Beyond Kern

The True Cost of Transitioning

September 22, 2017 / By

By Abel Avalos

When the word transgender comes to mind, some immediately think of Caitlyn Jenner because in recent years, she was thrown into the spotlight for publicly coming out as a transgender woman.

2020 Census Off To A Rocky Start

August 25, 2017 / By
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The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress.

Q&A: Whitney Weddell, Organizer of Bakersfield’s Equality March, June 11

June 9, 2017 / By

By Randy Villegas, South Kern Sol

Local community members are organizing a National Equality March in Bakersfield to remember the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, one year ago at 9 a.m.

New Tool Helps Track, Document Rise in Hate Incident

May 11, 2017 / By

New America Media, Editorial

Since the 2016 election there has been an alarming increase in reports of hate incidents around the country.

‘There are no Do-Overs’ – Advocates Sound Alarm on 2020 Census

April 7, 2017 / By

New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano Lea en español

With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely hamper an accurate count of all communities.

Overcoming Barriers to Citizenship in Farmworker Communities

November 8, 2016 / By

Coachella Uninc., News Report, Paulina Rojas

COACHELLA, Calif. — Magdalena Bentancourt has lived in the United States for 35 years but this November is the first time she has ever been able to vote.