Women’s March Listening Session Evokes Passionate Criticism From Some Community Members

On Jan. 2, Sacramento community members gathered to discuss last year’s Women’s March in light of an upcoming anniversary march. Some expressed their concerns over the events, including questions about diversity and ongoing action. “If it’s a women’s march, why shouldn’t everyone else be included, not just white women?” Read more at AccessLocal.TV.

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

After two years of investigating the Bakersfield Police Department, the ACLU released a scathing report condemning the body’s civil rights abuses. But it’s still unclear whether anything is being done to reform the department. “The report named BPD “one of the deadliest” departments in the country.” Read more at South Kern Sol.

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Invisi-bi-lity and Erasure

Despite having their own letter in the initialism “LGBTQ,” bisexuals are still largely stereotyped and misunderstood, even within the queer community. The kNOw’s Johnsen del Rosario explains some of his own encounters with people questioning his sexuality, as well as ways that bisexuality can lose its taboo. “We’re not confused, it’s not a pit stop, […]

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‘Migrant Stories’ Documentary Can Teach Teens About Immigrant Struggle

After hearing the Trump administration’s uncertain stances on immigration policies, a group of Bakersfield lawyers produced “American Migrant Stories,” a documentary about the struggles of immigrant families seeking better lives. Among other things, the film reinforces the fact that political activism in the Trump era is more important than ever. “It should awaken all of […]

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2018: We’ve Got This, Y’all

The start of a new year always shines with the promise of new beginnings and hope. After the trying year that 2017 was—especially with the current political climate—that’s something we could all use. “We must remember the importance of finding our people and working together to continue resist.” Read more at Richmond Pulse.

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New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight? Remember Not to Lose Yourself

When Solé Rivera was just 12 years-old, people were always commenting on how she should lose weight. But even after shedding some pounds, Rivera didn’t feel different—and now she’s learning that self-love comes from more than just feeling healthy. “The world is starting to realize that beauty doesn’t only come in one size or shape.” […]

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When Sexism Starts Within

Growing up, Youth Radio’s Awet Habtom didn’t question her Eritrean culture’s sexist practices. But as she got older, she started challenging the beliefs that had been ingrained in her for so long. “Over time, I adopted a newfound respect for all women, starting with me.” Read more at Youth Radio .

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