Jose Bello: Dear America

May 17, 2019 / By

Jose Bello, a Bakersfield College student who was detained Wednesday for the second time, shared this poem at Kern’s Truth Act Forum Monday.

‘Create a legacy of success’: BC student encourages community to raise their voices

May 16, 2019 / By

I am Marivel Servin. Soy Mexicana, and I am a DACA recipient.

I was in the eighth grade when I realized not having “papeles” made me different.

COLUMN: Lack of teacher diversity hurts our students

May 14, 2019 / By


The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students.

Will the Board of Supervisors abandon its opposition to the California Values Act and insist Kern County law enforcement abstain from immigration enforcement?

May 10, 2019 / By


Since 2018, the TRUTH (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) Act required the local governing body of any county in which a law enforcement agency (LEA) has provided ICE with access to an individual during the prior year to hold at least one community forum.

Jess Nieto — pioneer of Chicano Studies curriculum — celebrated at BC conference

April 22, 2019 / By


Last year the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference inaugurated a formal reflection on Nieto’s legacy, one of Bakersfield’s finest internationalists, entrepreneurs, civil rights and educational leaders in context of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano student blowouts, a youthful 1968 movement demanding improvement for their community and to the educational system.

Pollution starts right here in the Valley

April 22, 2019 / By


As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.