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‘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.

Lamont man celebrates 110th birthday; he credits his longevity to prayer, a healthy diet and minimal stress

January 24, 2019 / By and

Last Thursday, Modesto Lopez Bautizta began his day by giving thanks to God for living another day — just as he does every day.

Education advocates raise concern of high number of transfers among students of color within KHSD

January 21, 2019 / By

Although the number of suspensions and expulsions have decreased in the Kern High School District since 2014, the number of students voluntarily and involuntarily transferring out school continue to be a concern for education advocates, according to a presentation made by the Kern Education Justice Collaborative Thursday at a Community Forum.

Kern’s third annual Women’s March raises awareness to many issues

January 20, 2019 / By

More than 3,500 people marched the streets of downtown Bakersfield Saturday for Kern County’s third annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park.

Bill introduced Thursday grants farm workers the right to apply for legal status

January 17, 2019 / By

Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Thursday morning the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019, which, if passed, grants farm workers and their families the right to apply for legal status.