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In “Sermon to White America,” sociologist preaches on race, police brutality and equality

February 13, 2018 / By and
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By Veronica Morley

Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson used a mixture of humor, rhetoric and historical imagery to deliver what he described as his “Sermon to White America” Thursday at Bakersfield College, preaching about police brutality, equality and race issues in America.

Despite community outcry, KHSD has no immediate plans to build high school in Lamont

February 9, 2018 / By and
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By Veronica Morley

Lamont residents packed the Kern High School District board chambers Monday in a standing-room only meeting as they pled for trustees to approve the construction of a high school in their town.

Expulsions and transfer rates down amid a gradual transition to PBIS at the Kern High School District

February 9, 2018 / By and
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By Dean Welliver

Following pressure after it settled a lawsuit alleging it engaged in discriminatory disciplinary practices, Kern High School District cut its number of expulsions in half between 2016 and 2017, district officials reported late last month.

Report Identifies Students’ College Pathway Challenges

February 7, 2018 / By and
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Dean Welliver, South Kern Sol, News Report

Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.

Thousands Take to the Streets For Women’s March Kern County

January 27, 2018 / By and
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Article by Marilu Cisneros, South Kern Sol

Photos by Marisol Sanchez Verdin

Hundreds of women descended upon downtown Bakersfield Saturday, marching, chanting and sharing inspirational stories of female empowerment during Kern County’s first Women’s March.

Kern High School District to Host Forum On School Discipline and Climate

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.

Kern County Youth Welcome 2018 With Resolutions

January 6, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Sol on the Street, Dean Welliver

The beginning of a new year is a time where many people reflect about their experiences from the previous year and make goals for what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

January 4, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Almost two months after the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California slammed Kern County law enforcement in a report alleging widespread civil rights abuses, it’s unclear what steps either of the two largest policing agencies have taken to address deficiencies highlighted in the agency’s report.

Queer Trans Youth Summit Teaches How To Better Your Community

December 12, 2017 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Community Voices, Chyna Patz

On Nov. 17-19, I attended the 3rd Annual Queer and Trans Youth Leadership Summit with three other LGBTQ youth from the Dolores Huerta Foundation youth group: Teens 4 Equality.

Kern County Observes World AIDS Day in Powerful Series of Events

December 8, 2017 / By
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Kern County recognized World AIDS Day 2017 with a comprehensive series of events focused on awareness, education, prevention, and remembrance, including the Kern County HIV Partnership’s World AIDS Day Resource Fair and the Bakersfield AIDS Project’s 24th annual World AIDS Day Vigil.