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COMMENTARY: It’s time to count everyone to ensure funding for the next decade

November 15, 2019 / By

BY ANGELL MAGANA

As someone who does phone banking, I get all types of calls. Sometimes the conversations go well and end with, “I’m really happy you are so young and doing this,” while other times people hang up before I even finish up with, “My name is Angell, and I am a member of LOUD For Tomorrow…”

The year 2020 will be a huge year for our community.

OUR VIEW: Bakersfield, it’s time to honor our Sikh Community

November 6, 2019 / By

In the early 1990s, a man discovered his country had killed thousands of young men. The government made these men “disappear” in the 1980s, and tried to cover up these murders.

Census 2020: San Joaquin Valley Represents the New California

October 24, 2019 / By

We Need All Hands on Deck for Census 2020 for a Full and Accurate Count

As we gear up for the 2020 Census, we need to keep our eyes on the prize about encouraging full participation so that our communities receive the resources that they need to build new schools, roads, and other public facilities.

COMMENTARY: ‘Climate change cannot be solved individually’: Delano youth marched for environmental justice

September 24, 2019 / By
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BY OSCAR CAMACHO

Last Friday, Delano youth and other community members gathered together to march in solidarity with the rest of the world and demand environmental justice through the Delano Environmental Strike.

Commentary: Targeted harassment of the GSA Club shows an unmet need for education on LGBTQ+ issues

September 18, 2019 / By

My sister was more than excited about the first Gay-Straight Alliance meeting at Frontier High School.

Commentary: Schools must value and mentor our students — not punish and discard them

August 27, 2019 / By

By Ucedrah Osby

My home in Bakersfield is no more than a 30-minute drive from any of the six prisons in Kern County.