel. And attorney Alison Bernstein were walking across. Martin Luther King junior way near Stuart street in south Berkeley. When a man driving north crashed into them police say the eighty one year old driver remained at the scene and did cooperate with the police officers who responded to the crash there is a crosswalk at the intersection. But no, stop sign or traffic lights. It's not clear exactly where appel and Bernstein were when they were struck appel is a long time school board member who finished fourth in the June primary for the assembly district fifteen seat. She was a co founding board member of the Ella Baker center for human rights and served as executive director of our family coalition, which supports LGBT families. Bernstein is a lawyer in the state public defender's office. She has been a lecturer at the Berkeley law school and a member of the Berkeley police review commission. Peter Finch KCBS. A new era in California. Politics begins tomorrow, former San Francisco, mayor state, Lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as the state's fortieth governor KCBS's, Jennifer Hodges reports there's a lot of talk about how things may change in the governor's office. Jerry Brown is going to be a tough act to follow the political analyst, Leo macelroy says the two men actually do have a few things in common. Jerry Brown is a different guy this time that he was the first time around, and I think the move to Gavin Newsom is gonna feel a lot like the first incarnation of Jerry Brown. Governor Newsom does have an ambitious agenda attempting to expand health care and access to education macelroy says newsome's already proven he is his own man. There's certainly been cases where the Lieutenant governor asked to comment on policies or programs that the governor is pushing has been less than UCS sick about. The news has until January ten to present his new state budget. Jennifer, Hodges KCBS KCBS.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Is Jeffrey Schaub, we'll have live reports from SFO the president of the Berkeley school board and your wife are listed in critical condition after being hit. By car this weekend. KCBS Peter Finch reports the accident happened while the two were walking across a busy intersection. The crash happened early Saturday morning about a block from the couple's home. Investigators say school board president Judy appel. And attorney Alison Bernstein were walking across Martin Luther King junior way near Stuart street in south Berkeley. When a man driving north crashed into them police say the eighty one year old driver remained at the scene and did cooperate with the police officers who responded to the crash there is a crosswalk at the intersection. But no, stop sign or traffic lights. It's not clear exactly where appel Bernstein were when they were struck appel is a longtime school board member who finished fourth in the June primary for the assembly district fifteen seat. She was a co founding board member of the Ella Baker center for human rights and served as executive director. Actor of our family coalition, which supports LGBT families. Bernstein is a lawyer in the state public defender's office. She has been a lecturer at the Berkeley law school and a member of the Berkeley police review commission. Peter Finch KCBS news a sophomore on the Cal football team has died. Six days after suffering a medical emergency near his southern California. Home nineteen year old Brice Turner was a defensive back for the golden bears. He had been hospitalized near his bellflower home in Los Angeles County since December thirtieth when he suffered a medical problem during a workout the cause of death is not being released. Just yet Turner spent the two thousand sixteen season at Long Beach City College before transferring to UC Berkeley, he played just one game for the golden bears this season just ahead on KCBS tenant governor Gavin Newsom is poised to become governor of the state. KCBS news time traffic time eight oh, eight Santana Ramey. It's more or less the calm before the storm the traffic challenge. I guess is going to pick up later in the day. The it is the calm before the storm. Indeed. But the storm is already impacting just.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Wife listed in critical condition. This morning after being hit by a car KCBS as Peter Finch reports the accident occurred while the two were walking across a busy intersection. The crash happened early Saturday morning about a block from the couple's home. Investigators say school board president Judy appel. And attorney Alison Bernstein were walking across Martin Luther King junior way near Stuart street in south Berkeley. When a man driving north crashed into them police say the eighty one year old driver remained at the scene and did cooperate with the police officers who responded to the crash there is a crosswalk at the intersection. But no, stop sign or traffic lights. It's not clear exactly where appel Bernstein were when they were struck appel is a time school. Board member who finished fourth in the June primary for the assembly district fifteen seat. She was the co founding board member of the Ella Baker center for human rights and served as executive director of our family coalition, which supports LGBT families. Bernstein is a lawyer in the state public defender's office. She has been a lecturer at the Berkeley law school and a member of the Berkeley police review commission. Peter Finch KCBS news, a sophomore on the UC Berkeley football team has died. Six days after suffering a medical emergency near his southern California. Home nineteen year old at Brice Turner was a defensive back for cow he'd been hospitalized. And here's bellflower home in LA county since December thirtieth after suffering a medical problem during a workout the cause of death. Not being disclosed Turner spent the two thousand sixteen season at Long Beach City College before transferring to cow and he played just one game for the golden. And bears this season a new era in California politics begins tomorrow, former San Francisco mayor and state with Tennessee governor Gavin Newsom will be sworn into the office of governor of California, the state's fortieth governor KCBS's Jennifer Hodges report to replace a former Oakland mayor there's a lot of talk about how things may change in the governor's office. Jerry Brown is gonna be a tough act to follow the political analyst, Leo macelroy says the two men actually do have a few things in common. Jerry Brown is a different guy this time than he was the first time around, and I think the move to Gavin Newsom is gonna feel a lot like the first incarnation of Jerry Brown was governor Newsom does have an ambitious agenda attempting to expand health care and access to education macelroy says new already proven he is his own man. There's certainly been cases where the Lieutenant governor asked to comment on policies or. Programs that the governors pushing has been less than in at about Newson has until January tenth to present his new state budget. Jennifer Hodges KCBS address ahead on KCBS literally the calm before the storm. We'll hear from the national weather service about what to expect later today and the next few days.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

07:22 min | 2 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"It is a mission straight up mission. We take it very seriously. And we have a lot of fun doing it. We fool around, but we have serious a lot of fun doing it. And but it is a mission not want to get through the rest of this piece. I'm a reference it one more time, and you need to get this and printed out. I've put this up on Facebook. It's down a bunch of posts. Because as I post something it pushed us something further down. Now, we've we've gone through this insane. Just what's it called here? Just communities just communities. It's a communist operation now, the far left something called the certain S our DNA pronounce certain foundation, which has funded black lives matter acorn van Jones founded Ella Baker center for human rights has given just communities thinner in two thousand nine grand since two thousand twelve now. Why would they do that the names ages gave you are straight up enemies of America? So they gave money to this. Why would you think it'd be any good educator? That's according to iris, Fallas other major funders of the Santa Barbara foundation. They gave eight hundred twenty scouted entering twenty one gram the mccune foundation. The James f power foundation. These are all like almost well, either a quarter million dollar over donations on the about us page on its website. The group describes it's indoctrination work making no effort to conceal bad intent now listen to this. This is straight off the off the page of just communities. As your kid in this, by the way, when your kid gets home from school with their home already. I don't even know the name of this teachers probably aren't allowed to tell them. It's just a lesson plan to them. Well, they even call it a lesson plan just school today. Dad school today. Mom, what happened? I don't know up to the ruined play video games. But but the bottom line is is that are being indoctrinated by just communities or Glenn singleton's Pacific education education group same thing. Now just community. This is off their website. Just communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders education seminars for the general public leadership training institutes for students. And teachers, and it's customized co customized consultation to local agencies for diversity and organizational change this. Just that's how I suspect language, right? They're just communities conscientiously works with people for a diverse cross section of the community along lines of race income, gender, sexual orientation age and religious affiliations. In other words, they fragment society, they're breaking and fragmenting society. So they can bring about their own agenda, which is they don't stay. Well, we'll see if it's an expert rafters one more world communism. We're the they'll, of course, be the head educators top they'll be in the ministry of education. They're going to say our expertise in human relations, uniquely positioned just to serve people in organizations in the education, healthcare, nonprofit, government and business sectors, the breadth of vision statement to ensure that all people are connected respected and valued. That's not true, by the way, especially if you're white does not limit our service to a single constituency. Oh, yeah. It does respecting a value does not limit our services to a single constituency whether we are training healthcare providers, or cultural competency facilitating a diverse collaboration of service providers to address youth violence. They've got all the buzzwords or phrases or empowering at risk teens as leaders in their schools, just by the way, when they say at risk teens what they're really saying is teams that don't have any parental support at home to get their act together and go to school and actually sit down shut up and learn something. Just communities continues to bridge differences. Among those of diverse backgrounds and cultures to strengthen the local community at advance social Justice. Hang on a second. Shot. Kill hans. This is all I don't drink. This is all radical speak. Now, this this is back to Matthew Vadym, one of the smart guys. Matthew, Adam goes on to say, this is all radical speak for fundamentally transforming the United States of America. That's right and Obama kind of mainstream that didn't he? Valerie Jarrett vengeance. But I just communities central coast is focusing on poisoning the minds of the young in Santa Barbara. They're doing all over the country. Look, you can't take this lightly. Can't be that your kids just went to school today. And then they come home and everybody. Well, I don't even eat dinner together. But guess everybody's there next day. They go back, and you don't even know what's going on. It can't happen. You can't let that happen. If for no other reason because you're screwing up my country. Okay. My country pisses me off what your kids are learning being conditioned to be like a little parrots because as messing up my country. Now, this is opposed by Matthew Vadym from October twenty third if you were to serve on Google and type in Matthew Vadym, crude anti white anti male, anti-christian communists, indoctrinate, California. K dash twelve students. Act. Do something about that. Again. You're messing up my country. Somebody wants to talk to me. Mark welcomed on the edge around. How are you today? Sir. Ginned up my hair standing straight up and on fire. And. You're you're right about this school stuff. Where's Betsy DeVos? I think how how do we as as voters and people how do we influence to? Eight down this this this progressive mindset that are being talked our to our children, Betsy DeVos is not connected enough to even know what that pieces is about. And if she and I'm I'm I know I'm being somewhat well making assumptions about Betsy DeVos, but we don't hear talk about it. And that would be so deep in the weeds. It'd be like, oh, you know, we're doing the best we can baba bar. Not every school's like, I I don't know what they'd say. But Betsy DeVos is not vested in this. She doesn't have this piece in front of her. And even if she did she looked at it as being so conspiratorial, so radical that she wouldn't talk about it. She wouldn't wanna come across as a nutcase. Plus never forget this never forget this. This is important, Betsy DeVos and Rick Perry. Even Ben Carson right now are doing chateaux saying this is the best job. I've ever had. Or you got that. Right. They roll. But we gotta get that mentality. That mindset of Washington out of Lansing for that bedrock. What do we do it? How do we turn the fix? Well. A as I said over the weekend in the movie the. The documentary we reference I was in that one of the one of the comments I made is that we need to employ political brutality. You won't hear him talk about that either. You're not gonna hear people that our elected officials at wanna get reelected Bill Schutte till tomorrow, or whatever say wind, you we need to get people rallied and employ political brutality. And because we don't want to tell you.

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"ella baker center" Discussed on Toure Show

Toure Show

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"ella baker center" Discussed on Toure Show

"Did you have a lot of yellow boxes and we have a very big panel sixteen bucks exactly sixteen boxes that you know and i love it because a chance to learn so much while i'm sitting there listen everybody else but i was just literally one of the a lot of people so but i come to all this stuff very differently as you well know i you know i was a grassroots activist frontline you know the left side of pluto of through my twenties into my thirties you know in the bay area like i said soon police officers and doing a good job at that you know the ella baker center for human rights which i was lucky to co found in nineteen ninety six in the bay area we closed five abusive youth prisons in the in the early two thousands and we stop them from building a super jail for kids super jail for kids in oakland which was already i mean just crazy stuff that was going on people forget california is like cala bama when it comes to prison policy i mean we have we built i think twenty plus prisons in california and one university in the past thirty years so you're living in california at a time where you know where where does michelle alexander come out she comes out of you know being a teacher at stanford being in the bay area biting against you know the prison the what we call the prison industrial complex on the caller mass incarceration but you have to remember that was my life in my world for most of the time that i was an adult and so when you come from the grassroots activists background especially in california you're used to fighting democrats i invite a republicans i got to dc working for obama i was fighting as much as i love him now i was fighting jerry brown is the mayor of oakland i was fighting willie brown mayor of san francisco who at that time would democrats were doing to by themselves from credibility with the mainstream they will be quote unquote tough on crime which meant tough on young black and brown kids and throwing us in jail and prison for stuff that i saw kids doing it yale and at worst they would go to rehab i mean i saw more drug usage yale than i.

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