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‘The next generation of leadership’: Local community organizer encourages Sikh youth to give back to community

March 19, 2019 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable female leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

‘Home’ at last: Writer to share struggle to belong at CSUB presentation

March 8, 2019 / By

Even as young as she was, Mexican immigrant Reyna Grande knew that when she started to dream in English, she had lost a part of herself.

‘Most of us didn’t have a chance’: How campaign donors and business leaders took control of a $50 million tax oversight committee

March 4, 2019 / By

BY: Emma Gallegos for South Kern Sol

When Tracy Correa Lopez decided to apply for a spot on the Measure N Citizens’ Oversight Committee, she figured she would make a good candidate.

‘A moment of freedom’: CSUB students talk ethics with Tehachapi inmates

February 8, 2019 / By

Should felons have voting rights? Students and inmates discussed this question in January at Cal State Bakersfield’s Ethics Bowl in the Tehachapi prison.

‘Black Love Is Necessary’: Local woman empowers and educates black community through advocacy work

February 4, 2019 / By

Faheemah Salahud-Din lives to serve and empower the black community in Bakersfield with the hopes that one day her children — and every person of color — can live in a world where everyone is treated with respect and love.

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Grant

January 29, 2019 / By

A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant.