Community Health, Youth Voices
Recent fatal shootings of black men by police moved two Bakersfield teens to organize a “Black Lives Matter” rally and march to the police department steps. Nathallie Hughes, 17, and Maria Flores, 18, told the group about statistics that show police in Kern County in 2015 killed more people per capita than any other county in the United States. “We don’t just need black people. We need Latinos, we need Asians, we need white people, we need everyone to come together to show black lives do matter.” Read the story at South Kern Sol.