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Jeremy Tobias talks about CAPK programs on In the 661

March 17, 2018 / By
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Jeremy Tobias, executive director at CAPK, shares about the various  programs and work they do in the community here on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern.

Chyna Patz on In the 661

March 17, 2018 / By
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By In the 661


Bakersfield youth and LGBTQ activist Chyn Patz tells her story to us on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern.

Faheemah Salad Din on In the 661

March 17, 2018 / By
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Faheemah Salahud-Din of First and Always Melanin talks about how her organization was born, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and offers reactions to the Black Panther film!

Summit gave LGBTQ youth a space to be themselves

March 16, 2018 / By and
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Dean Welliver, News

Zoey Luna began discovering herself in middle school.

The transgender Latina was assigned male at birth, but realized during her adolescence that wasn’t her identity.

Youth Commentary: Time to make my commute to school safer

March 14, 2018 / By

By Diana Cuevas            

Every day on my way to school in southeast Bakersfield, I fear for my life.

Kern County to Host Third Annual LGBTQ Youth Summit

March 6, 2018 / By
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South Kern Sol

On Saturday March 10th, the Kern County LGBTQ Youth Roundtable will host the third annual LGBTQ Youth Summit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and straight allied youth, parents, teachers, and community members.

Federal Judge Rules Kern County Violated Latino Voting Rights

February 24, 2018 / By

BAKERSFIELD-, Calif.- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) just announced that a federal judge ruled today that the redistricting decisions adopted by the Kern County Board of Supervisor’s in 2011 are in violation of the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act and unlawfully denies Latinos to elect candidates of their choice.

Youth Commentary: ‘Our gun control policy is out of control’

February 20, 2018 / By

By Kat Gontijo

Editor’s Note: Kat Gontijo, 17, of Bakersfield High School, gave this speech at the “Gun Safety Rally” held on Feb.

In “Sermon to White America,” sociologist preaches on race, police brutality and equality

February 13, 2018 / By and
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By Veronica Morley

Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson used a mixture of humor, rhetoric and historical imagery to deliver what he described as his “Sermon to White America” Thursday at Bakersfield College, preaching about police brutality, equality and race issues in America.