The Advancement Project

First Executive Director Named!

The Advancement Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have named John Kim as Executive Director of the California Office. Founded in 1999, Advancement Project celebrated its 15thAnniversary in 2014 and has become a core institution for civil rights in this country.

Connie Rice on Presidential Task Force for 21st Century Policing

President Obama has signed an executive order to create the Task Force on 21st Centry Policing. Among the esteeemed members, is our own Connie Rice. The task force will engage with federal, state, tribal, and local officials; technical advisors; young leaders; and nongovernmental...

Engaging Communities As Partners: Strategies for Problem Solving

In the weeks since PolicyLink and Advancement Project released the first brief in the Beyond Confrontation: Community-Centered Policing Tools series, Limiting Police Use of Force, the nation has been shaken by the grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York...

January 5, 2015

Ezell Ford autopsy results raise more questions

Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3Air Talk With Pat Morrison December 30, 2014 The August 11th shooting of mentally ill black man Ezell Ford by LAPD officers has led local civil rights figures to speak out about the use of...


December 31, 2014

Arise America: What Does Bratton's Past Say About His Future?

New York City police commissioner William Bratton is a champion of community policing with the task of healing the rift between police and the minority communities they serve. To talk more about Bratton’s experience re-vamping a police department, Arise America is joined by civil rights...


December 30, 2014

Reforming the LAPD: An Interview with Connie Rice

Charles Monroe-Kane, producer of the Wisconsin Public Radio program "To The Best of Our Knowledge," interviewed Connie Rice on reforming the Los Angeles Police Department. Topics include the conflict in the 1990's, police officers' fear, and changing police practices. Click here to listen to the whole interview.