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Jose Bello bailed out by NFL players, ACLU says

August 13, 2019 / By
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Local immigration activist Jose Bello, who made national headlines after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement twice, has been released from ICE custody after NFL players paid his bail, the American Civil Liberties Union reports.

Commentary: LUPE isn’t just a club; it’s a safe haven for undocumented students

August 9, 2019 / By

BY C.R.

Being an undocumented student isn’t easy — especially as a first-generation college student.

I have struggled every step of the way while on the road to higher education.

Bakersfield College to hold Express Enrollment events next week

August 9, 2019 / By

Bakersfield College is holding express enrollment events around Kern County next week for those who have been contemplating taking the next steps in their educational career.

COMMENTARY: M.E.Ch.A stands for diversity; does not accept vandalism as ‘protest speech’

August 5, 2019 / By

BY Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán

M.E.Ch.A. de BC values diversity, but that ethic has been called into question by local history professor Erin Miller. 

In an opinion piece published by the Bakersfield Californian, Miller argues that although the acts of vandalism done by the Hundred Handers on the BC campus is unacceptable, it should still be considered “protest speech” that we should academically engage with.

Department of Child Support Services to hand out free backpacks at back-to-school event

August 5, 2019 / By

Photo courtesy of Department of Child Support Services

The Department of Child Support Services in Kern County invites the public to its 10th annual Ready-Set Back 2 School event taking place this week.

CAPK to hold free farmers market in Lamont

July 5, 2019 / By

Community Action Partnership of Kern is holding a free farmers market next week in Lamont.

Beginning at 3 p.m., community members can come to the Lamont Library and grab free produce.

COMMENTARY: While state budget extends health benefits for undocumented young adults, we’re still fighting for #Health4All

July 3, 2019 / By

BY NATALY SANTAMARIA

In my work at Visión y Compromiso, an organization dedicated to advancing the work of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (CHWs), I’m reminded every day of why we need universal health coverage for all residents, regardless of age or immigration status.

Local advocacy groups hold rally to raise awareness of ‘inhumane’ immigration practices

July 2, 2019 / By

The Women’s March Kern County and the Rapid Response Network of Kern are partnering to host a Light for Liberty event next week.

‘If you don’t participate in the Census, Trump wins’: Governor stands behind immigrant communities; denounces addition of citizenship question

June 27, 2019 / By
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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block — for now — the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census questionnaire, the governor urged Californians to participate in the census next year — no matter the final ruling.

COLUMN: Community wants to see results from Kern High School District’s teacher diversity initiatives

June 19, 2019 / By
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BY ANTHONY FUENTES

Years ago a student asked me why there was so much pressure on students to go to the high school in their neighborhood while the teachers in that school were, by and large, not from and certainly did not live in the neighborhood.