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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...

A culture of power: race, youth, labor discussion happens at Bakersfield College

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Local Bakersfield native and Bakersfield College alumni Daniel Rios who graduated in 2012 from BC spoke in the Levan center on Feb.14. Titled “A Culture of Power: Race, Youth, Labor and Sound in East Bakersfield, 1966-1974.” Rios work “explored the political, social, geographical, and cultural production of Bakersfield in the 20th Century, examining how the interplay...

BC details the history of museums

Saad Kazi, Reporter

November 25, 2018

There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined. “Who knew?” Professor David Koeth asked when listeners gave puzzled reactions to this statement. Different aspects of museums were shared by Bakersfield College faculty members Duane Anderson, Rae Ann Kumelos, Nan Gomez-H...

Keeping your original culture in the melting pot of America

Victoria Miller, Reporter

February 4, 2015

It's easy for people to forget where they come from and for some, continuing old family traditions is a way to stay in touch with their culture. Alma Garcia, 39, understands what it's like to keep her culture alive and strong in her home. "I arrived from Guadalajara, Mexico, in the U.S when I was 15, in 1989,” she said. Traditional dishes like tamales, tacos, chili,...

Metro gallery promotes Latin culture

Cindy Hernandez, Reporter

September 12, 2013

Downtown’s Art District was pure excitement at this months’ First Friday, from dancers on the corner of 19th and Eye, to a live band playing in Front Porch’s parking lot. This is the fifth Latination  at Metro Galleries. It brought Latin festive music that roared passed the doors and rolled out onto the street. People of all walks of life filled the gallery to...

 ‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

‘Rincon’ delivers true Cuban flavor

March 14, 2013

For those in Bakersfield looking for a piece of Cuban culture there is local restaurant Rincon Cubano. Rincon Cubano has been open for about eight months....

Race isn’t just a label

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

January 30, 2013

have never been a huge fan of labels and classifications for people. Gay, straight, girl, boy, religious, atheist, black, white, it shouldn’t matter. We’re all just people. I have always felt that it is when we lose our individuality and start presenting ourselves as cliques and groups that we breed ideas of superiority and majority versus minority. The reason I think...

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