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The community of Bakersfield comes together for the Black History Month Parade

The community of Bakersfield comes together for the Black History Month Parade

March 2, 2020

Bakersfield held its annual Black History Month parade, which started downtown on 21st and V Street, on Feb. 29. The parade featured many local schools...

Black History Month conference at BC

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Black History Month conference “Hustle and Motivate: It’s for the culture” featured Bakersfield native and keynote speaker Terrance Minnoy, on Feb. 7 at the Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center. This year's Umoja community club event was coordinated at the Bakersfield campus by Dr. Paula Parks. The Umoja Community represents around a million African Americans...

Black History Month Conference gathers for celebration of unity

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Bakersfield College hosted a conference event to honor Black History Month on Feb 8 in the Indoor Theatre. This event was hosted by Umoja Community (ASTEP) which stands for African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence. Umoja is a word in Swahili meaning unity, which is the main mission of this program. Their focus is on helping students in academic and personal...

Carol Swain introduces BC on how African American should be represented in politics

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Distinguished speaker and professor Carol Swain spoke at BC on Feb. 7 in the Levan Center based off her book “Black Faces, Black Interest,” which was originally published in 1993. Swain’s work that focused on subjects such as representation and race relations earned her high recognition amongst her colleagues and internationally. Swain who was not new to the iss...

Bob Marley Celebrated

Jazmin Velazquez, Reporter

February 8, 2019

The 5th Annual Bob Marley birthday celebration took place at two locations in Bakersfield:  on Feb.1 at The Tower Bar and Grill and Feb. 2 at the Temblor Brewing Company. The celebration acknowledged the Jamaican singer-songwriter, Bob Marley’s, 74th birthday, which was on Feb. 6. Mento Buru, The Jay Smith Group, Crimson Skye, Vince Galindo, DJ Mikey and others paid...

HBCU faculty visits the BC campus

Stacie Norris, Reporter

February 7, 2019

The Historical Black College and University Tour (HBCU) made its way to the Bakersfield College campus on Feb. 4.   Initially the event was going to be held outside on the lawn near the counseling building, however, with the prediction of rain, a last-minute decision was made to relocate the event to a classroom inside the Humanities Building.   What started out with a bi...

Darius Wallace portrays Malcom X in a one-man play “Moon Over Malcolm” Feb. 16.

Audience enjoys Malcolm X play

March 2, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, Bakersfield College hosted several events to embrace the African diaspora here in the United States. One of those was...

Grant Johnson and his mother, Alisa Johnson, asking Michell Williams for information on Lincoln University.

HBCU visits campus to offer advice

February 15, 2017

Bakersfield College kicked off Black History Month with a recruitment event from The Historically Black Colleges and Universities caravan on Feb. 13. The...

Students think celebrations are lacking

Brooke Howard, Features Editor

February 24, 2015

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration in the month of February of the achievements of black Americans and their roles in history. Although many on campus have mixed opinions on whether Bakersfield College does enough to celebrate this month. “Bakersfield College doesn’t do enough and it’s not just on BC, it’s...

Festivities for Black History Month

February 11, 2015

The African American Student Union of Bakersfield College will be holding an open mic and chalk walk including a chalk mural in the free-speech area 10-11 a.m. on Feb. 18th The open mic will include potery, musicians, singers and plenty of music. A quote by Ralph Martin “Excellence isn’t a skill, it’s an attitude” is a main theme that the President of the African...

Important history shouldn’t be ignored

March 19, 2014

With a large amount of festivities put on at Bakersfield College, you would think that every year during Black History Month there would be some kind of event or series of events planned. Nope! It wasn’t even acknowledged once by BC or SGA. No events were planned, and we didn’t even see a mention of it on campus at all. That’s unacceptable. This campus community needs...

Black History Month passes unnoticed at BC

Trina Goree, Reporter

March 5, 2014

There were no activities for Black History Month here at Bakersfield College. “[Student Government Association] wanted to do something for the African American population here on campus, but unfortunately there was not enough support from an array of groups here on campus,” said SGA secretary Erin Robinson. According to Robinson, Travis Tillis, former SGA president,...

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